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Drive Problems…Black Screen Error Reading: Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter?

I built a computer and while I was carrying out a standard restart the power supply (450w) died with a loud pop and a flash! I purchased another power supply (500w) installed it, and it worked, which was a relief because it ment that the motherboard wasn’t fried. However Windows would not start, and through the BIOS I was able to determine that the computer did not detect the HDD, or the CD-RW drive that was previosly installed. Worried, I removed both drives and then installed just the HDD with a new IDE cable. Luckly, this worked, and I preceeded to install the CD-RW drive. But now the system will not boot completely and I receive an error message, but the computer now detects both drives correctly (HDD is master CD-RW is Slave) Error is as follows:
NVIDIA Boot Agent 242.0535
(c) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corp
(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corp
[then 10 seconds later]
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent
Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Please tell me about Linux. I am locked out of Windows XP PRO by error message 0×80090019.?

Please tell me about Linux. I am locked out of Windows XP PRO by error message 0×80090019.
My copy of Windows XP is registered and valid but I cannot logon, not even in safe mode. If I install Linux on my unused partition, will I be able to access files and pictures I created using Windows XP? Is it even possible?

How do I do the installation? I don’t even know where to purchase Linux or what it cost.
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WOW! I’m impressed with all the responses. All of you seem to have confidence and great knowledge about Linux. You would think after paying almost $200 for an OS they wouldn’t lock you out. Microsoft says it can’t be determined if my copy is genuine or not.

I feel embarrassed that I was such a loyal Microsoft supporter all these years. I was closed minded to anything else. I’m so frustrated with Microsoft Windows, and ready to try something else. Where is their loyalty?

Thank you, all of you for you answers and kind suggestions.

My hard drive is crashing and I need back up advice..?

I have Dell xps, and as long as I do not turn it off the tech told me that I should have time to back my folders up.. I tried, but got an error message.. So my question is this.

How can I back up I tunes ( I have a bunch of tv shows)
all the software I have… I dont want to have to reinstall all of ot anf mess with re-activations ect..

Can I somehow save my software files, and just reinstall them on the new hd??

My hard drive is crashing and I need back up advice..?

I have Dell xps, and as long as I do not turn it off the tech told me that I should have time to back my folders up.. I tried, but got an error message.. So my question is this.

How can I back up I tunes ( I have a bunch of tv shows)
all the software I have… I dont want to have to reinstall all of ot anf mess with re-activations ect..

Can I somehow save my software files, and just reinstall them on the new hd??

URGENT – GRUB 1.5 will not boot Windows, just installed Ubuntu Linux 8.04. Help!?

I am completely new to anything that is Linux. I just installed Ubuntu Linux 8.04 from a Live CD to my computer a few minutes ago. Now, I wanted to boot back into Windows, and GRUB 1.5 will not let me. This is what happens: I restart my computer, I choose Windows XP Media Center after GRUB 1.5 lets me pick which OS to boot, and it says “Loading” and nothing ever happens after that. There is never even an error message that pops up. Only Ubuntu will load. How do I fix this problem? I installed Linux on the same drive where Windows was. Is it still there? You don’t know HOW much I would appreciate it if somebody could tell me an easy & understanable way how to fix this. I still have my HP Recovery discs, can I use those? Please PLEASE help. I’ll give more details if it is necessary…
Everything seems to work fine with GRUB 1.5, then I select Windows XP Media Center (which is the Windows OS I have), and *correction to what I wrote earlier, It says “Starting Up” but It never does. Should I just do an HP Recovery, please help I feel like I really screwed things up please be on the line.