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Well i dropped my Compaq evo n400c and the screen went black.Then a message came up(Non system disk or disk error.Replace and strike any key. Is it a lost cause?.Can i fix it myself?.Any help would be great.

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This may cause much if you get it repaired, but this looks like you can repair it by yourself.

first, non-system disk tells you that the hard drive may have been removed, unpluged, damaged or ... damaged. with this, you may start opening the computer up then checked if the hard drive, the RAM and orther parts are properly placed in the system.

now if nothing appeared to be removed, then you may want to try the hard drive on the broken computer on another computer, just to check if it will work or not.

i may be able provide you further instructions on doing this, like opening, checking, replacing and all, just lemme know what is the brand of your computer, or your email address and i will send you illustrations on how it may be done.

hope this helps, if you have other questions just lemme know.

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This is the error of your hard disk, your hard disk is not working

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