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#1 techjunky

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

I have a Compaq Evo N610c

and when i turn it on it come up with " Non-system Disk or disk error" "Repalce and strike any key when ready"

So i was going to restore the OS with the recovery DVD, but the system does't boot the the CD rom how can i get it to do this?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:20 PM

Did you check BIOS "boot order" to make sure, CD drive is listed first?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:26 PM

When I go into the BIOS I goto to Advanced Boot Options

But I don't see a bot order.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

Yeah, what do you have under Advanced Boot Options?

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:57 AM

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Boot Options
Quick Boot = Enable
F10 and F12 Delay (Sec) = 10
Muitboot
Express Boot Popup Delay = Enable
Boot Order
Notebook Multibay = 1st
Notebook hard drive = 2nd

Edited by techjunky, 17 August 2010 - 05:58 AM.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:49 AM

Select/click "boot order" and see what the options are.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:20 PM

All the options are listed under Boot Order in the post b4
Boot Options
Quick Boot = Enable
F10 and F12 Delay (Sec) = 10
Muitboot
Express Boot Popup Delay = Enable
Boot Order
Notebook Multibay = 1st
Notebook hard drive = 2nd

These are the options

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:28 PM

Select/click "boot order" and see what the options are.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

Make notebook hard drive...the first option, rather than the second...see if the system will boot from the hard drive into XP.

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Edited by hamluis, 17 August 2010 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

made the hard drivethe first option and still nothing. thats why i am trying to reinstall from the restore DVD.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

Your Compaq may have recovery partition.
Press F10 key at Compaq logo and see what happens.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:13 PM

Understood...but it seems that neither device responds to boot commands...which would make me replace the CMOS battery and hope that restores order.

If not, my guess would be the motherboard....but I'm not a technician or IT person of any sort.

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