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Will not start, Nonsystem disc error displays

I can bring up the bios display normally, but when I try to boot up the laptop, I get the msg "non system disc, replace and continue". I was told it was the hard drive, so I replaced that and went through a sucessful format on the hard drive, but when I was loading the windows98 OS, it encountered a fatal error which I was unable to copy, and went back to the same non system disc display.

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I think this may be a bad optical drive. Can you try an external drive?

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Hello.. I need some help. I am using toshiba satellite a1O system unit..my laptop was fyn till nw..all of a sudden windows doesnt load..when i turn the power on, the toshiba logo is shown..then black...


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First thing you do is to see what hard disc installed in your laptop. You can check that by checking it in your bios system. To check in your bios system first turn off your computer then press delete while your laptop is booting up. Then you will see if there is a hard disk detected in your lap top if there is a detected hard drive this means you have a problem in your windows installed in your lap top.
There is also a reason why those message appear if the first boot of your laptop is the CD/DVD ROM. Check you CD/DVD ROM if there a CD inside this may the first on to read while the laptop booting up. Remove the cd inside your CD/DVD ROM. Then restart your laptop. Check your hard disk connector it may have some loose contact thats why your laptop did not recognize the hard disc.
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Troubleshooting Error Messages on a Black Screen that may Occur During Startup...


<b><u>For Hp Laptop</u></b><br /><br />There are many reasons that a computer does not startup or boot into the Windows operating system.<br /><br /><b><u>Resolving Start Up and No Boot Problems Checklist</u></b><br /><b></b> <br /><b>Perform a Hard Reset</b><br />1. Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and media cards.<br />2. Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery, and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds.<br />3. Reconnect the AC power adapter (do not connect the battery), press the Power button and look for the LEDs to blink or glow, and listen for the sound of a disk drive and fan turning.<br />If computer does not start normally, identify the specific problem symptom listed below and take the recommended actions.<br /><br /><b>Symptom: LED lights do not glow, display is black, computer does not start<br /></b>If LEDs do not glow when power button is pressed, there is no power available to the notebook. Check AC adapter wiring and power connection to the notebook. Connect a different AC power adapter and remove battery. Connect a different battery and disconnect AC power adapter. If there is no battery or AC power at the notebook, contact HP for technical assistance.<br /><br /><b>Symptom: LEDs glow, but computer fails to startup or boot, and displays a black screen</b><br />Usually occurs if a component is installed incorrectly, or there is a device conflict or failure. Connect an external monitor to check display Remove all CD/DVDs, SD cards, USB devices, peripherals and do hard reset If memory or hard drive components were replaced, reinstall original components Remove memory modules and replace one-at-a-time If possible, boot to BIOS mode (f10) and run Memory Test and Hard Drive Test If all other methods fail, use recovery disk to recover the computer to original condition.<br /><br /><b>Symptom: Computer displays a blue screen or continually re-starts</b><br />Trying to restart the PC after an error message can usually bypass the error and the PC can run in Safe mode to install an update or patch. <br />Boot to BIOS Diagnostics (f10) and run memory and hard drive diagnostic tests Boot to Windows Advanced boot options (f8) and:<br />o Select Disable automatic restart on system failure to view error message<br />o Run Repair Your Computer<br />o Run Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced)<br />o Select Boot into Safe Mode and then Run a Microsoft system restore<br />o Select Boot into Safe Mode and then Uninstall recently installed programs<br />o Select Boot into Safe Mode and then run Windows Update<br /><br /><b>Symptom: Computer displays the Windows logo screen and stops responding</b><br />Boot to Windows Advanced boot options (f8) and select Disable auto-restart to view error message<br />Boot to BIOS mode (f10) and Restore the BIOS defaults (f9) Boot to BIOS mode (f10) and run Hard Drive Test Boot to Windows Advanced boot options (f8) and select Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) Boot to Windows Advanced boot options (f8) and select Boot into Safe Mode and then Uninstall recently installed programs<br /><br /><b>Troubleshooting general black screen errors on an EFI-based computer</b><br />The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is available on select HP Notebook PCs manufactured in late 2008 and beyond.<br />To access the Startup Menu and the troubleshooting options on an EFI-based computer, press the power button and immediatly press the ESC key. 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If there is no specific error message provided, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot a black screen. <br />Remove a non-system disk from the computer <br />To remove all non-system disks and reboot the computer, follow the steps below:<br />Disconnect any eSata, USB, or 1394 (Firewire) devices that are attached to the computer.<br />Remove any CD / DVD discs or memory cards from the drives if present.<br />Press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds to turn off the computer. Then, press and release the Power button to turn on the computer. <br /><br /><u> NOTE: During startup, a computer checks several devices for an operating system in a pre-determined order. You can change the order that the computer uses in the system BIOS. </u><br /><b>After removing any non-system disk:<br /></b>If the computer starts up normally to the Windows desktop, no further action is needed.<br />If the computer still stops at the black screen continue by restoring the BIOS default settings.<br /><br />for re-installation bios process, waiting for next tips. <br /><span>Thank you</span> <span>for taking</span> <span>the time</span> <span>to</span> <span>read. H</span>opefully these tips beneficial to you to solve your hp laptop.<br /><br />Regards<br />Multilinkent

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When I started my DELL Inspiron 1525 running Win 7 Ultimate, I got a white-on-black screen which questioned the voltage from power adapter. Diagnostic program run.. Stopped with the following msg: Error...


2000-0142 and 2000-0146 are hard drive SMART errors, indicating the HDD will fail.
To boot message about the AC adapter was a BIOS level message that normally appears when a Auto/air ac adapter or other 65 watt ac adapter is used to power the system.

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Replaced hard drive loaded windows xp pro and still get nonsystem disk error when booting


go into your bios setting and change the boot order to hard drive first..( please rate)

Dec 21, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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Reinstalling


Hard drive has bad sectors on it which is why its giving you that message even though you can go thru the restore. Normally going thru the system cd and then the recovery cd should bring you into windows with the device drivers installed.

Dec 10, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5520-5156 Laptop

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Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility


Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..

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Error messages


You may want to make sure it is the right type, this laptop take the older ide hard drive.

Sep 03, 2008 | Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

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Desperately need to fix my laptop


Yes this can be fixed however it will require reformatting the drive. If you have any vital information on your laptop take it to a professional as you will not be able to recover after you proceed.
Use any bootdisk (Ubuntu, XP, Disk commander) that you have at your disposal. Assuming you still your XP disc, change your BIOS to have the CD as the first boot device. If you have a proper XP disc (non-OEM) it should display a blue setup screen that will disappear after a few minutes. Then press R to enter Recovery Console, press 1 and then enter. Type fixmbr and press enter, then press y and enter again. Type exit and enter, the computer will reboot. Now follow through the install process.

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Error messages


Try removing the jumper from the harddrive, then restart

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Take the jumper off restart shut down and then put it back on again

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remove the CMOS battery from system board and boot once after booting shutdown your system and insert the battery back, again start your system and press F1 next time it won't ask you for pressing F1. reset your BIOS after that (time,date,etc.)

Try these one should work.

Please let me know.

Dec 01, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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