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DISK BOOT FAILURE

I have the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". All I did was take out and put back in one 216 MB of RAM. What do I need to do?

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If you reinstalled the memory correctly it should fire right back up. But try this, when press the power button, hit delete and go to set up, under PC management find the Boot Order String, select the Floppy as the first device if you have one, the Hard drive as the second Device and the CD/DVD as the last device. Should go straight to the hard drive as the primary boot device. Hope this helps.

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