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My computer hard disk is bust and the computer doesnt start i mean it goes on the screen but freezes

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There can be so many causes for this it is just to many to mention here, and with your input provided there is not much to narrow the scope of your problem. Please provide more detail for example error codes and any other messages that you might recieve before you PC "Freezes" Best and fastest is take it to a pro or your closes vendor.

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Hands of Time

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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