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Hard Drive I have a Ei System 4419 laptop and it will not find the hard drive SAME PROBLE ON MY 4419 SWITCHED HDD AND NOW SAYING MEDIA TEST FAILURE AND CHECK CABLES????

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Most likely your hard drive has crashed. I repaired several laptops with that error and I had to replace a HD and reinstall operating system. Some laptop manufactures will provide a system recovery disk which will help you to reinstall your operating system. Otherwise you will need to install it from scratch. Most likely all your data is lost.

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