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I turn on the computer and the dell loading thing comes on but before it totally turns on a message appears... it tells me its copyrights and such what kind of modom (dimension 2400) it is then it says: Primary drive 1 not found. Primary hard disk drive 0 failure.

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Your Hard disk is faulty get is checked by a dell support center.

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