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Unread 16-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
apeke
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Non-system disk or disk error

I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
BLACK screen with these words on it:

Non-system disk or disk error
Replace and strike any key when ready

I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
Thanks so much for your time.
Apeke
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
GHalleck
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error


apeke wrote:

> I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> BLACK screen with these words on it:
>
> Non-system disk or disk error
> Replace and strike any key when ready
>
> I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> Thanks so much for your time.
> Apeke


Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
GHalleck
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error


apeke wrote:

> I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> BLACK screen with these words on it:
>
> Non-system disk or disk error
> Replace and strike any key when ready
>
> I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> Thanks so much for your time.
> Apeke


Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
GHalleck
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error


apeke wrote:

> I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> BLACK screen with these words on it:
>
> Non-system disk or disk error
> Replace and strike any key when ready
>
> I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> Thanks so much for your time.
> Apeke


Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #5
apeke
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error



"GHalleck" wrote:

>
> apeke wrote:
>
> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
> >
> > Non-system disk or disk error
> > Replace and strike any key when ready
> >
> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> > Thanks so much for your time.
> > Apeke

>
> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
>



(She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a DISK
in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
Wow..
How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
whose a PC novice..
Thanks for the help...
Peace,
Apeke
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
apeke
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error



"GHalleck" wrote:

>
> apeke wrote:
>
> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
> >
> > Non-system disk or disk error
> > Replace and strike any key when ready
> >
> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> > Thanks so much for your time.
> > Apeke

>
> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
>



(She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a DISK
in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
Wow..
How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
whose a PC novice..
Thanks for the help...
Peace,
Apeke
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:01 PM   #7
apeke
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error



"GHalleck" wrote:

>
> apeke wrote:
>
> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I believed I
> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in the
> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see this
> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
> >
> > Non-system disk or disk error
> > Replace and strike any key when ready
> >
> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK ERROR
> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting the
> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws using
> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP instructions
> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> > Thanks so much for your time.
> > Apeke

>
> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
>



(She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a DISK
in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
Wow..
How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
whose a PC novice..
Thanks for the help...
Peace,
Apeke
 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:06 PM   #8
Pegasus
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error


"apeke" <apeke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:838EB96E-EE76-438B-93C0-16715E23C691@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "GHalleck" wrote:
>
>>
>> apeke wrote:
>>
>> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I
>> > believed I
>> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
>> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in
>> > the
>> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see
>> > this
>> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
>> >
>> > Non-system disk or disk error
>> > Replace and strike any key when ready
>> >
>> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK
>> > ERROR
>> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting
>> > the
>> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws
>> > using
>> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
>> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
>> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly
>> > appreciated.
>> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP
>> > instructions
>> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
>> > Thanks so much for your time.
>> > Apeke

>>
>> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
>> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
>> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
>>

>
>
> (She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
> resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a
> DISK
> in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
> Wow..
> How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
> whose a PC novice..
> Thanks for the help...
> Peace,
> Apeke


Saving files on floppy disks is asking for trouble. They are
notoriously unreliable. Much, much better to save them on
the hard disk and have a backup copy on a flash disk
that is kept well away from the computer most of the time.


 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:06 PM   #9
Pegasus
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error


"apeke" <apeke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:838EB96E-EE76-438B-93C0-16715E23C691@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "GHalleck" wrote:
>
>>
>> apeke wrote:
>>
>> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I
>> > believed I
>> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
>> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in
>> > the
>> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see
>> > this
>> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
>> >
>> > Non-system disk or disk error
>> > Replace and strike any key when ready
>> >
>> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK
>> > ERROR
>> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting
>> > the
>> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws
>> > using
>> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
>> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
>> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly
>> > appreciated.
>> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP
>> > instructions
>> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
>> > Thanks so much for your time.
>> > Apeke

>>
>> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
>> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
>> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
>>

>
>
> (She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
> resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a
> DISK
> in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
> Wow..
> How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
> whose a PC novice..
> Thanks for the help...
> Peace,
> Apeke


Saving files on floppy disks is asking for trouble. They are
notoriously unreliable. Much, much better to save them on
the hard disk and have a backup copy on a flash disk
that is kept well away from the computer most of the time.


 
Unread 16-08-2007, 02:14 PM   #10
apeke
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Re: Non-system disk or disk error



"Pegasus" wrote:

>
> "apeke" <apeke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:838EB96E-EE76-438B-93C0-16715E23C691@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "GHalleck" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> apeke wrote:
> >>
> >> > I was cleaning my PC...ie: Disk Defrag...Disk Clean up, etc...as I
> >> > believed I
> >> > had some malware/spyware on my PC as an BHO..anyway..
> >> > I went to restart my PC and when it looked as if it were sdtarting in
> >> > the
> >> > normal fashion before the Win XP Log On screen appears, I suddenly see
> >> > this
> >> > BLACK screen with these words on it:
> >> >
> >> > Non-system disk or disk error
> >> > Replace and strike any key when ready
> >> >
> >> > I tried to do a repair through Recovery Consol, as well as run a DISK
> >> > ERROR
> >> > CHECK, but again, when I try to restart my PC (reboot) I keep getting
> >> > the
> >> > same message and black screen. I am able to boot up and start windopws
> >> > using
> >> > my Reinstallation CD. (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition)
> >> > I have NEVER had this issue before and am very puzzled.
> >> > Any help to recover and or repair this issue would be greatly
> >> > appreciated.
> >> > Oh, BTW..I am NOT very PC savvy, and unless I have STEP BY STEP
> >> > instructions
> >> > to do anything, am leary of going into the BIOS, etc...
> >> > Thanks so much for your time.
> >> > Apeke
> >>
> >> Let's do something very simple. Is there a floppy disk drive? Is
> >> a floppy diskette in the drive when the computer starts? If yes,
> >> then remove the floppy diskette and re-boot.
> >>

> >
> >
> > (She replies with her face beet red...) My husband had been writing up a
> > resume and saving it on FLOPPY DISK...so the answer is YES. There was a
> > DISK
> > in the drive that he failed to remove when finished..
> > Wow..
> > How much one little thing can darn near casue a heart attack to someone
> > whose a PC novice..
> > Thanks for the help...
> > Peace,
> > Apeke

>
> Saving files on floppy disks is asking for trouble. They are
> notoriously unreliable. Much, much better to save them on
> the hard disk and have a backup copy on a flash disk
> that is kept well away from the computer most of the time.
>
>
> I agree to that. However, he (hubby) swears by those floppies. ME? I prefer the CD. They hold so much more data and are so much easier to store.

Thanks for all your help everyone.
Truly appreciate it all...
Apeke
 
 

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