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My hard drive on my laptop equiem p300 was just replaced under warrnty as its only 45days old.but when when i switched it on it says it takes a few min to finish installing the software and nothing happens

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what software does it say it is trying to install ?




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Try reinstalling the software, or windows, which ever the problem maybe.


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