Question about Compaq Deskpro EN 6500+ Model 6400 CDS PC Desktop
I've had my computer for a few years and all the sudden one day I turn it on and get the error message ''Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready''. I've read everywhere online and the first thing everyone says is check the floppy drive. Well, there's nothing there. Haha. I just want to be able to boot my computer and/or get the pictures, etc. off of it.. if possible. Someone helppppp! =)
I tried making a boot cd from the internet because i never had one, and switched the boot order.. but it didn't seem to work. it read the cd for a couple seconds and that was it.. back to that stupid message. =( how do i know if it's recognizing the HDD? and if it isn't, then what do i do?
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Also make sure there are no CD's in the CD Drive. The computer will attempt to boot from the designated / preferred location. I.E. If "Boot from CD" is listed as the first device, it will try to boot from there first if it sees a CD. If it is trying to boot from the HDD as expected, and it doesn't find the boot sector, it will then try other options. Check the CMOS to see if you can find the boot preferences, and if necessary, change them to meet your requiremens, of if you are lost for an answer, set for default. To get too the CMOS, typically press the DEL or F2 or F1 key immediately after switch on. You can press it several times until is says "entering CMOS / Setup, or similar".
While in the CMOS area, make sure the computer is recognizing the HDD, as it is possible the HDD has failed. Your problem may well require further diagnosis if these don't help.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
try changing the boot order
press F6 or F8 4 or 5 times on start up
when you are in bios mode use the arrow keys to select boot order option
select hard drive
save and exit
hope this is helpful
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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the non genuine copy messed you up.
you have to either find the original Operating System disk, get a replacement from the manufacturer, or buy a new one and reinstall.
There is no legal getting around this.
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