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When my mom turns on the compter the computer says nonsystem **** or dic error and replace and strike and key when read and it keeps going back to the same thing when she hit the keys.

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If there are no discs in the floppy/CD/USB drives then the hard drive may have dies. Have it tested by a technician.

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Make sure there isn't a Floppy disc in the floppy drive slot. If you have one, and there's a disc in it, you have this problem! Good luck.

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Make sure you don't have any discs in any drives when you restart the computer. Unplug any USB devices except mouse and keyboard before re-booting.

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I have dell optiplex 330 when i start it it need to strike f1 for boot f2 for setup and f5 for scanning


Hi,
There could be two reasons you are getting this error message .
1. The operating system has crashed and needs to be reinstalled
2. The HDD has gone bad.

Run the diagostics on the computer.

Restart your computer at the Dell logo , tap on the f12 key slowly 1-3 times.
Using your down arrow key on the keyboard highlight IDE drive diagnostics or HDD diagnostics.
Press enter .
Incase there is an error , the hard drive needs to be replaced , else the operating the system needs to be repaired or reinstalled .


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