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I was talking to a tech last night and she told me to so the following. Run the"HDD Self-Test. I ran the short one and it passed. Then I ran the long one and it failed. This was checking my hard drive she said. She said my hard drive might have some bad sectors. I am send you another e-mail right after this one telling you the type of computer I have. I ran the dfranged test. My name is Carol Starling and my E-mail address is cstarling002@nc.rr.com

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