Error message: Invalid system disk

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scoobydammdo

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Can anyone tell me how to fix this error? My computer says invalid system disk. Please replace system disk and hit any key to retry. There is no diskette in the floppy drive and it was just working fine prior to this last boot up. Now I can't even get into windows. Any ideas??

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Hello!:)

The first thing you do is, when the computer is first booting up and you get the "beep!" look for a message to enter "setup". It is usually F2 or F10 "DEL" or a similar key. This gets you into the BIOS. Depending on what BIOS version you have, look for as boot order option. Make sure the order is Floppy first, HDD second.. If the BIOS cant find a bootable drive you will get that invalid disk error.
 

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If you don't have a bootdisk for your OS, you can get one here......

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

If you do have one, then boot your system with it. Choose from the menu "start without CD support" (98) or minimal boot (win ME). At the A:> prompt, type in

sys c: (hit enter)

This should transfer your system files and make the drive bootable. Once finished, hit ctrl/alt/del to restart your computer.

Hope this helps.

Debe
 
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