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Hard drive cant boot

My laptop cant boot when i try putting it on an error "hard disk boot sector invalid" comes on. please help thank you

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    I try booting my xp cd and this message comes up "boot cd-rom type:cd-rom/non-emulation booting" dont no what this is all about.Can some one help me out of tis please.

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    hard drive and cd rom won't detect in the bios

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Try booting up your XP cd and enter R at the first option screen. Type chkdsk when you get the dos prompt. This will check to see if the drive is crashed.

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If you're running Windows XP, put your Windows XP (or recovery) disc in, load Windows Setup, then press R for Recovery in setup. You'll be asked eventually which installation of Windows you want to use, it's usually 1. It'll ask for an admin password, if you haven't set one, hit enter. Then type "fixmbr" and confirm the action. Restart, then that should sort your problem.

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