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Thats very easy insert any blank disk and make it bootable through your operating system.

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It sounds like you need a boot disk for you operating system or you may have left a disk in your computer. In order too download a boot disk you will need to know what operating system you are using. You can try googling a boot system or go to a repair shop. the shop might sell you a disk or have you bring it in. I don't know if it is legal to download or buy a disk.
If you down load a boot file you will need to copy it on a disk on another computer. I am assuming your computer is not booting up. (Boot up means to turn on the computer which brings the system up). Sometimes one needs to go into CMOS and tell the computer which disk to boot from or other settings. If you don't know how to do this it is best to leave it to a pro as you can permenantly damage your system.

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Install windows 95 from floppy


Microsoft Windows 95 employs the use of a bootable floppy disk to begin the installation of the Windows 95 operating system or to troubleshoot problems with the system. Microsoft Windows 95 uses the MS-DOS system to boot the computer first and then loads the Windows 95 operating system onto the machine. Windows 95 Boot Disks may be created in one of two ways: The Startup disk may be created from within Windows or a boot disk may be created from a free downloaded boot disk image. After the boot disk is created the disk may be used to boot the computer and install or troubleshoot Windows 95.

Click "Start" and then click "Settings" in Windows 95. Click the "Control Panel" option. Click "Add and Remove Programs." Click "Startup Disk" and then click "Create." Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive. Click "OK." The operating system will create the Windows 95 boot disk. Click "OK" when the disk is finished. Create the Windows 95 Boot Disk using Downloaded Boot Disk Image Open a Web browser and navigate to the boot disk image site (See "Below"). http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm Download the Windows 95 boot disk image and save the .EXE file to the desktop. Click the .EXE file to unzip the enclosed files. The formatting application will start. Insert the blank floppy disk into the disk drive and click "OK." The Windows 95 boot image will be created on the blank floppy disk. Use the Windows 95 Boot Disk Insert the Windows 95 boot up disk into the computer's floppy disk drive. Power the computer down by clicking "Start" and then clicking "Shutdown." Power on the computer with the Windows 95 boot disk in the floppy disk drive. The computer will boot up into MS-DOS to enable installation or troubleshooting of Windows 95.

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If by restore to factory settings you mean reinstall operation system ..you need either a recovery partition or disk ..to use ..or a boot-able disk with the operation system ..
if you have teh recovery partition just press teh key indicated on start for recovery and boot from the partition and proceed for recovery ..or insert the disk ..restart and press any key when asked for to confirm boot from cd ..and proceed with the recovery ..(same way for boot-able disk )
In case it does not boot from disk ..you need to press f12 on start to get to boot menu and select the cd and press enter to force boot from disk ..confirm by any key and go on ..
If you don't have any recovery ..try to borrow or buy or make a boot-able disk ..and install the operation from it ..either by changing boot order in bios or by pressing F12 on start with the disk inside ..select boot from disk and enter ...again press any key to confirm ..and follow instructions ..If you do not know how to do it ..and you are ready to do it anyway...follow one of my services ..and I will guide you by remote assistance to make a disk ..and after that find a way to guide you trough the installing (probably messenger )

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I HAVE A AOPEN COMPUTER IT IS A MILENIUM ONE IT NEEDS A BOOT DISK HOW COULD I GET ONE


Your computer tries to "boot" (restart itself) from several devices:
* 3.5-inch floppy-disk
* CD/DVD drive
* disk-drive
* USB memory-stick
* and others

When it cannot boot from one device, it tries the next.
So, either:
* you have changed the list of boot-devices to EXCLUDE the disk-drive;
* the list of boot-devices INCLUDES the disk-drive, but the attempt to "boot" from the disk-drive has failed.

Thus, the "insert boot disk" message says that all of the eligible devices were tried, and the "boot" from each of them has failed.

So, check that your disk-drive is INCLUDED in the list of boot-devices.

If it is, then your _REAL_ problem is that your disk-drive is either "logically" damaged, meaning that the "boot-records" on the disk have been overwritten, or "physically" damaged, meaning that *NO* information can be read from your disk-drive.

Take your computer to a qualified technician, to check the "health" of your disk-drive.

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Your computer is configured to try to "boot" from several devices:
* floppy-disk
* CD/DVD drive
* disk-drive
* network (via connecting to a "boot-server" on your local network)

So, "media test failure" means that no Ethernet cable is connected to the network-port on the computer. So, if you are trying to boot from a "boot-server" over the network, check that the Ethernet cable is connected, and check that the boot-server is processing boot-requests.

Thus, the PXE (Pre eXecution Environment) is exiting, because it cannot boot from the network -- no Operating System was accessible over the network.

So, enter BIOS SETUP, and disable the "network boot" option,
if no boot-server exists.

Also, put a boot-disk into the floppy-drive, or the CD/DVD drive,
or, most importantly, check that your disk-drive is working.

If your disk-drive is not getting power, or its "data" cable is not connected, or if the disk-drive has a problem, then Windows cannot be read from the disk, and so the computer tries an "alternate" boot-device.

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Not shown in BIOS!!!
How old is that hard disk?
Have you been receiving messages showing "SMART error" or something like that?

If yes, hard disk can be damaged.

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and enter
bye

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