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MY computer was working fine .. thn this morning when i restarted it gave me this error...Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

what should i do!!!

windows xp he
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Check you haven't got any discs in the drives

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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when its booted and im clicking f8... nothing happens it takes me to the same error
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Try F5

Tapping as soon as you press the power button
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no luck with f5 either
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If you tap the delete key does it go to BIOS set up
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if its in the error.. i tapped delete.. but it gives me the same error again
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Put the XP CD in and boot the PC

Probably safer to wait until it gives you the error then put the XP CD in then reboot
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i dont have a xp cd.. where can i get one....
does this mean.. everything i had on my computer has been erased????
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The data should be fine, it's just getting to it

If you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2, you need an XP SP1 CD, you can run a repair install
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how will i know which one i installed before...
and where can i get the cds
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XP HE (Home Edition)

Ask any friends if they have a disc

What make and model is the PC
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its sony pentium 4
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are you sure after i insert the cd it will take me back to my files safely..
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Is there a model number
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