I have an HP e-pc40 w/MS XP Pro & SP3, FF
Although I have a recovery CD, I prefer to have the PC boot from the HDD.
At boot, too many times, I get: missing operating system.
I have to manually boot by pressing F8 and choosing HDD.
But this method does not ensure that the PC will boot. Quite often (today it happened 3x) the boot will stick on the Welcome window.
Does anyone have any suggestions that are not too complicated?? I do not speak computer-eze. Thanks.
BTW: I am aware I will not have an OS in 2 months and also aware that there are no finances to change that or the fact that I have a small PC (an external HDD holds lots of software).