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Stick Man
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I don't have a boot disk (yeah, I know that's daft) and I can't make another disk off the net because I don't have a floppy drive :cry:

I've tried reinstalling Windows and formatting the disk; neither of which have worked. I have tried pretty much every recovery option given by inserting the Windows disk which asks for an "Emergency Repair Disk"; which I also do not have

Can anyone help?
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I've tried reinstalling Windows and formatting the disk; neither of which have worked.
why didnt it work?
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Once the reinstall was complete, the same error persisted.
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And the error appears..when?
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When you try to start the computer; before the "Loading Windows" screen appears.
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Have you set the computer to boot from the hard drive?
You can do this through the bios.
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The primary boot device is set to IDE0; is that what you mean?
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Yeh it is, that's your hard drive. Have you got anymore hard drives setup?

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Or any other partitions?
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No and no.
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Is it set to boot from a floppy at all? Im pretty sure you can disable floppy drives in the bios...atleast you can on my comp.
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At this point, if i could not format it myself, i'd fork out £30 and hand it over to a repair shop.
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