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Will not boot

It says it has a disk error, and it won't let it boot up, What do I do

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Check the cable(s) and jumper, all are connected as per the requirement. goto BIOS and detect the HDD from there, swap the HDD to any pc and try, if unable to detect then you may have to replace with new one.

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