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Boot I just replaced the power supply. The machine wants a boot disc, but I don't have one. What can I do?

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You may try disabling booting from cd/floppy, but if there isn't a boot record findable on the hard drive you may have to create a boot rescue disc or may even have to reinstall your operating system.

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