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marknf316

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A couple months ago i upgraded a differant computer to xp home from windows 98se. everything had been working perfectly fine, and then i tried to install a digital camera. I downloaded the kodak software for my camera, and then as soon as i pluged in the camera through the usb, it froze. I reset the computer, and then i get the message "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." I know its not a problem with the usb ports because i had other things hooked up. have I lost all of my files? Is there any way to get windows back with all of my old files?
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Facedown98

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Do you have the Windows XP CD that you used to install with? The computer has failed to start and requires a bootdisk to start. The Windows XP setup CD will act as that bootdisk.
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I do have the disk, but will i lose all of my files?
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First, have you unhooked the camera and it's cable? Some machines like to try to boot from external USB devices and will hang while looking at them during the boot. Ipods are particularly good at this, but I've run into machines that like cameras as boot devices, too.
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wow...i feel very dumb :whistling: lol, all it took was unpluging the camera from the usb. thanks alot for your help though wannabe.
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Glad we could help! :whistling:
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I must say, that's a genious solution! :whistling: Never would have thought of that :blink:
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mark...you may want to see if you can find the option to turn off "boot from usb" in your bios...that way this wont happen again?
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