Why am getting 'invalid system disk replace disk and press any key?

Question

I am rebuldding a pc

I am getting 'invalid system disk replace disk and press any key'

It not the floppy disk drive because it works

the error happens with or without a boot disk. When startup it check A: drive then the message apears

when the boot disk is used the message appears after the use or disk and it ment to restart the pc

I think it not readding the hard disk. you place tell me what it is wrong

thank you

Answer

This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1 Check for the floppy in the floppy drive

2 If there is any remove that floppy in the

floppy drive and then restart your computer

3 If not enter into bios setup and then change

the boot sequence and boot through the startup

disk and then type at the command prompt sys c:

and after that you will get a indication

saying that system transfered

4 Then after that restart your computer your

system should boot to windows

5 If not you need to reinstall the windows

(Format and then reinstall)

6 And if you get any erros while you do a format

then your hard drive is damaged and you need

to replace the hard drive

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003