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I get this message upon turning on computer. emachine windows 7 pc. i also get a port 01 error at times. occasionally i can boot into windows into safe mode, but as soon as i get in, my whole computer freezes up. my disk drive doesnt work, so i dont know whether putting a windows cd in would help...any ideas?

Run a startup repair: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

If the disc drive you are referring to is your optical drive you can't use a disc to boot from.

I would suggest running a Repair Installation, this will include the Startup Repair, but will initiate it from a ISO file.

The instructions below will include the location for a download of the ISO image. This Includes instructions for burning the ISO image to a disc, from there you can load this on a flash drive which you can boot from with most computers. You will need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order so the USB device is the first device in the boot order and the hdd the second item.

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at Windows 7 Forums (http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html). You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed, This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft. This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download.