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After turning on the laptop the monitor does not come on,so i tried the F12 reboot and did a diag nostic run,it says start dst short test fail with an error code 1000-0146. msg unit 0-log contains previos errors. then the next message says no diagnostic partition found. what could this be

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Run win xp boot cd and access recovery console... run chkdsk... hit y when it asks you to... another way of doing this is right click on ur hard drive and choose properties.. tools... disk check... choose both the options asking for complete scan etc.. itll then say that scan will be done when windows is restarted.. say ok.. restart...

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