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When started it says pri hard drive not found and no bootable devices found

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You hard drive has failed. Take it to a service center and have it replaced.

If you are lucky the service center may be able to recover your data from the old hard drive.

Otherwise, restore the last backup you made of your data to the new hard drive.

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