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Wont boot teenager tryed 2 help! hardrive formated i think moved wires

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Could you maybe put that into the form of a detailed question?



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Please remember to always note Computer specifications and Operating system details when you post a problem and to explain your problem in more detail.

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