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Desktop problem hi, my computer shuts off a few times and when i turned it on worked again...last time it shuts off when i turned it on cant boot anymore - sata or any drives cant be found, bought a new hard disk and install but same error keeps popping up...what can be the problem?? i have dell dimension 8400

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Maybe a dead cosm battery.

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