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When turning on my computer I get a black screen saying enter set up and something about invalid system disk and it ask me to replace disk and press any key. What could the issue possible be? I would like for someone to get back to me as soon as possible. I thank you in advance for your time and cooperation in this matter.

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  • Joshua Hansen May 11, 2010

    Make sure you have no disks in any of the drives (3.5 floppy, CD-ROM, etc).



    If you don't have any disks in any of your drives, then you have got a hard drive problem. Go into the "setup" it is referring to and verify it can even see your hard disk drive.



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I had rhis problem befor i needed to reinstal my computer hop this wil help

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