Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:25 AM
I have a Compaq HP Laptop, I think it has a Core duo processor. Someone was playing a game on the computer, and it randomly shut the computer down, when we tried to reboot it it would constantly have the recharge LED on and the Read HDD LED on, but the power LED never showed. I removed the batteries (both) and it started and began to run chkdsk, but stopped at 27% on step 2, so i had to reboot. Now The computer will start, it will allow me to enter the CMOS, but when it tries to boot an OS, it shows "Non-system disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready." It does this even with a bootable cd in and the boot order changed around. I tried to reset the CMOS, that didn't help, it could load the disc before. The harddrive doesn't seem to be running.