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Computer freezes when I start it

When I start the computer a message comes up "a problem with the hard drive has been detected. consult the troubleshooting section of your user's manual." "press enter to continue" hit enter then "press F4 to run setup" when you hit F4 nothing happens.

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Hi,

Please make sure the boot device is correct from BIOS.

If correct please boot your system from Windows XP bootable CD and choose recovery option in Command Mode.

run the command

chkdsk /f C:


Check the result and let me know if any error comes.

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