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Disk boot failure

I was working well with my computer but suddenly it went off after starting it again a message DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT A SYSTEM DISK came what should i do and what might have caused this.please help!i have tried to change the boot sequence from the cmos but it seems not working. boot disk failure

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Sounds like a hard disk drive problem. If you are comfortable with working inside your computer, you can open the case and remove the cables to the hard disk, and re-connect them again firmly.

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