Invalid system disk replace disk at startup?

Question

A friend has given me a computer and it displays Invalid system disk replace disk at startup and won't move from there. I have read your answer to this question but there is no disk in the floppy; what else could it be ?

Answer

This question was answered on March 26, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It could be that there is no operating system in your hard drive If there isn't one you'll have to install one.

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Posted by Isboseth of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 26, 2002