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Toshiba hard drive frozen

Hard drive "frozen" at bios.. I bought this brand new. Will try toshiba for answers unless you can tell me otherwise.

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I believe your laptop may be known for this issue. I would call Toshiba support @ 1-800-457-7777 they may fix it for you for free

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