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Error messages I have a compaq Armada v300 and the problem is I put in a new hard drive. but when I went to boot the laptop I got an error msg. "1782-disk controller failure. then it left from the screen to another with the error " non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. when I do I keep getting the same error msg. I have looked and there is no floppy or cd in the laptop and I continue to get the same msg. I have even changed the boot seq. and still get the same two error messages. What can I do to stop the error msg. so that I can boot the laptop. I want to reimage it. Hi i have a compaq armada m700 that gives a 1782 disk controller failure. I have tried 4 different HDD,s in it but still the same problem. I have disconected the bios battery still the same. it has very basic bios. The only way i can use it is with Linux live CD

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You may want to make sure it is the right type, this laptop take the older ide hard drive.

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Sounds as if the board is starting to fail. Try what I've listed bellow. If that doesn't work then try a bios flash. If it's still giving you the same problem after trying all of these, then I'm afraid you'll have to replace the motherboard.

Try removing the jumper from the harddrive, then restart
or
Take the jumper off restart, shut down, then put it back on again
or
Remove the CMOS battery from system board and boot once . After booting shutdown your system and insert the battery back, start your system and press F1 next time it won't ask you to press F1. Reset your BIOS after that (time,date,etc.)

Please let me know.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Try removing the jumper from the harddrive, then restart

or

Take the jumper off restart shut down and then put it back on again

or

remove the CMOS battery from system board and boot once after booting shutdown your system and insert the battery back, again start your system and press F1 next time it won't ask you for pressing F1. reset your BIOS after that (time,date,etc.)

Try these one should work.

Please let me know.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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