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Start up problems

At start up, the screen doesn't load windows. It gives two options. Before timing out. The first option 1 Will load windows, until next start up, then same prob when re-starting windows.
The 2nd says;
2nd. Microsoft XP Proffesional-windows could not start because of a computer disc hardware configuration problem
could not read from selected boot disc.
This D600 was refurbished! How can I fix so theese options don't come up & I can start windows the correct way.

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It was a count down setting, r-click
on "my computer" set to 1sec.

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Looks like you need to reinstall windows. get a windos setup disk and reinstall it. If it does not install cause windows setup cannot detect your c drive, then you may need to change the hd as well

first try reinstalling windows

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