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I have Hp laptop and when i want to change the vista to xp i formated all drivers thin i tried to login to mother board to change the sata (make it disabled) i didn't find this option in the motherbored set up next day i tried to use my laptop i found that he don't wants to login and giving me the black screen and the logo

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If this is happening, then for hardware problem take it to the service center.

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