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My laptop wont boot from the hard drive

\015 I try to boot up my laptop and it says no bootable device--and when i try to locate the hard drive it is saying no hard drive found...?\015

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See if you can boot from a cd.  If you can, then most likely the hard drive crashed.  Replace it
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