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If you have multiple hard drives, make sure your bios hasn't been reset to recognize a different hard drive. I have a machine with both sata drives and an older IDE drive, and have had it fail to load the sata drivers, and then try to boot from the IDE drive which no longer has the OS installed, and gotten the a similar 'file missing' message. Also check to make sure the bios is set to boot from a CD/DVD drive before it tries to boot from a hard drive.