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When I start up my laptop it says internal slave not detected,boot failure

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Well i suggest to reboot your laptop it deletes everything but it does the job....
when your starting the computer Tap f10 and the rebooting should start and your laptop will be up and running

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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