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If you have a floppy disk inserted or any hardware inserted, can you remove it?
If that does not work, it looks like windows is corrupted
What's the brand and model of the computer?
Does it have windows xp, vista, or 7?
Do you have the windows / recovery disk?
I checked to make sure there were no floppy disks or cd's inserted. I have a compaq presario 5000 series. it has windows xp.
i don't have the windows recovery disk. do you think that i need to reinstall windows xp?
You can try to repair it first
Let's try this: turn off the computer
then turn it on and press the key F11 when the compaq logo appears on the screen to see if it can do a system recovery
i turned it on and press f11 when the logo appeared
i just got the same message non system disk or disk error
sorry, you need the windows xp disk to repair windows
what's the exact model of compaq presario 5000 series?
i have a windows 7 disk can i just install windows 7?
its a 5310 us
it does not have the drivers for windows 7
but i guess you can install a usb wireless adapter / card
what would a usb wireless adapter/card do?
for Internet access
or you can get the windows xp / recovery disk athttp://www.recovery-disks.com/
You're welcome. Sorry about the corrupted windows issue.
Do you have another computer question/issue I can help with?
no but thanks