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jerry1967

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How do I fix the hard drive? When I try and run my dell laptop I get a message the says cannot find the operating system.
Is there a way to fix this or am I out of luck?

Also is it against the law to got to a porn site but not download anything?
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shard92

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Hard to say with the little data given... sounds like the hard drive has actually died... therefore you would have to replace the hard drive.... however it could be that you are just having software issues.... if you have a windows disk you could try booting to it and see if it sees the hard drive.... you could also try this with a recovery disk but if you do the recovery ( or install windows from the windows disk for that matter ) you may loose your data...

as far as porn that kind of depends on where you are from and what kind of porn..... you'd have to look that up yourself as we are not lawyers and even if we were that wouldn't mean we were familiar with the laws in your area....
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Hi jerry1967,

shard92 has a point. It sounds like the crash corrupted the FAT or NTFS partitions. Hmmm, reinstalling operating system over the top of itself probably won't work. You might be able to retrieve your data using recovery utilities.

Regards,

mirso
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