Starup problems

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midourichik

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My computer (HP) was working fine - have windows 95 or higher. When i attempted to hit ctrl alt delete to reboot after a freeze. it wouldnt so i did a cold boot. Now a black screen comes up and says disk boot failure or system boot failure and then something about inserting a disk.. i cant even get into safe mode... whats wrong? im intermediate
 

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It seems that the system files are missing or the Command interpreter is corrupted.

Boot the computer with a startup diskette. A startup diskette can be downloaded from www.bootdisk.com. Bring the computer to a Command Prompt. At the prompt type the following:

Sys C:

Press Enter. After the system files are transfered, remove the startup diskette and restart the computer.
 
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