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At start up my screen says,"non-system disk or disk error, Replace and press any key when ready." I press the key but same prompt comes up. I have an older Compaq Armada 1560DM.

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Re: message on screen

Do you have a floppy disk in it? or is it set to boot from the cd drive, with a non-bootable os disk in it?

those errors usually happen when you computer does not find a os system in the device it is set to boot from. Try setting it to boot from the hard drive.

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Re: message on screen

Anything like this: HARDWARE: CPU: Intel (MR) Pentium MMX 163 MHz RAM: 80 GB HD: Original 3 GB (Rest in peace) Now 20 GB CD: 16x reader Modem: Lucent 56K Video: CHIPS 68544 Sound ESS 1688 I/O PS/2 mouse/keyboard port I imagine you have the original HD:3GB do you notice they put down (rest in peace) I think thats what happened to yours it ceased and the laptop is asking for an OS which should have been on that disk but its stuffed. Try and see if you can get the new one of 20GB theyre easy to replace.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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