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WHEN TRYING TO REINSTALL THE ORIGINAL SETTINGS IT SAYS THERE IS NOT A HARD DRIVE ON THE COMPUTER OR IT IS NOT SET UP

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Did you replace a new hard drive? if yes,check the jumper settings,if you are using one ide cable only ,the jumper of your device,should not have the same settings one of them is the master and the other one is slave,but if you are using diferent cable thats no problem with the settings.try also to check the power supply of your device.insert it properly.

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