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Got a laptop (ei systems) that i cannot properly start up, and access vital information which i just cant lose (court stuff etc). When computer turns on it say Boot device Hard Disk C / CD-ROM/DVD / Floppy Ive tried to get into all of them but computer does nothing at all barring NO BOOTABLE CD in ATAPI CD ROM Have you any ideas on how to get the laptop back to normal? Your help would be much appreciated TEZ

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How many years your Laptop?
did u try Boot device to Hard Disk?

if you try that maybe your Operating System in your hard drive been Corupted or the hard disk is busted,

try put the XP cd to your cd/dvd rom and boot in cd/dvd rom install the Xp, if no hardisk is being detect in installation, your hard disk is busted or not working anymore, you need to replace your hard disk.

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Try to boot your laptop from hard disk
reset your laptop & press f2 or del to go in cmos setup by press f2 or del key then afer go in boot manu select there is hard disk in a frist boot divice then save the settings by press f10

try this
may your problem will solves

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