I have no bootable CD disk to get the computer started. I have tried the F10 key and nothing different happens. I also tried the F8 key. I have read about creating setup disks but have no access to another computer with a floppy drive on which to create them (I am on my husbands laptop now). And I think these would wipe out our data by setting up the computer as it was when I purchsed it so I am not sure I want to do this anyway.
I am not at all experienced with hardware or the internal workings of a PC. If anyone knows what I can do to do to determine the problem and save my data, please let me know.
I have a Compaq presario SR1010NX with Intel Celeron processor 2.7 GHz, 256MB DDR SDRAM memory, 40G Ultra DMA hard drive. The operating system is Windows XP. The computer is one and a half years old.