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I dropped my computer and it says to insert boot disc. What should I do? Whats wrong?

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  • roboverfifty Aug 06, 2010

    johnsnmatt23

    There are a few possible reasons for that to happen, I need more info to be able to help you.

    1. When you push the power on button what comes up first?
    2. Did you try to insert your boot disk? If so what happened?
    3. Are there any other codes or beeps that occur when you power up? Be specific! Count the beeps if there are any.
    4. Have you tried to hit F2 or F 12 right after powering on.

    F2 should take you to the BIOS Screen (Caution, DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO THE BIOS) IF it does go to the BIOS, hit the Esc and quit without making changes!
    F 12 should take you to a BOOT Menu, if it does try starting the computer in SAFE Mode With networking. Let me know if it does that!


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