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Computer says Boot Failure Need Help Please.


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miseryfaerie

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Hey Everyone, Really hoping someone is here lol

I'm trying to boot up my mom's computer. I had this hard drive in my other computer and I'm giving it to my mother now.

I have turned on the computer and it keeps saying Boot Failure. Thing is I do not have a boot disc for the windows xp pro anymore.

So... how can I get it to boot up now? Is there another way without having to copy a boot disc, I dont have any floppy discs right now, and I'm trying to get this finished tonight, plus the floppies i do have aren't pulling up on my computer, it isn't recognizing that I even have a disc in there when I try to access it.

Blah! So i dont know if the floppies I have are good, or my drive is screwed up. Anyone who could help would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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austin_o

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you are going to need a bootable cd or floppy if it won't boot to the hd. If you don't have one, you can go to http://www.bootdisk.com/ and find resourses for making one.
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miseryfaerie

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Thank you so so much! That page was very very helpful hon!!!

*big huggles* ;) Really appreciated! ;)

ApriL! Have a wonderful day :tazz:)
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