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When i turn my laptop on all i get is a curser

I took my hard drive to computer solutions and they said that there was no files on my hard drive that some one had erased it how do i restore it please help me

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Use the recovery disks you received when you bought the machine. Turn the computer on, insert the cd and reboot the computer.

If all you have is a cursor and there is nothing on the hard drive, then you can either restore to the state it was in when you first bought it, or spend thousands of dollars on data recovery that may not even work.

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You will have to reload your operating system, you can do this with your os dvd/cd or over a network with tftpd

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