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It dont work

When i turn it on my window dont load in the bottom right coner of the screen says f12 network servie boot but when i hit f12 nothing happens and some times on the left side of the sreen it says 1780-disk 0 failure what is my problem

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Re: it dont work

First off you need to get into your systems BIOS like sawhand suggested and see what the primary boot device is. Start your laptop and hit the F10 button after a couple of seconds. Once you find the boot priority make sure it start off with either the optical (CD) drive or the hard drive. If the CD is first make sure the hard drive follows after. Let us know what you find and we?ll pickup from there.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

Re: it dont work

It sounds like the hard drive is faulty. Maybe someone dropped the laptop? I would suggest running whatever BIOS utilities it has, and/or booting up a recovery CD, like Hiren's boot cd. If I were you, I'd look into having a new hard drive put in it, reinstalling Windows.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

Re: it dont work

If it says disk o failure then your primary drive is down. Get into your bios find out what key enables you to get into setup and then make sure your autodetect for drives is enabled. Sometimes, I have no idea why the settings will change.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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