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When i press f1 it gose to windows xp but never starts up

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  • Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
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Press F1 to ignore the error, and to boot from your C: drive.
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Or, take the computer to a technician, and buy a replacement disk-drive, and get it installed.

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