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Hellow, my problem is the all famous "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration..." and i cant do anything, because it shows right after i turn my eeepc on. any help is welcome

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Maybe the system cannot detect your hardisk because it's not working or have a bad sector. or try to reformat your laptop you need an OS save on the USB or if you don't know how to format try to go to asus service center

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