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Windows 7: Please help, boot error...

20 Feb 2011   #1

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Please help, boot error...

Has anyone else experienced a booting error? Computer won't boot up, the message reads something like 'insert correct boot device'. Please, easy advice to follow, I'm no expert! Thanks in advance....

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20 Feb 2011   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Oh dear, sounds like your Windows has corrupted. You can try repair it.

Try following this tutorial and if I helped give me some rep for your appreciation (click the scales)

Repair Install
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20 Feb 2011   #3

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Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
System Restore
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