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I was having issues with the DVD on my IBM thinkpad so I foolishly decided to disable it. Now it will not boot. After starting it,a blue screen comes up and tells me to run the "chkdsk /F" command, but I don't know how to do that. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am Technotarded and should have known better than to disable anything.

My question is:

How do I get my computer back to working again?

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(1) How have you disabled the DVD, (2) describe better the blue screen. You could edit your post with the new data, and also add a comment below to inform me of it. (Note: precede the comment with @harrymc so I would get notified.) – harrymc Mar 3 '11 at 12:50
It would also be good to know what model thinkpad it is. It sounds likely to be a problem with your hard drive; there are probably testing utilities you can run, but how you get them depends on what you have. – Chris Mar 3 '11 at 13:01

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