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Your computer tries to read from several devices, to try to load a copy of Windows:
* CD/DVD drive
* your disk-drive
* via your network-adapter, to communicate with a "boot-server" on the network
* 3.5-inch diskette

Your computer has tried each of the above devices, and found that NONE of them, including your disk-drive, contain an Operating System.

Either:
* your disk-drive is getting no power from your computer
* the "data" cable for the disk-drive is not connected to both the disk-drive and the motherboard
* the disk-drive is not spinning (dead motor)
* the electronics on the circuit-board under the "spinning" part of the disk-drive have failed.

Check the power/data cables. You may need to replace the disk-drive, and reinstall Windows.

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