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Hard disk wont start

After a i shut down my laptop last night and left, this morning my OS wont start. if i enter the system setup it tells me no hard disk found. if i try to use my OS recovery CD it tells me cant find boot sector for signature. any help. can this be a virus infection

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It is repairable. If you have an XP cd, you will want to reboot with your cd in it. Follow the options to get to the recovery console. When you get to the C> type in: chkdsk /r

It will take about 30+mins to run, but should definitely fix your problem. Let me know if it doesn't help.

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Probably hardrive is defective. However you can enter the BIOS and revert the settings to default and test again. Also perform full power cycle. If issue persists I recommend you to replace/service your HDD.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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