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Computer won't boot up

When i power on the hard drive it starts to boot but then my monitor just goes to a blue screen saying "inaccessible_boot_device" with about four different paragraphs of other things its telling me. Nothing i do will take me away from this screen. PLEASE HELP!! THANK YOU!!!

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Hi, Reboot and get into BIOS. Make sure that the hard drive is set to boot first. (Enter the BIOS by pressing either F2 or F8 when u switch on your PC). Let me know how you get on.

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