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Error- invalid disc on computer running windows 98 says to replace disc, press any key and that does nothing. the drawer for one of the cd drives pops back open after i close it, i tried inserting a disc and the thing ran for along time trying to read it with no results. end game i cannot boot up the computer.

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The thing can't find the boot drive.  Go into the BIOS and specify one...maybe have a look to make sure it's still there and not looted, though if the bootblock on the hard drive were erased by something, you would want to boot a rescue disk to get it recovered.
  Perhaps something happened that would have erased that sector just previously.....

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Do you have Roxio or Easy CD creator installed on your PC?

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Toshiba portege 2000 windows xp invalid system disk.


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You can dump the windows98 setup to your usb flash drive using wintoflash software and boot your system using usb flash drive. Proceed with the installation steps for win98.

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Most likely you need to replace the drive, they are very cheap on ebay. Here is how to replace it 1st power up and open tray then unplug. remove front of tray, it unclips at bottom, pull out and up then slides off. remove screws and take the entire drive out. Remove base plate of replacement drive and screw down into the two rear mountings. Remove facia of Recorder and cut out the three little pieces of moulding directly above where the tray drawer will be, this prevents the drive from being forced down at the front. With facia off fit the drive back onto the now screwed down base plate. Replace facia, connect drive power up and open drawer then unplug. On the drawer front cut off the centre small moulding because it doesn't line up with the cut outs in the drawer, the other two do, slide the front downwards onto the drawer then press at the bottom till it clips in. Job done. My 5005 now reads much faster and recognises all discs prior to this Invalid Disc on everything, cleaned lens and it would then only see pre-recorded films etc but no blank discs.

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Booting from CD should be possible.
1) When the laptop first starts to power up, repeatedly press the F12 key. This should bring you to a screen that lets you select the boot device.
2) For the Satellite, it may show icons across the bottom of the screen. You want the one that looks like a CD.
3) It should the start to boot from the Windows CD (if it is indeed a bootable disc) and you will see the message "press any key to boot from cd".
4) Press any key you want on the keyboard and the Windows CD installation process should begin

Hope that helps

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Open the drawer.
Insert a disk, rotating the disk so that the writing on the face of the disk is "level".
(Imagine a clock-face on the disk; rotate the disk to make the writing go from "9" to "3",
not "10" to "4", nor "12" to "6".)
Close the drawer.
Wait a minute (to see if the disk should automatically start spinning).
Hold down the "Windows-flag" key on your keyboard, and touch (once) the 'E' key.
Wait a few seconds.
Open the drawer.
Is the disk still at the "9-to-3" position?
If so, then the CD-drive has *NOT* read the disk at all, and it needs to be replaced.

Try the above with the same disk in another computer, to see how it _should_ work.

Then, shutdown your computer.
Turn it on.
Look for the message: "Press DEL to enter setup".
Quickly, press the DEL key.
When you see the "setup" menu, press ENTER.
You should see at least 4 similar lines:
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO
AUTO ... AUTO

If you see 'NONE' anywhere, press the TAB key (or the DOWN-arrow key) until that 'NONE' is highlighted, and press PG-UP/PG-DOWN until it changes to AUTO.
Repeat for each 'NONE'.
Press ESC once to return to the "main-menu".

Press RIGHT-arrow and DOWN-arrow to highlight the "Detect Drives".
Press ENTER.
It should auto-detect your CD-drive, within 1 minute.
When it's finished detecting, press ESC.

Use the "arrow" keys to select 'SAVE CHANGES'.
Select it, and save the changes.
Let it reboot.

Now, is your CD-drive working?
Within Windows, hold-down the "Windows" key, and (once) touch the 'E' key.
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its domnickr,
its so we can not install xp in model 1255 it will spoils your hard disk all you can install win98 ED 2 only..... so its wise not to try it and reinstall using win 98 install disk. if format is not possible do format using Fdisk command.
step 1 :enter dos floppy
restart ur lap enter from insulation option.
chance boot perority to floppy disk ie Shift +.
restart lap
enter fdisk in commant
format using instruction for any help mail at domnickr@yahoo.com

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Acer 3690


Could be various causes just follow the information below and you should solve it.
Good luck

NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart
Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Cause:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
Solutions:
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source
Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.
If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files and/or is corrupt.
If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.
Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.
Press any key to boot from the CD
Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.
Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive. Additional information about checking the CD-ROM drive connections can be found on document CH000213.
Additional information: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any type of card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer.
Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS
Verify that your computer hard disk drive is properly setup in the BIOS / CMOS setup. Improper settings can cause this error. Additional information on how to enter the BIOS / CMOS setup can be found in document CH000192.
Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file
Windows 2000 users
Windows XP users

Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file
Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows operating system and that the partitions are properly defined. Additional information about the boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
If you are getting this error message while you are attempting to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME running FAT32 please try the below recommendations.
  1. Boot the computer with a Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME bootable diskette.
  2. At the A:\> prompt type:

    sys c: <press enter>

  3. After pressing enter you should receive the "System Transferred" message. Once this has been completed remove the floppy diskette and reboot the computer.

Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
This issue has been known to be caused by a loose or fault IDE/EIDE cable. If the above recommendation does not resolve your issue and your computer hard disk drive is using an IDE or EIDE interface. Verify the computer hard disk drive cable is firmly connected by disconnected and reconnecting the cable.
If the issue continues it is also a possibility that the computer has a faulty cable, try replacing the hard disk drive cable with another cable and/or a new cable.

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A few possibilties on this:
1. Check to make sure both the floppy and CD drive do not have any media in it.
2. This is a used computer and its hard drive was erased to protect old info from being seen. If this is true, you will need to get an operating cd disk (ie. windows XP, windows vista, etc) and boot up from that drive. Follow the instructions from there.
3. Hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

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