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Power hard disc

Operating system could not be found.
request me to check the power cable of the hard disc

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This message comes when your harddisk is not detected in bios.
When you power up the laptop press
F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios setup.
Then check SATA is disable. then save settings then restart .

Posted on Jul 30, 2009


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