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No op system

Hi have aspire 3050. Get no op sytem found. Have xp on disk. have changed boot order in Bios so should boot from cd/rom but does nothing. Its not my pc its a mates so NOT too worried lol. But any help appreciated

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Remove the Hard Drive and see if the system will then boot to the XP CD. If it does, then most likely the hard drive has failed.

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