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When I start my Computer the On Screne message is Boot failure. Insert Boot Disc into A and Press any Key. I have tried to install Windows XP Pro but when the files are installed and i press enter,the on screen message is no fixed disks. is my dead what can i do

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It looks more like hard disk failure.

If your PC is still within the waranty period, kindly contact your PC vendor to fix the problem for you.

If the warranty period has already expired, please switch off your PC and remove all power sources and open up your CPU and check if the hard disk cables and the power supply is fine. Also check if there is any loose connection.

This should fix the problem, else please provide more details.

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How To Repair Your Operating System


A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied. Here is how to run an OS Repair using the Operating System CD in XP, Vista, or 7:


Windows XP

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
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Windows Vista

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc, you need to restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc. If you do not restart your computer from the disc, the option to repair your computer will not appear.

Here is a step by step picture guide.

If you have a Windows Vista installation disc:

1. Insert the installation disc.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
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have you tried this ......

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Enter BIOS Set CD rom drive to first bootInsert your CD reboot
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-> if you want me to find the drivers for you, plz state your computer name and model.
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