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Computer stopped working - shows message "Failure Fixed Disk"

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Re: Computer stopped working - shows message "Failure...

Thank you for trying to help!
I purchased the computer in June so it's not even
been a year and still under warranty so I took
it back to Geek Squad and was informed that
the drive was bad and it had to be shipped
back to the manufacturer for restoration...

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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Re: Computer stopped working - shows message "Failure...

Do you get the failure when you are booting up your computer? if not when exactly do you get that problems you are having?

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