When I turn on the computer it opens in a "DOS" like screen and says:
"Windows Error Recovery
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly, startup repair can help diagnose and fix the problem. If power was interupted during startup, choose start windows normally."
The options are:
"Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally"
Then it says:
"Description: Fix problems that are preventing windows from starting"
When I choose "Launch Startup Repair" the screen turns grey for a long time and then gives the message that I originally put in my question (about the boot disc)
So I don't see an option to press f2 or any boot or setup options.
I tried pressing F2 repeatedly upon start-up, but nothing happened. I was able to press f8 and tried to select "last successful configuration" or something like that, but the screen just went grey and nothing happened for so long that I got tired of waiting - that was just now also.
So now what?
Description: Fix problems that are preventing windows from starting