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XP system format...now cant start up


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moragB

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After 5 years of my laptop sony vaio working great - things started to go wrong with it, and i decided that it was time to format the hard drive by using the system recovery disks that i created when i initially got the computer.
Disk 1 - system recovery, disk 2 - application recovery...

So after formatting the drive, following instructions I was faced with the next message...
"Reboot and select propert boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

When i pressed "a key" the message reappeared, so i took out the disk and pressed the key - and the message reappeared, so inserted the system recovery disk again - and it came up with the system recovery utility again...and a pop up box saying

" the revocery partition is active
Eject the disk and click [cancel]
your computer is restarted from the recovery partition in the hard drive. If you want to use the disc, click ok"


then the whole thing begins again

I seem to be going round in circles.

how do i get back to using my dear old computer i love so much? :D
Any ideas people?? Please help me!

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Alzeimer

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Did you try to go in your BIOS and put your Hard drive as the first boot device.
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See this.
http://www.sony-asia...rsonal computer
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gioco

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I like this Windows Xp
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