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May 04, 2002, 09:54 AM
please help my oyher pc is not working :

eorror meassage:

non system disc or system error,
replace and strike any key when ready

what am i to do, i have LOADS of things that i need to burn on there i hope i havemt lost them :'(

May 04, 2002, 10:03 AM
OS: windows 2000

please please help

Van Nugent
May 04, 2002, 10:04 AM
If it suddenly happens, you may have problem with the HD.

Try booting with a bootdisk to see if you can go to C:

A bootdisk can be obtained here . Or you can make 1 from the working PC by going to Add/Remove Programs/Startup Disc.

May 04, 2002, 03:57 PM
do you have a floppy in the drive when you are booting? or does it say that in the middle of using it?

May 04, 2002, 04:07 PM
if you have a disk in the drive at boot up remove it thats all it is

May 04, 2002, 06:59 PM
I agree, when I was younger and first saw this msg I thought my PC was broke...but there was a disk (non-boot disk) left in the drive...DOS 5, those were the days.....

May 04, 2002, 07:04 PM
try removing the disk

other wise you may have deleted your partition. Go into the BIOS and see if it recognizis your Hard drive, if not try auto detect & restart, good look.


May 05, 2002, 04:54 AM
I think he would have checked to see if he had a disk in the floppy drive

Roger Moore
May 05, 2002, 05:00 AM
Well you never know ;) .

If you see that message (and you don't have a floppy in) then (one of or more of) your harddrives might have failed. It could also be a virus.


May 06, 2002, 01:26 AM
Is it Win2000 NTFS partition or FAT 32 System partition ?

As Van said, have you tried running FDISK from bootdisk ? Its better to make sure that you have active partition on your HDD for the Windows/ OS to boot-up.