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    cannot find hard drive or optic drive

    My kids use our old laptop to play games with [they are 5 and 3], but now and then we can't get it going, and it says cannot find hard drive and cannot find the optic drive.It was sent to a friend who is a computer wizz [geek,/] and when he started it up it worked ok. Also can you run a second screen from a laptop?

    Thanks

    Peter

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    2nd screen? yes...if it has a VGA port details

    Or you can get a USB video card and try that (Example)


    As for the errors -- hard to diagnose without having it front of me, but likely causes:

    -loose cable inside
    -bad/failing hard drive
    -bad/failing motherboard

    It boils down to: something simple or something REALLY expensive


    HTH

    -Celt

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    Thanks for the help Celt.

    I am still trying to use my own resources, and another suggestion is that it cannot start up because of the Bios settings. I'll do some more research into this.


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