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I have a Compaq Evo N610c, and when the computer is turned on, it comes up with a message saying:

"Non-system disk error. Check disk or replace and strike any key when ready."

It hit Ctrl + Alt + Del until it finally brings me to the Compaq screen, where it says "1700 Disk Controller Failure".

It takes about a half hour to start up.

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As long as you don't have a disc in your floppy or cdrom this is probably a failing hard drive.

Try coldcuts suggestions if you can.

There is the possibility your bios boot menu is wrong but unless someone changed it recently its not likely.

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Make sure you have no disks in the floppy if you have one.
otherwise this failure means what it says, the hard drive or the computer interface to the hard drive is failed.
the controller is really on the hard drive but they share some duty.
even so the hard drive should spin up , do you hear that?
remove and re-seat the hard drive if you can.
if it doesn't spin up borrow a working junk drive and see if the error is still present.
If you put yours or someone else drive in another machine don't boot it all the way as windows will crash.
once you see the windows logo shutdown.

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This could be do with some problem with BIOS unable to find disk boot sectors, this is best been sorted out by a proffesional

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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