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Compaq evo n800v saying non system disc or disc error

Hi,i have just purchased a refurbished compaq evo n800v,it was working ok in shop but when took home and switched it on its saying ( non system disc or disc error,replace and strike any key when ready)i have no idea what this means and how to fix it,thank you,margaret

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  • maggiep Mar 06, 2009

    thanks for quick reply,i dont know what the BIOS is,but nothing is attatched to it as its just come from shop and turned on.

  • maggiep Mar 06, 2009

    i have just got into it and its telling me that windows did not start sccessfully ,a recent hardware or software change might have caused it.it gives the option to start windows normally but laptop not letting me scroll down to it,it just beeps back at me,i lost on that one so think its a shop return again,the previous one i got last week wasnt charging and he changed battery but still no change no he gave me this one after a lot of hassle.unfortuanatly it was working fine when i left as it was up and running,thanks again,maggie

  • maggiep Mar 06, 2009

    my husband has just been messing with it and it works when on its side the as soon as its flat again it rattles and freezes

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You need to check in the BIOS to see if the hard drive is being detected. Other than that, do you have like a flash disk or a media card attached to it when booting up?

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 06, 2009

    ok, the BIOS is the system setup. When starting up the system, the initial screen should give an option to press F1 or DEL key to enter setup.



    if you can get into that, the options should have something like boot options or devices to show the drives option. Most likely the hard drive is not being detected and hence you need to take it back to the shop and have them check into it.

  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 06, 2009

    That's ok. I think it is better if you return it as the hard drive might be corrupted.



    Glad to help. Would appreciate a rating for this solution. thanks once again

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