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Q: Re: Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any ke...

My labtop is saying non-system disk or error disk .how can I get rid of it please.help me

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Preferred Solution: Re: Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any ke...

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Hello there, I have a very limited knowledge of computers and I really need help. My 2007 hp laptop wont work. I have Windows Vista on it. Everytime I turn it on this message pops up. "Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready". I have no idea what to do, please help me!!
 

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Hello,
I have a friends computer that won't boot anymore. I figure it was the motherboard since swapping out power suppy with known good one still resulted in a dead box. No lights, nada. No one home at all. Hard drive seems to be OK. I used driveimage xml to make a backup of the drive before attempting a recovery in another machine that wasn't in use. The recovery repair (2nd option) runs just fine but won't boot upon startup.
I can do an "upgrade" install of another OS (resulting in windows.old file), but drive is too small for such a thing. I can do a full install on that hard drive and it will boot and run just fine. It's the image that I can't get to boot. I currently have it imaged on a healthy 75.4 gb drive which...won't...boot....
It was running windows home. I honestly don't remember if it was premium or basic. All I want is to be able to get it up and running so my friend can get his info/programs/whatever all in order until he can get a new machine.
I formated it properly, but something is wrong with the original image that just won't allow me to boot. My vacation time is fast running out. Every time I need to redo the image I lose 3-4 hrs .
I did attempt to write a new mbr. I either did it wrong or that wasn't my problem.

Thank you for your time and asistance,
-George

A:Non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready.

Well...if it IS the motherboard...which aligns with your suspicions...I don't know what to suggest.

<<I used driveimage xml to make a backup of the drive before attempting a recovery in another machine that wasn't in use>>
System manufacturer and model?

<<I figure it was the motherboard since swapping out power suppy with known good one still resulted in a dead box. No lights, nada>>

The PSU sounds like a good suspect when there are no signs of life, IMO.

<<I can do an "upgrade" install of another OS (resulting in windows.old file), but drive is too small for such a thing. I can do a full install on that hard drive and it will boot and run just fine.>>

What drive are you talking about...the original hard drive? If that's true...it would appear that the motherboard is not at fault.

<<It's the image that I can't get to boot. I currently have it imaged on a healthy 75.4 gb drive which...won't...boot....>>

What's the error message when you try to boot the image on different hard drive? Is that when you get the error message you cited?

Non-system disk means that the boot options are wrong, generally speaking. Have you checked the BIOS settings? A bad/failing CMOS battery could also be reasonably expected to possibly produce that error.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812492

Did you check the cloned drive...for the proper boot.ini file?

Louis

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Hello there, I have a very limited knowledge of computers and I really need help. My 2007 hp laptop wont work. I have Windows Vista on it. Everytime I turn it on this message pops up. "Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready". I have no idea what to do, please help me!!

A:Non System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready...Please Help!!

One of the more common reasons you may see this error would be if you have a USB flash drive or an external hard drive connected. It can also happen if you have something in the DVD drive.

So, if you have any of those types of things connected, disconnect them, make sure nothing is in your DVD drive, and try starting the computer again. I wouldn't be surprised if the error message changes slightly to something about there being no boot device found. In which case it would mean that your laptop's hard drive failed and presently your computer is looking elsewhere to try and find an operating system to load and failing.

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Hi, okayy so this all started just today, but the day before the computer just wouldn't work right and i didn't know what to do with it because it would immediately go to a blue screen after login in my account or any account and then shut off then restart itself. Then today i tried turning it on and all i see is a black screen with typing on it then immediately goes to another black screen that says &quot; Non-System disk error, replace and strike any key when ready&quot; and i don't know what to do with it because it simply just won't do anything (it just stays on that black screen saying that) and im not a computer genious so i would really appreciate someone's help Ohh and i have the HP ProBook 4425s just in case anyone needs to know.

A:Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key wh...

Its the hard drive. Likely needs replaced. Tap F10 as you power on and see if you can get into setup and there is a hard drive self-test you can run to confirm.

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Hello,

I have an old Compaq Presario X1000, with Windows XP.
I have had no problems with this computer until today. I
used this computer last night and left it on, I rarely shut it down.

This morning I came into my office and the screen said
non-system disk error replace and strike any key when ready.
I have received this message before but only when I have shut
down and restarted the computer with a floppy disk in the external
drive.

There is no disk in the floppy drive and I have tried unplugging it to
see if it will boot but it doesn't. The only thing it will let me do is F10
DOS set up, and I don't see any options to try to reboot in safe mode
or anything like that.

I do have a Driver Recovery CD, Opersating System CD, and Application recovery CD. Not sure if any of those will help. I can not afford to lose the info on the hard drive.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I know very little about computers and like a dummy have nothing backed up.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Kim T

A:non-system disk error replace and strike any key

First, make sure there are no USB Devices (other then keyboard and mouse) in the computer. If that still fails, then boot into Setup (Bios) and make sure the HDD is showing on the first page. If so, then backup your data using a Ubuntu Live CD to a USB HDD/Flash Drive.
Once your safely backed up, then Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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My mom has an HP Compaq nc8430 computer. She recently encountered this problem this morning. Does this mean that the hard drive's dead? Any help is appreciated greatly
 

A:"Non-system disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready"

DId ur BIOS detect ur HDD? Also check if ur sata cable is loosed or not. U can try another pair of sata cable & test it if it works or not..
 

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Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key.Click to expand...

I get this error from time to time, even when there is no disk in the computer. There's no CD or floppydisk inserted. To solve the problem, I restart the computer, and all is fine.

I'd rather not go through the problem, and want it solved once and for all. Does anyone know the problem and solution? I already went on Google to see what others said, but no luck.

1. The computer has no viruses. I have NAV.
2. There are no HD (harddrive) problems, according to ScanDisk.
3. All cords and cables are attached to where they should go.
4. The first boot location is on the HD (C, according to BIOS.
5. There are no disks inserted.

After all this, what could be the problem and what can I do? I've heard it could be a slow OS (slower than the BIOS), or a worthless HD. Before I conclue its worthless, I would like to know how to make the OS faster in starting it up (or making the BIOS slower so that the OS can catch up).

My information:
1. I am using Windows 98SE.
2. The primary slave is a Maxtor HD.
 

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Please will you fill in you full system specs in my.TS.forum at the top of the page(click on edit profile)

Why is you Hard drive connected as primary slave?

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

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HP probook 4510s windows 7 32bit
I did a "disk sanitizer" and the laptop isn't rebooting right or reading my operating system cd it says "NON-SySTEM ERROR OR DISK REPLACE AND STRIKE ANY KEY WHEN READY"
1) i removed all assceraries from the leptop
2) ran a diagnostic test all passed
3) here are some photos attachments
4) i think i deleted the partition and the OPS wind.7
Please thanks

A:HP 4510s windows7 "Non-system disk or disk error replace..."

What is a "Disk sanitizer." Sounds like a disk wiper, or some optimizing or registry cleaning crapware that ruined your Win7.

Try booting into the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to System Restore to before you ruined the OS as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also provides the DVD if needed.

If you can't get it started with any of the steps given there then get the superior Clean Reinstall without the HP crapware which is the worst in the industry and throttles Win7 from its native state.

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I just downloaded Windows XP(Service pack 3) and mounted it to a USB disc.

Problem is, it doesnt work. On the boot screen it gives me the message invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue and then when i press any key, it boots into my hard drive/Windows 8.

Originally i thought something was wrong with the boot but now i think it may or may not be. All help is highly appreciated.

A:Unable to boot, invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue

Few, if any, downloadable copies of WinXP are legal. The 'Invalid System Disk' error message is the tip off.

You'll need to buy a copy from an authorized source. There is no way to trick the system into recognizing an illegal copy of Windows.

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My friends computer froze up and she had to reboot and when she did she got this black screen, etc. when she tries to hit F8 key it says keyboard stuck, her tower light doesnt even light up on her dsl, etc. she cannot type into this black box which has a blinking line where she should be able to type. Can anyone help?? Thanks alot!!
 

A:black screen, invalid system disk replace the disk and press any key HELP!!

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.
 

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I recently purchased a 2nd hand computer thru a local ebay dealer - HP DX6120 ST 2.6 GHZ 80GB HDD 512MB RAM DESKTOP PC.

When i boot up, it displays: Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key

Then i reboot and press F8 & del and it doesnt go to bios settings, it just gives me a screen that gives me an option to "boot from..."

I select the hard drive.
Get the same response... "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
Then I put in a windows XP pro Disk (the computer has an official XP Pro License Key on the case, as stated on the specs on selling page) and then rebooted.
I still get the "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
I change the boot to CD and i get Windows Set Up options.
I pick install Windows XP and the it starts loading dll's etc.
Then it says i have no previous version of Windows idetected and wont let me go any further.

I assume that it is trying to upgrade, but i dont get an option to do a fresh install, just "Install Windows XP"

I am not sure if ;
there is a windows actually loaded,
I need to reformat,
The bios battery is flat
or if i need to do something completely diferent.

If i am to reformat, i cant remember the cmds/or how to do that when there is no windows to do it from.

I hoe you can help me.

Thanx,

Old Fart

A:"Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"

Find the make of the hdd, go to makers website and download and run
the diagnostic utility.
If you want to wipe the drive do a google for killdisk, its free. Run it
this way you are assured of a clean drive.
The diganostic utility may also be able to write zeros to the drive, doing
the same thing. At this point dont take the short route out and format
with windows, leaves to much garbage behind. But after the drive is
wiped you will have to format with the wind disk and install the os.
Sounds like you have a bad drive, or a confused drive..
I dont think that board does raid, but you should double check in bios.
If raid is enabled disable it..

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,

Momkay

A:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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hello everybody here at B.C

As this topic mentions this is supposed to be a BIOS guide, not exactly tho....
I will write about what i have encountered and worked with when it comes to this motherboard in hope to expand this knowledge and hopefully finding a solution with a broader network.

As mentioned this is the ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard without the SLI = double PCI EXPRESS installed
Basically my old motherboard stopped functioning so i had to replace it with the Abit Fatal1ty, at first i was very pleased becouse i read alot of positive stuff about it, altho i dont really like too much advertising this motherboard looked promising.
A part of the horror that struck me was that i needed to install WinXp from start, there were reports of users who could simply do a repair of winxp so they wont loose any valuable data, but in my case i didnt have that option, my windows could not be saved. Since i had 3 HDD's i plugged in another one after backing it up from another pc, becouse i simply mistook it for the hdd that had winxo on it, anyway i thought to myself i could backup my winxp containing drive at a later state when i get winxp installed on the drive i just cleaned. I then instaled all the hardware where it belongs and booted up and put in the WinXp SP2 cd and ran thru the first part of the setup ( where the files get copied over to your hdd before the restart )
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A:Bios's ( Disk Boot Error Please Insert System Disk And Press Enter )

Simply put, the disk that you think that you are booting from, and the disk that you are booting from, are not the same. I did the same thing myself not too long ago. Pull out the other disks and install XP. Once it is working, then install the other hard drives. If you are sure that you are booting from the same drive on which XP is installed, then the disk is thrashed.
You said you took out a disk from another system and it booted fine. How about trying this? Take the disk out of your system that you think is the one with XP on it, and see if if it will boot the other machine?
This is no huge mystery. It can only be one of very few things.

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I was trying to plug in headphones and accidentally disconnected my sound card, during which my windows explorer started to unexpectedly shut down. I restarted the computer
right after it had re-loaded and was not able to load back up after it shut down.

It gave me the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. I did that and it goes to "Loading Files from Windows", completes it and then goes to the boot screen where Windows is suppose to load up. The bar cycles through 7 times and then freezes for several minutes before going to the BSOD. I don't seem to ever get the option to go to the Windows Repair Console and I'm not sure at which step I'd be prompted to do so, I've tried every option given and none of them will take me to it.

I've tried loading in safe mode but it doesn't do anything different, tried boot logging but I'm not sure where I'd go to see the result. I also tried loading windows using my system disk and system disk I downloaded off the web on an external cdrom, same problem. Does anyone have any possible solutions for me?

Thank you.

System Description:
video card - nvidia geforce 9800 gx2
cpu - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
m/board - ASUS P5N72-T Premium LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel
ram
power supply - 850w, Antec.

A:Disk boot error insert system disk and press enter

No help?

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There was a power outage at my house yesterday while I was away. When I came home my computer screen was black and displayed the message: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter.

Here is what I have done thus far:
I tried rebooting but the message persisted (after going through the initial information about IDE stuff).
I went into the bios to see if my hard drive was dead, but the bios still recognized it and my secondary hard drive.
I also tried to boot from a Window XP cd and repair Windows on my master drive, but the error message came up regardless of the cd drive I used (I have a CD drive and a CDRW/DVD drive). In both instances where I had the CD in one of the two CD drives, the CD was spinning (and presumably being read) but I could never get the computer to boot off of it. (Note: I tried both CD drives, because my bios is set to boot off CD first, although I don't know which CD drive it actually looks at first.)
I opened up my computer and made sure that all of the connections were secure and fit.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to what is going on?

Thanks for your time.
 

A:What is the cause of this: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter

Try this:

Shut down all power to your PC by unplugging everything. Let it set for a minute or two, plug the power back in and try booting.

I know it sounds strange but it worked for me when I had a similar problem.
 

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there is this pentium 4 pc that i am working on. it is able to detect the hard drive but it tells me"DISK BOOT ERROR, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". does it mean the hard drive is bad? how do i solve this problem
 

A:Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter

Either the hard drive has failed, there is no OS on it, or the boot code is missing/corrupt.
You can test the drive with Seagate SeaTools for DOS, which runs from a CD in DOS. Download it by clicking "Downloads" on this page: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Now download and install IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
Use IMGBurn to create a CD from the SeaTools ISO file, then boot the faulty PC from that CD.
SeaTools will eventually open. Select the hard drive to be tested and run the short test on it.
If it says "Failed", you need a new hard drive.

If it does not say "Failed", this time run the long test on it just to be sure it's okay.

If the drive passes the long test okay, you just need to install a (legal) copy of Windows on it.
 

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Hello everybody, i need your help. My computer froze and I tried everything to get it working again (exit, ctrl+alt+delete, patience) , but it stayed frozen then went to a blue screen. Forgot what screen said but main part was telling me to reboot the Computer, I turned off by power button because no other way to shut it off.
Then when i turned it on again, my computer was making weird noises, then went to ntdlr error after very long time. I press enter then it boots again and shows the "boot system error...".

Im running windows xp sp2 and main drive is C... I'm pretty sure i have a D: too.

My questions are:

1) Can my files still be recovered and if so how?
2) How can i fix this problem?

Please and Thankyou
 

A:boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter....please help

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I recently swapped out my Maxtor 80GB Master and 60GB Slave harddrive for a Western Digital 250GB harddrive. When I boot I get the Disk Boot Error. My boot order is CD-ROM -> HDD 0 -> HDD 1. I have a CD-ROM/RW and DVD-ROM/RW and they are cabled and mastered/slaved properly.

I'm trying to install Windows XP on this new HDD, but I can't get to anything in windows, such as partioning, etc. I believe it is a hardware issue but I'm not sure.

I tried resetting the battery on my Mobo, switching in and out different peripherals but nothing is working.

I know the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are working as the CD is still spinning when I open them.

I took out the slave drive just so I can see if I can get by all this to install windows to the big drive and just add the other one later, but I'm still having the problem.

The only problems I can see happening are:

1.) Bad cables
2.) Bad Mobo
3.) Bad CDROM
4.) Bad Disk

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Disk Boot Error, Please Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Help me, please!
 

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My computer was working perfectly well.
I left it on and went out. When I came back it had a black screen saying
"boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter" in BIOS
This has happened before but I just hit my pc then rebooted then no problem.
This time it didnt work, I have tried to vacuum the interior of my pc but to no avail.

Can anyone help me please?
 

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Ok so I recently built myself from a barebones system a very nice PC:
AMD Athlon64 3500 2.2ghz
MSI K8N Platinum Motherboard
MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT Graphics Card
1 1Gb Ram stick
10x24x40 TDK CD-RW Rom
Western Digital 160gb SATA Hard Drive
Windows XP Professional

This configuration worked wonderfully even after I added an old IDE Westeren Digital 40gig Hard drive which had win98 on it.

I started getting problems after I added some more stuff to it
1 512mb Ram Stick
HP DVD-RW Drive
Maxtor 120gig IDE Hard Drive (with WinXP Home on it... brothers old computer hard drive)
Floppy Drive

The error I started getting came after the "Verifying DMI Pool...."
then I get "boot from cd..."
"Disk Boot Error, please insert system disk and press enter"

I've tried everything i can think of... i've tried every single combination of CD Drives and Hard Drives (Including putting it back to the orriginal configuration)

I've tried using new IDE cables, making sure everything is plugged in correctly and such.

I've even reformatted the main hard drive and reinstalled WinXP Pro (which worked... til this morning when the same problems started over again). I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it, if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it

A:Disk Boot Error, Please insert system disk and press enter

greetings
see if the device manager is clean
remove the added hardware [ i see you said you went to original config]
the 512 ram first
goodluck

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Hi, everytime I startup my computer it gets a BSOD often with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR 0x7 win32.sys svchost.exe. After that i get a screen with: system disk or disk error press F1 to save, if you are running unix you need to setup with F10. I don't know what to do i really need my computer for school can someone please help me ?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III-processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 510 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14315 MB, Free - 1790 MB;
Motherboard: Compaq, 0684h, , 8114DYSZ04Y6
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hijack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:44:41, on 9-9-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:BSOD + system disk or disk error can't start up my computer please help!

I'd suggest you run a diagnostics on your HD.

Alternative solution would be to:
The error code KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR STOP: 0x0000007A states that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. It appears that there are some issues with the hard disk.

Use check disk command for any errors on hard disk -

Warning: Microsoft does not recommend interrupting the CHKDSK process. Microsoft does not guarantee the integrity of the disk if the CHKDSK program is interrupted. For safety you can back up your data before using the check disk command.

Use the check disk commands as follows:
1. Click Start.
2. In search window type 'cmd' and ENTER. Right click and select 'Run as administrator'.
3. Type at the command prompt CHKDSK /P and press ENTER to scan the disk.
4. Then type CHKDSK C: /F /R and press ENTER to repair corrupt sectors, if there are any.

NOTE: The root drive has to be C: and the command may schedule a task at the system startup, if it does, then press Y to schedule a task and restart the computer to perform chkdsk.
Once chkdsk completes, boot to the desktop and then check.

But if it's the HD itself may well need replaced.
 

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Hi, everytime I startup my computer it gets a BSOD often with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR 0x7 win32.sys svchost.exe. After that i get a screen with: system disk or disk error press F1 to save, if you are running unix you need to setup with F10. I don't know what to do i really need my computer for school can someone please help me ?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III-processor, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 510 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82815 Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14315 MB, Free - 1790 MB;
Motherboard: Compaq, 0684h, , 8114DYSZ04Y6
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hijack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:44:41, on 9-9-2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:BSOD + system disk or disk error can't start up my computer please help!

The error means that you have a hard drive failure and you will need to replace it. I'm not sure if you can still retrieve your data from it.
 

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I was advised by a computer tech to buy a new hard drive because of issues I had with my HP pavillion s3330.
After installing I got a non-system disk error message.
After going into the BIOS to make sure it was booting my HP recovery cd from the the right drive, I ran a diagnostics test and after finding no problems an error message came up at the bottom saying - Testing: BOOT PATH, Error code: BIOHD-3.

I consulted HP who said I need to create a partition for the software to be installed to.
If that is the problem then can anybody assist me with this as I have no clue.

By the way, I'm using Vista home premium.

Thanks,

Greg
 

A:non-system disk or disk error - new hard drive

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My Hp pavillion pc started crashing a lot recently and recovery didn't work so I told was advised to get a new hard disk which I did but now I keep getting the above error. I've been into the bios and all seems to be booting from the correct drive
The first time I tried the hp recovery disk it started to work but when it came to reinstalling the software it stayed on 0% for long so I switched off. Maybe that was a mistake. I've run a diagnostics test all passed the test but at the end it said testing: Boot path, error code BIOHD-3.

I tried putting the old drive back in and it was the same as before. But I was still able to go online, albeit until it crashed again.
HP want more money to help even though I brought the recovery discs they suggested.

I really hope someone can help, I've been told there needs be A partition before the software can be installed.

Sorry if the wording is a bit messed up, I am writting this from a mobile.

Thanks in advance,

Greg

A:Non-system disk or disk error with new hard drive

Have you tried to run the recovery disks again? They should automatically put a partition on the hard drive.

If it still doesn't work then there's usually one of two different possibilities:
- bad recovery disks
- other bad hardware in the system

I'd suggest running these free bootable diagnostics first: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Then, if those tests pass, contact HP to return the defective recovery disks and get a new set.

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im running Ubuntu 14.04(Trusty Tahr) on my Elitebook 8440p. A few days ago i got this message during bootup in a black screen saying "Non-System Disk or Disk Error" and it would stay that way without booting. I searched many forums and read many articles. First i thought it was a hardware issue. So i ran a Hard Disk Self Test. But it said that the drive was totally fine. Then i reinstalled my bootloader(Grub2) but that didnt help either. Someone told me that the Master Boot Record(MBR) was corrupt. I used this boot-repair tool to fix both bootloader and MBR and it still was not helping. So i reinstalled my system again and it worked. The problem was gone. It was working fine until today morning. When i started my PC, the same error showed up again. I cant boot my os and right now im posting this from ubuntu(14.04) live disk on the same machine. Can someone please tell me what i need to do? Do i have to reinstall OS again? If so will this problem come back? Please help.Thanks.Basith

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I have a compac nx6110 laptop. Recently, it was working fine until I switched it off. On turning it ON the error message " No System disk or Disk error ..." appeared and I am now stuck. I entered bios and the HDD Self Test option was not active. Please help.
 

A:No system disk or disk error on Compaq nx6110

Your hard drive may have died.
 

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Trying to find out whats wrong with it I've removed the cmos and Checked the Sata cables 100 times I've removed replaced and switched them out. I've unplugged the power to the hard disk and cdrom. I don't know much about the bios other then the CDROM is selected as the first priority to install windows but won't let me get that far. NEED help
 

A:disk boot error insert system disk

sounds like the HD kicked off. What's the make and model of the computer? Desktop/laptop? In bios, what's the mfg of the hard drive?
 

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I am installing a new harddrive and I am getting a I/O disk Error- Replace....blah blah blah. I have checked all cables on the hardware and the motherboard. I need suggestions please as to what I might check/do next. this is driving me nuts.
 

A:I/O Disk Error - Replace.....

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My friend's hp compaq 2710p gets this message every time we boot up his computer. He said this happened after he tried to restore the computer to factory settings and then noticing he didn't have recovery disks.

Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

When a key is pressed nothing really happens. We tried booting windows 7 through usb doesn't work.

I uploaded a couple of the images we see. I have the computer for now so any suggestions you guys have I shall try A.S.A.P.

Thx in advance.
 

A:Solved: Non-System disk or disk error

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Hi, its me again. I have been working on a compaq Deskpro xl 5100, it needed to have a sound card set up. When I got the machine from a friend I found on-board sound plus two other sound cards. With that problem fixed, now we have disabled onboard sound to use a SB pci512 for use with a game controller. First off the cd-rom isn't compatible with the cable that came with the card, but that isn't the real trouble. After unplugging the cd-rom, floppy disk etc, replugging and finding that the ribbon cables had some crimps which we replaced cables for...We now get the error message Non-system disk or disk error.....F1 nor F8 let us into the cmos to find out why we are no longer recognizing HDD or CD-Rom. It powers up and recognizes the floppy which has a boot disk in it, but the error message with that once it gets past the starup menu where we choose any of the cd rom options is.....choice 1(NEC-IDE)Device driver not found, no valid CD-rom device driver selected. Choice 4(SCSI)CD-Rom driver not loaded. I think it is a scsi cd-rom attached to the hard drive although I don't see any jumpers indicating a master/slave relationship. Any suggestions as to how to proceed from here?

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When the going gets tough the weak buy new computers.
 

A:{RESOLVED} Non-system disk or disk error

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I spilt water on my laptop yesterday (stupid I know) and since then every time I turn it on it first comes up with the HP screen and it says in small letters "F10 ROM based setup." If I click on that it takes me to a blue screen with headings such as "security, advanced etc" and I have no idea what I should do to any of these settings. However, if I press ctrl, alt & del from the first screen, it takes me to a black screen with "non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready." Now I don't know much at all about computers or how they work so I have no idea what to do. Please, can anyone help me asap as I rely on my laptop for work and don't have regular access to another.

A:Non system disk or disk error-Help me pleeeeeease :(

The F10 key appears to be taking you into the BIOS setup screen. The error you are getting on the "black screen", is stating that the disk it is reading is not bootable. Ensure you don't have any CD's or DVD's in the CD/DVD drive. Aside from that, i'd say your HDD (hard drive) is dead.

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My laptop was working perfectly till last night. Today when I tried to start, it didn't boot up and showed a black screen. It showed:Pre-Boot execution environment (PXE)PXE-641: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROMAfter that it showed:Non-system disk error or Disk ErrorReplace and strike any key when readyThen, I restarted it and tried hard disk test but it failed.WHAT TO DO????

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Have an older Dell xps running windows 7 and I need to order new operating system disk. In the past I have ordered disk from Dell and not sure if I can do the same for this system.
Thanks in advance.
Michael

A:getting replace OS Windows 7 disk from Dell for a older system

You can Download Windows 10 TH2 Installation Media and Clean Install with your Windows 7 OEM product key:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr

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hello i have win 8.1 and i'm confused about the differents about these disk i mentioned.
1)can you tell me what are the differents?
if are three different disk:
2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.
 

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.
 

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?
 

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)
 

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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>
 

A:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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Hi there,

When I turn on my computer the hard disk generates constant noise and after a while the following error is displayed on the screen.

"non-system disk or disk error"

I am using Windows XP.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Regards
 

A:Non-system disk or disk error (Please Help)

Sounds like the hard drive "click of death" and that it will need to be replaced and Windows installed on the new drive.
 

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Hello,

I am new to this website and I am not sure if I am posting to the right form. Forgive me if I am.

When I try to start my HP 2300 series it pops up saying "non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready" and I don't know how to fix it

Does anyone know how to help?
 

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I spilt water on my laptop yesterday (stupid I know) and since then every time I turn it on it first comes up with the HP screen and it says in small letters "F10 ROM based setup." If I click on that it takes me to a blue screen with headings such as "security, advanced etc" and I have no idea what I should do to any of these settings. However, if I press ctrl, alt & del from the first screen, it takes me to a black screen with "non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready." Now I don't know much at all about computers or how they work so I have no idea what to do. Please, can anyone help me asap as I rely on my laptop for work and don't have regular access to another.

A:Non-system disk or disk error-what does that mean?

non system disk or disk error implies the pc cannot read from the harddrive for some reason...have you tried booting into safe mode, I am doubtful it this will work either, but you can try it for grins... as the pc is trying to bootuip tap the f8 key I think to enter safe mode or maybe its the delete key....do a google search for your laptop model to see which key it takes to get into safe mode. if you are unable to even boot into safe mode hard to believe the water may have gotten to your harddrive. when you spilled the water I assume you had the pc running at the time did you notice any immediate affects on the pc...?

actually from a google search of you error message it seems to imply you have a disk in your CD rom that it is trying to boot from check the cd rom to make sure nothing is in there. also go into bios and make sure the boot sequence is set so the pc trys to boot from the harddive first....

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When I turn laptop (compac evo) it goes a boot from hard drive or mu;lti something.It then says replace and strike any key when ready

A:non-system disk or disk error OS xp

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Please post the exact error message and the make/model of the system.

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Hello, I'm having problems with my HP nx6125 laptop running xp pro. I keep getting random blue screens and non system disk or disk errors on reboot, sometimes it will run fine for 3 days or so then play up again. I also get messages telling me there are system files corrupt or missing.
I have replaced the ram and hard drive with new items, I have reinstalled all the drivers with original and latest versions, I've even had the thing apart to check all connections. I have now reinstalled XP pro 7 times and still I'm no closer to fixing the damn thing. Can anyone offer some help before I get physical with it?
 

A:Non system disk or disk error

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i have a xp home operating system on a sony vaio pvc7732.i cannot boot up.I continually get the" non-system disk or disk error" message.I did find a disk in drive a which had been there for a few days,but it has been removed.I finally ran the system recovery disks.They indicate that the system has been successfully reinstalled to factory settings,but i am still getting the message,and the desktop will not boot up.what should i do now ?thanks for any help.
 

A:non-system disk or disk error

I would say you may need to run the Recovery procedure again and be very sure you are following the directions closely. When it finishes, be sure to take the disks out of all drive bays. I assume you are referring to CD disks that are used for the Factory Recovery Process.
 

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my computer wont get past a black screen that says "non-system disk or disk error" i really need my computer because its my school computer and without it, i cant do school. PLEASE HELP!

A:non-system disk or disk error?!?!

Post the make/model of the PC.

Boot into the BIOS (System Setup menu) and check o make sure hard drive detected.

Are any usb drives connected to PC?

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