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Hard Drive Error After Using Chkdsk - Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device


Pentium 4 3. 0 ghz
512mb ram
80 gig hitachi hdd
Windows xp home

I get this error- reboot and select proper boot device
Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. Last night i was working on this other error where it told me something went wrong run chk disc. So i was doing that last night and i thought i let it finish over night since i was tired but when i woke i got this error and have no clue on what to do. Also i tried to just put the xp cd and i says no hdd found!


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