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Old 10-16-2017, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HP Z220 SFF Workstation Window 7 professional installation. I turn this computer on that has no OS and need to get to the BIOS so I can boot Windows 7 Professional from a USB port. When I turn on the computer with or without the USB drive plugged into the USB port, it brings me to a notification saying, Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. I tried while the computer is just turning on, hitting the F2 orF10 key and no BIOS screen comes up. How do I resolve this problem?
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,
Try also, once of the following keys when the computer starts:
F1
F8
Del
Esc
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the post, however, those keys did not work.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry to hear that. never seen such an issue.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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tap the ESC key as your pc starts to boot up and select the F10 key to get into the bios
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks to all that tried helping me. I tried using different and more antiquated mouse and keyboard and have got into BIOS. But I now am having problems getting the computer to recognize the USB drive.

After going into the Boot Order and selecting from the UEFI Boot Sources and the Legacy Boot Sources, the USB Hard Drive and hitting Enter and arrow the USB Hard Drive to the top of both list Then hitting F10 = accept and Saving Changes and Exit, then Confirming those changes.

After all that no link and Non-System disk or error, replace and strike any key when ready comes up. WHY???
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can't boot in to Windows from a USB drive. You can only boot to install windows from a USB drive
You are trying to install Windows 7 onto your hard drive? (have to ask just to be clear on what your doing)
What method did you use to create a bootable usb drive to install windows?

Here is a link from HP on creating and using a usb drive to re-install Windows 7 on your HP Z220 pc
https://support.hp.com/us-en/product...ment/c01867124
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