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Will not reboot

When rebooting, get message: "Non-System disk or disk error"
I have not disk in the drive

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  • djessen Jun 07, 2008

    I tried the F2 @ power-up time and did not get the BIOS menu to change.

  • djessen Jun 07, 2008

    I tried holding down F2 @ power-up time and did not get the option to change the BIOS options.

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If any cd or dvd is there in the cd or dvd drive remove them first then try booting ....
if problem persists then check the boot device priority in the BIOS menu ....change the boot device priority if required(change to 1 st boot device floppy, 2nd harddisk drive,3 rd to cdrom drive)
i think you know how to go to bios setup (it s del or f2 at time when you switch on the pc)..........
if problem persists again check whether the harddisk is detected or not in the bios setup ...
if it is not detected then just open the CPU & check the bus & power supply cable connected to the harddisk remove them & reinsert them ...
if required then replace with the new ones ....
after this if the same problem persists then the operating system might have got corrupted just reinstall ....
still if you face same problem then the harddisk might have got crashed .....
just try partitioning them again ....

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    Dileep Keshavanarayana Jun 08, 2008

    at the booting time it will show with your below the logo whether f2 to pressed or f8 or del to enter in to bios setup or to change the order ... just check it & press the suitable key

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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.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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    Mark Gil Jun 07, 2008

    Reboot again your pc and press DEL instead of F2 because some MOBO use that to get to your BIOS.

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Did u by chance change any settings in the bios.... if yes please change the settings.... if u donno hw to chnge the bios settings... please ask me...

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

  • kishore swamy Jun 08, 2008

    when u boot ur system continuosly hit the f2 button.... u wil definitely fet into thwe bios menu... or else try del button also... press both the button simultaneously....

    once u get into the bios menu.... got to IDE devices and change ur booting priorities.... change it under primary master device... if u already hav an operating system in ur hard disk, then giv the priority to hard disk... for this u hav to change the settings... in case the operating system as got corrupted then u hav to install operating system, again frm a external source.... if u hav a bootable windows cd, u can do it... for this u hav to change the priority in the bios to cd-rom....



    usually in many of the systems ther wil be an option called"auto" . u please change the settings to auto in the priority order.... this will automatically take the correct device by itself and boot the system...

  • kishore swamy Jun 08, 2008

    for any assistance revert back

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