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I HAVE A HEWL-A11005W PC BUT ITS SO SLOW I CANNOT USE IT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT? IS THERE A DISC I CAN GET FOR IT TO WIPE THE WHOLE PC CLEAN BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE

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    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

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U must have win xp bootable disk then reply m,e.

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