Insert system boot disk

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Boot disk
Boot failure
why is it my computer always returning to "INSERT SYSTEM BOOT DISK and PRESS ENTER"? help please!!!... Thanks!

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Not sure, what OS are you running? How did you shut it down last? Is there anymore info in the message?
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Securityn00b is right, more detials would be helpful here. Sounds like your OS got corrupted at the very least and you might want to run diagnostics on your hard drive.

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  • Kemponline
    from my experience can be one of several things, you have left a floppy disk in the drive that is not bootable, you have a memory stick plugged in, there is something wrong with the MBR, the partition with Windows or what ever OS you are using is not active, the disk that the OS is installed on is not connected or faulty or there are no system files on the active partition. In most cases I have found that it is due to a floppy disk or usb flash drive (memory stick) has been left in the computer. Other than that it could be as simple as copying the system files across on to your PC Worse case scenario is that you will need to re-install your OS
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  • carlosdl
    Did you make any changes in the BIOS setup recently ? If so, check the boot options/order in the BIOS.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    It could be malware-related....make sure you do a complete system scan using multiple virus scanners.
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