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Won't boot up

When I go to turn on my laptop it trys to boot up but immediately stops and you hear a clicking sound and the key to turn on the laptop starts blinking

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Your hard-drive might not working or boot sector has been altered by VIRUS.

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7. Enter the Service Tag of your system (found at the bottom of your laptop)
8. Then download the audio driver. Just save it on your desktop first.
9. Restart the computer.
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Please rate this solution if this helps.

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