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Computer giving error: "harddrive error press ctrt alt sup to restart" on start up please help.

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Generally, such an error indicates the hard drive has had a severe failure and needs to be replaced.

If a portable, you can try reseating the drive. If a desktop, you can reseat the cables.

Check in the system BIOS, see if the hard drive is identified by size/model, if it is, then you can try running diagnostics on the drive to see if you can get a failure code.

if diagnostics pass, you can try booting to your Windows CD, and run tools like CHKDSK and BOOTCFG /rebuild to fix the file system.

But you are getting a BIOS level error from what you describe and that usually means replacing the hard drive.

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