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Non-system disk or disk error

When i turn on my computer thats the message i view.Can u please help me fix this problem?

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    what system u got ?? remove any media from DVD Drive

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Is you cd-rom drive shot - are you trying to boot up your computer through an xp or windows cd? If it is, it's not going to recognize and boot up. You'd be best getting a new drive - look around for someone with a Compaq Evo 800cp. They have the same exact cd-rom drive. Here are your compatible cd-rom devices:
TEAC DW-224E-A
or a Compaq DVD-ROM DRN-8080B
otherwise try a HP SD-C2612. I have these three drives. They all work really well.

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What do i do when my computer shows the message non system disk or disk error


If your hard disk can detect on BIOS Setup,There is a problem on your hard disk. Whether the installed OS is corrupted or the hard disk itself have bad sectors. Sometimes Master Boot Record (MBR) issue. Try to make fresh install of OS

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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. If computer does not display a EFI Startup Menu, it may a non-EFI computer.<br />The EFI environment allows you to select from the following options:<br />Press f1 for System Information .<br />Press f2 to perform System Diagnostics .<br />Press f1 for System Information System Information.<br />Press f2 to perform the Start-up Test .<br />Press f3 to perform the Run-in Test .<br />Press f4 to perform the Hard Disk Test .<br />Press f11 to view the Error Log .<br />Press f9 for Boot Device Options .<br />Press f10 for Bios Setup .<br />Press f11 to perform a System Recovery .<br /><br /><b>Troubleshooting general black screen errors on non-EFI based computers<br /></b>The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) was not available on computer manufactured in 2008 or earlier.<br />When you try to start your computer, it may appear to stop responding with an empty, black screen before reaching a blue screen or the Windows logo. 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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Laptop won'y start up has non-system disk or disk error


The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.

May 02, 2012 | HP PC Laptops

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My laptop model is hp compaq nx6120..Its showing the error as non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready...hw to recover this error?and also cant able to view the bios settings...


You may have a defective Motherboard (BIOS or CMOS chip to be specific). Normally, a non-system disk error can be attributed to a failing hard drive. But since you mentioned that you cannot access the system configuration, that means your BIOS is not able to see your bootable device anymore. You may need to have your computer serviced which means a motherboard replacement.
But before you send your computer to a service center, try to discharge flea power first. You may be surprised how many issues it can resolve. You can do this by removing the battery and the AC adapter of your computer. After doing this, hold the power button down for at least 5 seconds. Reconnect the components, and then try to turn your computer on. Hopefully this works so that you don't need to spend as much. The cost of a motherboard replacement would be more like replacing your whole system. Good Luck!!!

Jul 01, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I got a message that reads Non-System disc or disc error replace and strike any key when ready. What do I do?


Hi,

Here the reason why youre getting the error message

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 in you Bios. 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, Vista or Windows 7) on the drive.

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Jan 24, 2011 | Compaq Evo N620c Notebook

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Error message


Please check if you have any floppy Disk in you A:\ Drive

If there is not Floppy, Try to change the first boot driver as you HDD in the BIOS

Please revert for further assistance


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Oct 20, 2009 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Non system disk error or disk error when turned on


this happen when the computer does not detect the hard disk, check the cable and power connections of the hard disk

Sep 03, 2009 | PC Laptops

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When trying to do a Sytem recovery, I get an Error Message.


Recovering the system without using Windows
  1. Disconnect all peripherals and internal non preinstalled devices from the PC, except the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. When the initial blue HP screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears. The progress indicator that first appears does not indicate that a recovery is taking place. The progress indicator represents the time before the recovery process is started.
  4. When the Recovery screen appears, click Next, and then click Yes to perform a normal, non-destructive recovery.
  5. To perform a destructive recovery, click Advanced, and then click Yes.
  6. After the System Recovery is complete, and the computer starts successfully, update the computer software as follows:
this link is to order disk (from HP) if the 6 step do not work http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1843604

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Computer problem, help.


This generally indicates a hard drive crash/failure, in which the hard drive will need to be replaced. Rare, but occasionally you will get this error from an operating system glitch. Before you run out and buy a new hard drive, try reloading the operating system. If you have any problems during or after the install, then the hard drive is shot.

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Issues with my compaq armada


dear mitchiko
did you tried by changing the cables?if the problem still persists than it might be a problem with your motherboard.Contact your vendor then.

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