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Xp professional keeps asking to insert the disk

Hi, everytime I try do any operation on my laptop a box opens saying installing windows xp prof then the laptop hangs for a few min and another box opends asking for the cd to be placed inside. Also I cannot access any of my exel or word docs now. It is not a copy it was an original instalation. I am away from home and cannot get to the cd. Please help.
1. Why is this happening
2. How do I repair the problem
3. Why wont the automatic updates install sp3?

Thank you so much

Lindie

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TRY TYPING Chkdsk in the run command box and hit enter let it run the reboot and try again.richardm69

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