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Re: hd install

Is it the external or intenal drive. What type of OS?. What are you trying to do (install OS over it?) Is this the only drive in the system? What is the manufacturer of the hd and its type number serial number etc?
Please describe in a detail manner to help you out.

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excuse my bad english.


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