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Sally-Anne Gilmour Posted on Jan 09, 2007
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Issues with my compaq armada

When i power up compaq it gives error reading - 'non system disk error or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready' - i have tried absolutely every disk i have and continue to get error message, i have no idea how to rectify.

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    when i power up it it say non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready

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When the systems starts you will need to insert a windows disk into the cd drive then reboot and enter setup and set your computer to bootn from the windows xp disk (or whatever os you are using. Then you will need to load the recovery console by selecting repair. when the recovery cosole has loaded type chkdsk /r this may repaire the the systems if not using the recovery console type fixmbr this has worked for me in the past. Some times this type of error is not a good sign for the hard drive it may be on its way out

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This means that your hard drive has failed or has become disconnected and it cannot find the boot.ini to enable Windows to start. When you say youv'e tried all discs which disks do you mean?

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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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