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Can not boot from cd,Win xp home.

When I try to boot from anything other than harddisk in F2,command is ignored.I am trying to recover lost files.Help.

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  • rayo49 Oct 19, 2008

    Thank's for the advice,I'll seek tech. support help.

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Hmmm..well..then the files you need will need to be professionally recovered. do not attempt this yourself.

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