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Non-system disk or disk error

When i turn on computer it comes up with a black screen with non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key

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  • srbono May 27, 2008

    Hy. I`ve similar problem. I don`t have any disk in unit A or CD.

    How can I go into setup zone to change the start secuence.

    Thank you

  • ellipsis23 Jan 30, 2009

    I boot up my laptop Compaq 2510p this morning and it gave me a blk screen and a message that says "Non System Disk Error or disk error" checked the dvd rom , it's empty, I went to Computer set up (F10), Diagnostics to do a HD test but in my surprise the HDD Self Test Option is not highlighted and cannot be access, does this means that my HD just crash and needs a new one? I got a 100GB HD. Any suggestions? Please help! Thanks. : )



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If your'e not using your floppy drive u may disable this drive. just hit DEL key and goto the SETUP locate the floppy drive and select disable. then check if your harddrive and optical drive are deteced property by selecting auto detect. the save the changes and restart your pc. If same thing happen observe the sound if u heard some annoying sound " tiktak..tiktak..tiktak..!" your harddisk could possibly be damaged..-

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I have the same problem as above.Please help me fix it.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008


It sounds very much like you have a floppy disk in the "A" drive.. remove it and try starting the computer again...

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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Oh my goodness. You are genius. I am almost embarresed to admit to anybody I had a floppy in the computer, much less that I own them. (Most people dont even use them any more) So I just spent 30 min on the phone with my IT guy and set up an appt for a house call. Which he will probably would have charged me an arm and a leg. re. You were absolutely right and I thank you.
God Bless you. ; D

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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