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Error message of reboot and select proper boot device

My laptop was working fine then when I turned it on I got reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key,

by chance it booted properly once so I put it into sleep mode and when I got home to put a usb stick in so I could transfer my files it was back to reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key,

Since it reset itself once I am hoping there is an easy fix. on this site there is 2 pieces of equipment, the ram and the hardrive. it is the hardrive that is malfunction right? If I switch it out would I be able to get my documents? I am a writer and my work is on it.

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is there by chance a CD in the optical drive it may be trying to boot from that if the cd is set as primary

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In my experience, you are probably right. It is probably you hard drive malfunctioning.

It depends how far gone your drive is, in regards to how easy it will be to recover the data.

In many cases, removing the hard drive and connecting to another computer as an external drive will allow access to the drive.

You can get an USB to IDE/SATA cable for around $20 from Newegg. They are easy to use, and, if the drive is still somewhat functional, it will be like taking information off a thumb drive.

If the drive is too far gone, you may need to pay a professional, but normally the cables do the trick.

You will probably need a new hard drive & operating system, if you want to continue using the computer.

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