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T4010 100Gb HD

I was able to wipe the hard drive with a program but now the xp disk won't run because it doesn't detect a hd.

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Try to fixed HDD inside the system some wiring maybe lessen.

If not solve, change the cable connecting the HDD.

if not solve; Try boot the system with windows installation disk.

if still see the problems.

HDD maybe damage

If the the disk is detected;
You should back up your files and install new windows if it is necessary.

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