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My pc is asking for an emergince boot disk i dont have that how do i get this disk....jim

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Is it asking for a Compaq emergency boot disk? If it is then you would have to contact Compaq company for them to ship one to you.

If it's asking for a Windows emergency boot disk. You can download from here: http://www.bootdisk.com

If it's asking for a emergency boot disk that is created by a program you installed into windows. Then you need to create the boot disk from that corresponding program.

Hope that helps... if it doesn't please comment back. And be more specific, as in what exactly is stated on the screen?

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