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DST Means: Drive Self Test. What happened here was when your laptop booted the Hard drive does a short self test on itself to make sure its still alright. If your drive is not functioning like it should, the test will fail. So needless to say, your hard drive has crashed. To solve this problem you will need to replace the hard drive with any 2.5" Notebook ATA hard drive of your choosing. Then after you have the drive installed the new hard drive, use the disks that came with your laptop to reinstall Windows. If you do not have the disks, you can use any Windows XP CD that you can get.

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