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T60 will not boot up

Error message:

ERROR
2100: HDDO (Hard Disk drive) initialization error (3) I dont know where to start?? I did go into the BIOS...that was a big mistake since I have no idea what im doing. Please help.

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    using win xp sp2

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Seems the harddrive has failed, and needs to be replaced.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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Please go here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-64462.html

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