I can't run my computer normally, iv'e tried formatting it etc.
Each time i start it up normally, it says something like "Failed to load hard disk" "please insert system disk and press enter"
so, i basically pressed ESC for the boot menu, and saw an option under "Hard disk" actually, two options, but i picked the "chm2:excel technology"-something along those lines, and clicked enter, and it loaded up my PC fine, with no errors etc.
Is this safe to actually do?
Is it safe for the computer?
Personal Details? Say if i went on ebay, bank details, and a Diarys and pictures?
Everytime i want to use the PC i will have to click ESC and select this option, otherwise it won't get me to the actual PC screen.
You don't say if is it is a desktop,have you tried a different hard drive,or remove the bios battery,even reset the bios to factory settings. Finally odd as it sounds have you switch of the machine and checked all the cables are correctly located,sounds silly but they do come loose occasionally.
Sounds very much as Jollyjohn has it right. Your BIOS is set to boot from the wrong Hard Drive. Go into the BIOS and set the hard disk priority. There is usually a different setting to choose which of the Hard Drives is the boot one.
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