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Old 02-28-2004, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I've got an old Packard Bell that I have been using to familiarize myself with for upcoming A+ course. Today after boot, I got a message to remove nonsystem disk. There was no disk in either the floppy or CD. Any ideas?
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you had no disk in the floppy drive, you can assume that some critical OS files are missing from the hard drive . In this case , boot from a bootable floppy disk or rescue disk , and check whether the files have been erased accidentally from your hard disk
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Yikes... This sounds like windows decided to 'lose' some important files
What version of windows are you running?
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Thanks loner, apparently some files were erased. I managed to boot from recovery disk, but had to reinstall. It is running windows 95 right now.
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do you know what files were erased?
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a similiar problem to that....what i did was not used the computer then oddly enough it started working again when i tried again....sometimes weird things happen like that...but b4 you listen to me...but i agree with the other ppl's posts...try everthing you can good luck
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Thanks loner, apparently some files were erased. I managed to boot from recovery disk, but had to reinstall. It is running windows 95 right now.
so is it working now?
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yeah its working now. I'm not sure what files were lost, but it only had windows 95 on it. When I put the boot disk in, it asked for the windows 95 install disk and reinstalled the OS. I only use the comp to take apart/rebuild and play with OS's for practice.
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Off the topic here, but a friend of mine took the A+ and told me "If you can build a computer, you'd have to be a brain-dead monkey not to pass the A+." He said the only thing that he needed to study was the DOS part. Is it really that easy to pass?
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