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Presario v6000 Sart up.

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I have just ordered recovery disks as the hard drive went down. I have inserted it and loaded it on the laptop but after a certain point it just reboots itself and goes through the same procedure again. Im only a novice so just wondered if theres anything im doing wrong. HELP

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After reboot, before restart, take the recovery CD out and let the computer start from hard disk. Let me know what happens.

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Shut down your computer and restart it.
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Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option.
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Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".
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