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I hav a compaq nx9005, im running windows vista,when i boot up it says disk read error,,i dont think its reconizing my hard drive but i try to go into set up it wont let me change my config,,dont no wat to do,,its not the motherboard i hope,,ive run out of solutions,,,need help,,,,thanx

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It looks like your hard drives failed. You need to replace it and re install Windows vista on it.

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