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non-booting computer

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by simon.twigger1, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. simon.twigger1

    simon.twigger1 Thread Starter

    Sep 30, 2001

    Has anyone got any suggestions to the following?

    I have a 486DX4 100

    When I boot it up the following message comes up:

    'non-system disk or disk error. Replace and press any key when ready'

    There is no disk in the floppy drive.

    Suggestions welcome
  2. SyscoKid


    Oct 10, 2001
    Get yourself a boot disk and boot from it. Can you access the C: drive and do things like list files?

    If yes, at the A: prompt type

    sys C:

    and press enter. Then try to boot from the hard drive.

    If you can't access the C: drive after booting from the boot disk, check the cable inside from the motherboard to the hard drive. Make sure it's secure. Or try another cable.

    It may ultimately be that your hard drive is dead.
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