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My hp 520 laptop is not working in normal mode

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my laptop was not detecting hard drive so i disabled 'SATA native mode' from device configurations in bios settings.Now it is detecting hard drive but working very slowly in normal mode and after inserting windows xp sp 3 it is working properly in safe mode but still not working in normal mode and if i try to open any folder in normal mode than it shows a msg "windows cannot find "(null)", make sure that you typed the name correctly and try again to search for a file click start button and then click search".

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Download dft here and burn it to a cd. pop the cd in, reboot the machine, boot off the cd drive, run the quick test and the standard test. if your hard drive is good, yay! go to software troubleshooting, if not, you nee da new hard drive.

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