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I started a virus scan on my laptop as i left to go out. when i came home a few hours later, the laptop was switched off. i couldn't switch it back on because the hard drive was dead. i can only access the setup facility, which says no ide. restoration is on the hard drive which is dead - no disks and no joy from compaq in getting any. if i switch on the laptop, it say pxe-160 fault, and something about no cable, but being a laptop, doesn't have an ide cable.... huh???


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seems like your hardrive is broken. one thing you can check is to remove the harddisk and check the IDE connectors and put it back it can be something loose. the other thing is to remove the plastic under the laptop so you see the HD and feel if the HD make any noice or vibrations when you start the computer.
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