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I got my floppy disk stuck in my wife's hard drive!

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Are you sure you mean hard drive? the hard drive does not have any openings to get anything stuck in.i think you mean flopy drive?theres abuton on the front have you pressed it?

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Do you have a floppy drive and if so do you have a disk in it by accident?

If not then I would suspect that the wires going to your hard drive need to be pushed
back on again. They are a pain to get off when you are trying, and seem to fall off by themselves
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This error message - "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press any key" means -

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