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I get this black screen message: Widows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

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Try starting your laptop in safe mode. If it does then run CHKDSK/F to find and attempt to repair the errors on the drive.
Hope that helps

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