Suddenly beginning this morning my desktop when I go to start it up, it goes to the screen that says the make of the computer then comes up on the black screen and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media into proper boot device".

The only events really leading up to this was that last night the dog found a cat under the desk and my mom had to pull the cat out between the cords (computer had been properly shut down before this). Now I've all ready checked all the cords and replugged them in and stuff. I even checked the disk drives and memory drives and nothing is in them.

Please help.. .anything to let me get back on and make a backup of my digital pictures. I have my backup from last month but I have added new ones since then... Thanks in advance.