boot message "non system disk press any key"

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  1. Wvinc23329

    Wvinc23329 Registered Member

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    I had a hard disk fail on a laptop. After installing a new hard drive and restoring an image from an external hard drive, I get a beep and an error message on boot up:

    "non system disk - press any key".

    After pressing any key, the PC then boots normally.

    What do I have to do to keep from getting this message?

    Thanks
     
  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Registered Member

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    Do you have a CD in the CDROM drive with the CD set as the first choice for booting? If so go into the BIOS and set the hard drive as the first boot device. What version and build of TI are you using? Do you have a floppy drive set as the first boot device with a non-bootable disk in it?
     
  3. bodgy

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    Assuming that it isn't down to a non bootable CD in the CD drive, I'd say you've lost your MBR or the disk isn't marked as active.

    If you are using XP, then a repair install, should quickly solve that problem.

    Colin
     
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