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Laptop fails to start up

When turned on compaq logo along with what can only be described as a screeching noise then amessage in the top l/h corner "non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready".

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Sounds like your hard drive has gone bad. Can be easily replaced with another 2.5" laptop hard drive but all your stuff is lost I'm afraid. Get it fixed under warranty if you still have time.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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