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Computer does not find segate st3120026a. My computer was running fine although slowly so I thought a reboot would help. Upon booting up I got the error:corrupt or missing file: rootsystem32hal.dll but actually the system doesn't see the drive.

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Hmmm well thats not good... usually that error is telling you that there is a file that has become corrupted.. or that part of the hard drive is, to me it sounds like the latter... seems to me as if your drive has gone south. Perhaps that was the reason for it being "Slow" .. You could try to recover it? but first I think it would be best to test the disk. They are pretty easy to replace ... You are going to need your Windows CD/DVD. Run the setup through and windows will test your drive for suitability, it is real "picky" so it will tell if it's OK or not.

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