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Solved: Non-System Disk Error or Disk Error

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by john_lillie, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. john_lillie

    john_lillie Thread Starter

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    I didn't really know what forum this fitted into as I don't really know what the problem relates to!

    Anyway, we recently got 6 Compaq 610 laptops. 4 work fine, 2 don't and have a Non-System Disk Error or Disk Error. The bios won't let us check the hard drive either.

    A problem is the we got these with windows 7 pre installed and as a result don't have any disks for them other than old xp ones (so much for vista). When I put the xp recovery disk in but don't install xp, it starts up with windows 7. I can then restart the machine and windows 7 is fine. The issue only reappears when the computer is shutdown and then restarted.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you need more info let me know.

    John
     
  2. warrior19

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    2 things might help:

    In Windows 7 when its running go into the disc management console,(START --> Computer --> Rightclick with mouse and choose MANAGE) then in Disk Management Window Rightclick the primary partition and set the partition to active.
    Then reboot the system.

    AND

    Go into the BIOS but look for/ensure your system's boot priority is configured with the HDD as the primary/first boot device.
     
  3. john_lillie

    john_lillie Thread Starter

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    The company we got them off has now agreed to take them back and replace, thankfully!

    Thanks for the info though warrior and I'll give it a try and feedback if it happens again on the others or the replacements.

    John
     
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