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dropped thinkpad, operating system not found

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I dropped my thinkpad, xp operating system. I thought I had a loose hard drive, slid out and back in a few times, nothing any better. Black screen with operating system not found. Did get it to start to boot once, but when I chose to run windows normally, received blue screen with beginning physical memory dump. No idea what to do next!
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tabrego :)

Sorry to hear about the problem.
Dropping it could be causing numerous issues. It could be something broken internally on the board.

But lets run some hard drive diagnostics.
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use Burncdcc Link is in my signature below

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool. If you are unsure of the drive manufacturer then you can try seagate diagnostics It sometimes works on other manufacturers.
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