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MY ACER COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT UP AND IT'S ASKING TO INSERT A BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE? MY COMPUTER WHEN I BOGHT IT DIDN'T HAVE A BOOT DISK? WHAT CAN i DO TO GET MY COMPUTER UP AND RUNNING WITH OUT SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY FIXING IT OR EVEN BUY A NEW COMPUTER?

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  • Sarah Sep 22, 2008

    my computer is still asking for a boot disk and then press any key?

    BIOS error 01 reading hard disk

    press any key to boot floppy?

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Check your floppy drive and optical drives. Remove any media that may be present. If none exists, looks like you need to reformat and reinstall. Thats what any shop in your area will do first thing. If you have a friend with a pc, unhook your hard drive and slave it to his system. From there you can do a backup of any important info, then reinstall your hard drive and reformat and reinstall your OS.

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You should press Alt & F10 as the pc is booting to allow the factory restore menu to start, but this will format and re install as if it were new.

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