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Harddrive problem I have a flashdrive that does not work properly,so when i connected it to many other systems, it will just install but when i wanted to open it.It will be complaining insert disc.

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DDL file's on disc are damanged!It need to change the HDD PIN!I don't think you can do that..Just buy new hdd!

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