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Computer runs for a while, then looses HDD. Can not register.

While setting up the notebook, it restarted stating network boot location not available. I checked the settings, and no hard drive was recoginzed. I finally got it going again, but have never been able to register the product. Their web site says it is an eligal serial number and they do not start with LUS......
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