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Problems with my HP DV2000

Blue screen will randomly come on &sometimes restarts it self.
Hard Drive self test it failed the comprenensive part .sometimes will shut the system down at around 40%.
Will have a black screen that's Operating System not found.
Schedule to do a check disk get to 10% and freeze up. Can you help me.Thanks Darla

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Replace the HDD with Proper one for ur laptop.

HDD: Hard Disk

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