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GETTING MESSAGES.....HARD DRIVE NOT INSTALLED MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE.....IBM T22 LAPTOP

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Most likely is your hard drive connection is not functioning. Can you please provide more details on the problem? Does it happen every time you try to boot, or only sometimes? Have any new devices been added? Memory changed? Computer dropped or immersed in water?

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