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reboot and select proper boot device


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patel121

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hi

i just turned on my laptop (sony vaio) and got the message:
reboot and select proper boot device

not sure wot to do really - or why this has happened - can someone help please?

info:

sony vaio laptop
CPU: 1.60GHz
Intel Pentium
RAM: 512MB
Windows XP
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Alzeimer

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Might be for different reasons:

-Your boot order has been change (go into the bios to verify)

-Your hard disk is not readable

-The connection (cable) to your hard disk as become loose

-Your boot sector on your hard drive is damage or corrupted


First thing is to check your boot order in your Bios, if your HD is your first boot then check your cabling between your Hard Drive and your labtop motherboard.

If those two are not the problem then you will have to check your HD with the CD Utility from your HD manufacturer (WD, Seagate, Maxtor, ect) that will tell you if your HD is damage or not.
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patel121

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So the Boot Device Priority is as follows:

1st boot device: Sony DVD RW
2nd boot device: removable dev
3rd boot device: PM TOSHIBA MK6021G
4th boot device: network

Now i have another problem when i just turned my laptop on:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows set up using the original setup CD ROM
Seect 'r' at the first screen to start repair

i dont understand - sorry im not good with technology

thanks i hope i dont loose all my files!
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