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Gateway computer dx series. harddrive failure on original 640 gig hd.bought new terabyte hd.tried to install recovery disks made all the way trough installation .got to screen that says windows is setting up computer.left and came back an hr later and screen is blank and now blue power light is flashing and computer will do nothing

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Take the Cd out and restart the computer

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