[pcductape] Re: help

  • From: trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 19:25:56 -0700

the NON SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR means that there is a non bootable disk in
the A:\.
take it out,,
----- Original Message -----
From: "teknospud" <teknospud@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 4:20 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: help


> Hey Nick,
>   I do remember an old model that has a combo A: and CD, this was a half
> height thingy, took up only one 5.25" drive bay.  Assuming that you took
the
> media out of the drives and now the HDD won't boot.  By the fact that the
> error message is NON SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR, means that there is a
> recognized drive, and that it just will not boot.  I/you need to know what
> operating system you expect and you need a startup disk.  The typical
system
> restore CD just reformats the drive and puts the OS back on, after
deleting
> everything on the disk.
>   If you have any kind of boot floppy you should at least be able to
access
> the C:\ and do a DIR in order to get the dates of the files.
> Let me know
>
> Chuck
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of vzn05mrz
> Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 4:01 PM
> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [pcductape] Re: help
>
> Chuck,
> I thought of that but could not find an "A" drive in it. I think the CD
> rom and "A" interchange. She brought it to me with CD ROM in it. A
> Compaq restory disk was int it. I tried both with and without it in
> still same results.
>
> Compaq's bios is also limited to what you can change. weird.
>
> Keep suggestions comming,
>
> Nick
>
> teknospud wrote:
>
> >Hi Nick; Chuck here,
> >  Boy you got a situation going, Compaq is in a world of its own.  I
would
> >like to say the fix is as simple as having a floppy left in the A:.  Need
> to
> >know what type of Windows that you're expecting to see if it did boot?
> >Let me know!!!
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> >On Behalf Of vzn05mrz
> >Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 2:45 PM
> >To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [pcductape] help
> >
> >A friend brought me her Compaq EVO, N800V, 1.7 CPU, 256 ram.
> >
> >When you try to boot is comes up to screen with
> > "NON SYSTEM DISK OR DISK ERROR REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY".
> >I've tried to get it to boot with CD but same screen always comes up.
> >
> >Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Nick
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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