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zotteli

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My backard bell laptop tells me to insert a boot disk when startet but I don't have a boot disk.
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:welcome:   zotteli,

 

Two common causes of such messages are a corrupt OS and a failed hard drive.

 

Is the HDD detected in the BIOS, a Seagate HDD will begin with the letters ST and a Western Digital HDD will begin with WD, other brands vary and please note that any mention of a HDD in the BOOT sequence that is not labelled with such letters is only the boot order and not the BIOS detecting the presence of a HDD, see example in the attachment below;

 

 

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