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Boot disk failure pops up when computer comes on an will not allow the computer to go any further.

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There are several possibilities:
1) your hard drive crashed and you can no longer boot off it.

2) You have a floppy or other similar removable drive loaded and the system is trying to boot off removable media which is not bootable.

3) Your boot record got damaged somehow by some software or malware writing to the boot sector of the drive, but your data is still there.

If the problem is #1, you can try a repair install of your operating system and see if that works. If the hard drive itself is damaged, this won't help.

If the problem is #2, I'd just make sure you have removed all removable media before trying to boot.

For problem #3, the way to test this out is to remove the hard drive (with the system powered off, making sure you have discharged all static electricity) and place it in another machine as a "slave" drive and see if you can access the data on that drive. If you can, there's a possibility that you can repair the boot sector. However, this is not really a job for amateurs as there's a very good possibility you can permanently wipe the data on this drive or on the main boot drive of the computer you're using to test with.

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