Question about Compaq Armada E500 Notebook
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: issues with my compaq armada
This error message is often the result of corruption on your hard disk. Quite likely including the MBR.
This could indicate your hard disk is failing or just that there was a glitch in your system that caused your MBR to be over-written or corrupted. In any event, w/ an error like this, you're going to need to ...
(01) Test your hard disk to make sure it's OK
(02) Attempt to restore your MBR
There are some great (free) MBR tools HERE.
There's a nice article HERE on "How to Repair your MBR". The author does a nice job of explaining what the MBR is and how to repair it.
Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have more questions, etc. on this topic.
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
SOURCE: non system disk or disk error
I am no expert but in your case you need to get or download 6 system disks on 6 floppy drives if you don't have another PC to download, give me your home address , and I will send you the 6 diskettes, when the sixt's disk is inserted you will read a note saying insert the CD windows XP this will guide you the rest of the way also you will need the product key, good luck
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
means that it cannot read any information from the first boot device.
normally your hard disk..
however if you have plugged anything in like a penstick maybe, then it tries to boot from that.. so check you simply have not left a penstick or usb device with memory in (mobile phone). in the good old days it was usually somone had left a floppy disk in the drive...but I assume you have not got one of these in it???
if thats ruled out and thats your error. go into the bios (F2) I think but it tells you when you first switch on press [whatever] to enter setup...whatever it is press it.
look for the menu that tells you about your hard disk...MAIN
should look something like this
ignore the red square
but see where it says 1st drive and then a model number...check that there is a model number there if not, theres probably something serious wrong with your Hard disk take it to a repairer or if your confident replace yourself and reinstall windows and all your drivers...plus you have probably lost all the data on there...hope you made backups
if there is a model number there, odds are the Operating system is corrupted, a repairer may be able to save your data (documents pictures) and reinstall OS or repair it. but thats not guaranteed.
Posted on May 09, 2011
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