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Old 10-05-2004, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a laptop and when i turn it on i get the message invaild system disk replace disk and press anykey

and there is no floppy dirve in the laptop so i cant us a windows start up disk and also it wont boot off the cd rom ethier
what can i do to fix this problem
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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make sure ur BIOS is set to boot from ur primary harddisk.
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i dont have that option in the setup there is only 1 drive and no partiton or anything
well the person did a format c: in dos and now it wont work
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its obviously looking for a floppy, there should be an option in ur BIOS. something like "primary boot device" or "boot order"
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ya and i have it for cd rom hard drive lan card and floppy
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are u sure the disc is OK? is it a rewriteble disc?
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BTW, wich windows version are u trying to install?
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and yes the cd is okay i used it on a another pc
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u need bootdisks for 2000. u can download them from www.bootdisk.com or put the 2000disc in a working computer and browse to the folder "bootdisk" and run the bootdisk32.exe file (I could be wrong with the names)
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okay but there is 1 problem
the computer wont boot from the cd rom
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