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Windows will not start.

I cannot get into my computer and I have no recovery CDs because ---my
D: drive is my hp recovery. I cannot get into anything recovery console or into anything on my computer. I cannot go to command prompt or anything else. I cannot reinstall my os because I do not have any hp disks.. None came with the computer, is there someway I can get a boot disk just to get into my computer.

Thanks for your time and answer, I wished it had worked.

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If you can get afriend to download Hirens boot cd and burn it for you
set BIOS to boot from cd use disk and check the programs on it
Alternatively get a disk called ERD commander this boots and allows you to fix things in operating system that might recover your operating system so you do not need to reinstall it

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