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System won't boot!

Hardrive will not kick in. Bios comes up but os will not start. Can't go into safemode. Tried loading Bios defaults. not working Help!!

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Re: System won't boot!

Is the hard drive showing up in the bios?

You can get an adapter(ebay)

to connect it to a desktop pc to test and also retrive any data.

Hope that hepls

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