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BIGEYE

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My pc has been working fine for a while, only this morning I performed a shutdown & restart. The pc shutdown OK, but on restart at the first boot up screen, it displays boot from CD ROM...
Then
Y∞Y∞

I can't get any further than this.

The OS is Windows XP with SP2.

I think the MBR has become corrupt, only I don't know how to fix this without loosing my filles stored on the HD.

Appreciate if anyone can advise on what this problem is and how to fix.

TIA
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xzallow

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Have you already tried accessing Safe Mode with any avail? If you could access Safe Mode, you could get your files and perform a Windows repair installation.
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Hi BIGEYE,

Your PC could be set to boot from CD in the BIOS, perhaps you we're working with your XP CD and left it in the drive hence the PC is trying to boot from the disc?
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No CD in drive, also tried booting to HD by setting this in bios as first boot device.
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