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Booting problem with compaq presario laptop v6608au

Whenever i boot my laptop ,a message appears on the screen ,it says "remove disks or other media ,press any key to restart"
what should i do? i use windows vista basic operating system ,i dont want to loose any data,is there any solution?????????

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Plz try by changing the hard disk cable

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