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What causes a non-system disk error? And how to fix?
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CarbonTerry
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November 19, 2008 - 9:47 pm
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Suddenly upon reboot I get the "Non-system disk error". If I reboot and open the BIOS and select the C Drive the computer will boot fine.
My CD ROM is listed 1st in the BIOS with the C Drive listed 2nd.

CT

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November 20, 2008 - 6:31 am
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When you go into the BIOS what is the Time show in BIOS? When you start Windows what is the time shown in the taskbar? How old is the computer?

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Chad Johnson
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November 20, 2008 - 7:56 am
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And I suppose you've checked the obvious to make sure you don't have a CD or a floppy in your drives? I've done that on a server before.

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November 20, 2008 - 10:24 am
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And I suppose you've checked the obvious to make sure you don't have a CD or a floppy in your drives?[/quote:1las1dk6]
I've only done that 1, or 2, or 50 times myself!

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This is a new system. XP Home, Core 2 Quad, 2.4GHZ, 3G RAM
Ultimately I did a System Restore to solve the issue.
When working within the CMOS I could not figure out how to make my C Drive the boot drive. My D Drive (DVD Rom) was first and I could see no way to change that.

Thanks all.
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Usually it's a simple key combination (though not always obvious). Pg Up and Pg Dn are pretty common. If you look around the screen there should be an option for Help which will show the correct key combo to move around the screen and change things. F10 is the usually Save & Exit option.

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+ or - is another common method of changing boot order.

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