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I have an HPDV2000

Blue Screen will randonly come onand sometimes restarts it self.
I Do a Hard Drive self test it fails and the comprenensive part or sometimes shut down the system down at around 40%.
Sometimes black screnn that's says operating system not found.
and i do a check disk and will go around 10% and freeze.
Can you help me .Thanks Darla

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You need a new hard drive. Sorry.

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