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You have a hard drive problem.

If it won't boot because of this problem, then the hard drive with your operating system may have failed. If it offers several boot options, then choose safe mode and the use the scan disk programme (set out below for XP, other o/s slightly different) to try and resolve the problems.

Your hard drive is probably split into 2 partitions a large one for general use, a smaller one for backups and support data.

Try going to Start - All Programmes - Accessories - System tools - Scan Disk for both partitions

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Welcome to Fixya. The first thing you need to check is if the SATA Hard Disk is detected in Bios. In the system information you will see there the list of the drives including the DVD and the IDE hard drive. You can also check the Boot Sequence or Priority if it is there. Please let me know if you find the SATA hard disk on the list.


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