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You need to check both in BIOS by pressing F key during boot. First check to see if HD is there. If OK, then change Optical drive to first boot, save and reboot.
IF MISSING HD -
Your hard drive is missing from the system. Or, just does not recognize it. The obvious - Remove any USB devices like drives and any media from disc player. Its trying to load, but can't find bootable hard drive, CD, or USB... Remove the hard drive and re-seat (reconnect). Check BIOS by pressing an F key during boot. Look on the screen for correct Function key. Might be F2 key. Verify BIOS recognizes the drive. It must be listed! There is no going forward if it's not. Check boot order and make internal hard drive first. Save and restart.
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: system recovery
Non system disk When a computer boots, the bios will look for any media so that the computer can boot. The default setting is that Floppy>CD rom > Hard disk. But we can change this boot order in the bios. So, when the computer boots it will first look for system files in the floppy, if it doesnt find any system file it will show the above error message "non system disk, replace the disk and press any key". So, please check whether u have inserted any floppy in the drive. If there is no floppy it will go in search for a CD, if there is no CD it will go in search for a Hard disk. If the hard disk's first sector is damaged(bad sector) the same error will be shown Solution- Replace with a new HDD and you have to install a fresh copy of windows. If the system file has been corrputed the same error message will be shown. Solution- Reinstall windows. Solution provided by ShaC
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
SOURCE: Disk Boot Failure
Any system can be recovered, although it depends on what is wrong.. this error can mean no info on the hard disk, or damaged hd...more than likely whoever had the computer erased it for data's sake...I would've...get an os and load it.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
SOURCE: disk boot failure
sounds like a hard disk drive problem. If you are comfortable with working inside your computer, you can open the case and remove the cables to the hard disk, and re-connect them again firmly.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
SOURCE: acer aspire x3200 error reading
Check to make sure you don't have anything in your floppy drive. (3.5 drive or 5.25 if really old system).
If you can boot from bootable CD then probably your Hard Drive is not working and all other periferals are OK. If it is making clicking noises then the drive arm or the head is most likely shot and you need a new hard drive.
The one chance you do have is if your Hard Drive just needs to be made bootable again. Load up the XP cd as if you where to reinstall XP but instead goto the recovery console, type "fixmbr" at the command prompt once you have entered the XP logon, its very simple once you get there very well laid out.
Hope this helps. Best Regards,
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
When you encountered this kind of failure this is a HDD error, so check the HDD if it is properly connected. Use another IDE or SATA cable, use also the another SATA or IDE slot of your motherboard. No another way to fix it that is only the hard disk you need to check. Maybe the IDE or SATA cable is bad or the HDD itself. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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