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Windows wont boot up

When I turn computer on it goes to the setup utility..then when i exit out of it goes back to startup screen and then a error message comes up and says....(media test failure) the goes to Non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key......what should I do????

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Try putting the windows disk in and mess around with that and see if it wroks. what i think might of happend is the windows might of gotten del. so put ur windows disk in and i think that might work
good luck

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