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Do you have a USB drive attached or a disc in the dvd drive that may be causing a problem?
If not your MBR may be damaged.
You can fix this with a windows disc, just google "fix MBR"
If you dont have a windows disc, you may be able fix it with this site http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/27414-repair-mbr-without-xp-cd.html

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