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Boot Disk Failure, Insert Boot Disk And Press Enter

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I'm getting this "Boot Disk Failure, Insert Boot Disk And Press Enter" message at random times while working on a family computer. I'm forced to reboot when this happens. This message comes up as the computer runs normally, with Microsoft Word, a web browser, and a couple other things open as I work; it boots up normally. I think that the computer is working to capacity, because it's been running slowly the last few times that I've been on it, but I'm far from an expert.

I put this in here because I thik that the Anti-Virus program has something to do with it. My family members have not updated Norton Anti-Virus in a while, and now I think something has gotten through and ruined the system. Could a virus or malware be the problem, or maybe something else? Should I update Norton (would require reinstalling, some *.dll file is now missing), or should I go with something that is better, like AVG? Is there just too much stuff on the

Edited by xzmattzx, 15 November 2008 - 07:34 PM.

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