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Error code 0300 on disk drive A

I tried to get the desktop up and running but it will not boot, message in left hand corner of screen says operating system not found tried setup but it stalls then summary comes up saying error 0300 disk drive A. BIOS settings are configured to what they should be. I lost the original windows installer disk so a friend lent me a copied disk. Would this cause the problem I have. I would be very grateful for any advice as not that much trained in computers. Thanks

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0300 Flexible disk drive (A) boot error POST has detected the flexible disk drive (A) reported an error during its self-test.

To correct this:

1. Verify a diskette can be properly inserted and removed from the flexible disk drive.

2. Verify the flexible drive type configured in the Setup utility matches the flexible disk drive installed in the HP Server.

3. Verify all data cables and power cables are firmly connected.

4. If the problem persists, your flexible disk drive may need to be replaced. Contact your service representative.

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SOURCE: won't boot, says insert disk & press enter.

this means that the operating system is missing
and you will need to reinstall windows
try to borrow a disk and reinstall windows
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SOURCE: added a new hard drive

You can't transfer the operating system. You have to reinstall it on the new hard drive. Most of the time the disks that come with a computer are just restore disks. Without the restore partition that comes on the hard drive that came with the computer, those disks are usually useless. Or if you want, you can keep both hard drives, and just setup the jumper settings on the hard drives so that the old hard drive is the primary, and the new one is the secondary. Then you will still have the operating system and you will use the new hard drive for storage.

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SOURCE: operating system wont load?

hey if i reinstall my windows the hp recovery hard drive have the drivers inside? or i have to download the drivers for this pc and burn them in a cd and after reinstalling install the drivers ethernet video audio etc :D ?

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SOURCE: I have a dell desktop running Wondows XP 2000.

There are lots of possibilities like faulty ram or may be virus in the system or may be the windows file is corrupt try to repair the windows installation. or take the backup of system and the format the system

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: windows installer error

DID YOU GET THE RESTORE CD WITH THE HP SYSTEM IF YES THEN PUT THE CD IN START YOUR COMPUTER CHOOSE BOOT FROM DVD AND THATS IT IT WILL RESTORE IT OR ELSE U TRY PRESS FUNCTION 8 LIKE F8 AND CHOOSE LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. IF DOSENT HELP U HAVE TO GET THE GENUINE wINDOWS DVD AND INSTALL YOUR WINDOWS AGAIN

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