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Non-system disk or disk error - Remove disks or other media.

My laptop has no drives, so I have to use an external cd/dvd drive. I have recently reformatted laptop since it would only boot with BartPe when it felt like it. The bios is set to firstly boot from the CD-Rom and on each attempt I get the above msg. I thought it might be my drive so I tried a different one and the problem is still there. What can I do to resolve it in order to reinstall windows all over again.? Since I reformatted the FAT HDD the only button that I know to work is the F10 Bios Configuration. If anyone knows the answer it would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you

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Wat da hell solutions am jus't gonna kill ma self cuz of **** sumthin' called bios i got a shock cuz of it am professional in sumthin' called computers but the hell sumthin' which i have no idea about is BIOS
ppl say with me ******** bios try to do computers without bios lol

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Enable the option to check other boot devices, it should be the next option after the third boot device, also select the first device as USB DVD/CD

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SET THE LAPTOP TO BOOT FROM USB or what ever connection you are using to conect the external drive to the laptop. setting it to boot from cd will look for an internal drive
to boot from the external drive you need to set it to boot from usb

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Re: Non-system disk or disk error - Remove disks or other...

Well if you have the BIOS set to boot from CD you should be able to put in any bootable CD (windows installer, Ubuntu livecd) and install a OS....But it sounds like you are getting this Non-system disk error everytime w/ more than one CD drive correct? If so, thats not good. You will have to boot up using a different device.. If your bios allows you can boot to a flash drive to get by the issue. Or a floppy drive, if you have access to one.

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Non system disk or disk error

Hi is the bios detecting the hard drive? Are you able to open the laptop and chek if the hard drive is correctly plugged into mother board

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<p><b>Issue:</b><br /> <p>Non-System disk or disk error<br /><br /> <p><img src="reyjoshua07.jpg" /><br /> <p><b>Cause:</b><br /> <p>The current media is not bootable or there was a disk error in attempting to boot.<br /><br /> <p><b>Workaround:</b><br /> <p> <br /> <p>1. <b>Change Boot Media </b><br /> <p>If you are booting from either a DVD, CD, diskette or a USB drive, remove the media and boot from the hard disk. The media is either damaged or is not intended to be bootable.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>2. <b>Set the Correct BIOS Boot Choice </b><br /> <p>The BIOS may be configured to boot from the wrong device. If you suspect this, the device boot order can be changed in the BIOS setup. Be aware there little consistency in BIOS setup operations, even with the same manufacturer on different models. As such, these instructions are bit less precise than we'd prefer.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Reboot and enter the BIOS setup. Often the BIOS displays the correct key to use briefly on screen or you may need to refer to the computer's user manual. Typically you hold down the Del, Esc, F1 or F2 key immediately after booting.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Look for a section on Boot or Booting. Often this appears on top menu. Select the Boot option, and if necessary the Boot order choice. The Boot order choices should list the order of boot devices. Typically the CD is the first boot device with the hard-disk typically second. The diskette may also occur before the hard disk, which is acceptable, although this will slow your hard disk boot by a few seconds. Avoid USB and network boots before the hard disk unless you know for sure you are using them (which is exceptionally rare). <br /> <p><br />Save and exit the BIOS. It will force a reboot. See if this change corrects the issue.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>3. <b>Check Hard Disk and Cables </b><br /> <p>If you had changed, added or removed hard drives, or changed or removed drive cabling, likely something is wrong. Recheck that the drives are properly installed and the cabling has not changed. Switching cables to different motherboard connectors or changing the master/slave drive jumpers (on old ATA drives) can cause this problem. In some systems, the cables were not plugged into the drive or motherboard securely and may have worked loose. Reseat all drive connectors.<br /> <p>It's also possible a hard drive is failing. Use a system diagnostic to validate the drive or swap to another hard disk.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Hope it helps,<br /><br />Thank you for using FixYa<br /> <p> <br /> <p>Best regards,<br />Reyjoshua07<br />

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This issue may occur if your start device (such as a floppy disk drive, hard disk drive, or CD-ROM drive) does not contain boot files.

To resolve this issue, use one or more of the following methods, and then restart your computer:
  • Remove the non-system disk from your boot device. For example, remove the non-system disk from the floppy drive or the CD-ROM drive.
  • Change your computer's boot sequence. To do this, you must change your computer's setup and the option that controls which device your computer uses to start from. Make sure that you select a device that has boot files (or operating system files) installed.
  • If you start your computer from a hard disk drive, install a bootable operating system (such as Windows XP) on the drive.

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This error message can be caused by a faulty connection to the hard drive or a faulty hard drive or a faulty disk controller.
Go into the BIOS configuration to see if it has detected the hard drive, if it is not detected that is why the laptop won't bootup.
To confirm or check if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port (you may need assistance from a computer savy friend).
If this computer cannot see this as an external drive then it is faulty. If the computer can see this drive as an external drive and you can open the folders and files on the hard disk then the hard drive is OK and the fault is probably a faulty disk controller on the laptop. A faulty disk controller is part of the motherboard and the only fix is a replacement motherboard. This may not be a cost effective solution and it may be better to put your money towards a new laptop.

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This means it cannot read the HDD in the machine. Have you left a disk in the CD/DVD slot or a usb drive in one of the usb ports?

You may have to insert your operating system disk in the CD/DVD drive and do a repair installation.

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