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Disc Boot Failure

I am unable to log onto my computer "disc boot failure insert syst rom disk" appears is this a major problem or one I can easily rectify myself? Do I need to call in an expert?

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  • luisurdaddy Oct 21, 2008

    my message at start up reads " boot disc failure, insert system disc and press enter".

    No more warranty for me HP only gave me 1 year.

    Please help!

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You might be able to fix it your self, either your harddrive has failed... Your harddrive is not set to boot in the bios, or something came loose if you need more info please feel free to email me my email address is fixya (at) whypayforhelp(dot) org

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