Problem: 'Reboot and insert boot media disk or insert boot media and press a key'?

This message appears right before when the windows xp is just about to load.

Update:

The hard drive is only 2 months old...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It sounds like your hard drive is starting to stutter. May I suggest backing up all your precious data just in case. Your computer will be fine for now. It's having some difficulty locating its boot sector. You said that your computer still boots up, so it's still finding it. I wouldn't worry about it. Make sure you know where your copy of your operating system (OS) is just in case.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is not a good thing. There is a chance something may have damaged the drive's partition so the PC cannot see that it is bootable. I would take it to a shop and not mess with it unless you are experienced in dealing with this kind of problem. A shop may just be able to save your data.

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