Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I have an error coming up when I start computer windows xp - boot disk faulty - insert cd and enter. Before this i was playing mp3 player and also had installed an older version of nero from my friend, the computer siezed and I switched off from the switch, I also had the cd for the installation still in the computer, forgot to add before that the computer would not restart, so I had to switch off from the switch. Basically i dont have the cd for windows at hand,and I cant get into safe mode, when I press f8, can anyone suggest a solution to this problem, it is the first time it appeared since saturday and it is still appearing. The bios boot order is floppy disk, hard disk then cd, when you start computer, it will get as far as the cd check and then the message comes up, I cant get into safe mode to do anything i.e. check for errors. Please advise. Thanks,
Your system may just be looking for a bootable disk in the floppy drive.
Go into setup (usually F1 or F2 on most systems), and change the setup boot order for the hard disk to be first. Be sure to save before exiting. Then, reboot your system.
If you are still experiencing a problem, either your hard drive is failing, the operating system is corrupted or the boot /BIOS portion of your system is problematic.
Let me know what happens.
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