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In start up my computer says system fail need a boot disk

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Your bootable hardisk has been compromised...Restart your computer, see to it if your hardisk can still be detected by your CMOS/BIOS. I

If not... do this to check your hardisk...open the cpu, disconnect the power supply connector and the ide cable from your hardisk.. Now, return it back and make sure the connection is fixed properly, restart your computer and see if its detected. If its not.. then, your hardisk crashed, you will be needing another one to replace it.

If your hardisk is detected but system failed to boot, then, the system files on your hardisk was corrupted. You will be needing to reinstall a new operating system for your hardisk...

Hope this help you fix your problem.,,thanks

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Windows was corrupted and it must be reinstalled. Use the recovery disk that came with the pc when you bought it.

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