device. Last time it would loop on start, but I system restored and it was just fine. I'm thinking that I could boot from a Windows XP CD and fix the boot settings, but the thing is, I don't have a windows XP disc, nor do I have a working optical drive, because for some reason my system will not recognize the Samsung drive that I installed recently. Any solutions? And if I have to go get an XP disc, what exactly would I do with it when I got it?
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Reformat, and reinstall the operating system, if this is the primary.
This seems to be a hardware issue, either the hard drive or motherboard is not functioning as it should. If the computer found the drive, a "missing operating system" (or similar) message would arise.
Some BIOS settings …
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