My girlfriend called me yesterday with PC troubles that I cant put a finger on from 800 miles away.
She said she was in the room and saw the computer booted normal, on desktop, everything looking fine. She comes back 2 minutes later and its on a DOS screen giving the message "non-system disk in drive A:/ please insert... blah blah blah". Neither of her roommates touched it and the thing has no discs in it anywhere. I tried some of the basics but with nothing happening, then in the hope she at some time created a restore point I asked her to pop the XP disc in. She goes to recovery and runs thru the normal BS but then XP gives the message "Win XP was unable to locate a mass storage device on this computer". Ive seen that one before, but the troubleshooting Ive done for it is mostly internal/too advanced for her.
To save time I was wondering if anyone has experience with the issue specifically so I dont have to have her inside her PC over the phone for any longer than necessary.
edit- whoops... thought I was reading hardware zone when I posted. Oh well, sorry bout that. Moved...Placebo