My neighbour has a serious problem with her PC. It’s an E-Machine 2240 running Windows XP Home. Switched on this morning and is getting a blank screen with the following message. “Non system disk or disk error” On switching off the machine and rebooting with the CD with came with the machine, which has all software etc. including XP nothing is happening just getting the same message.
The machine has no floppy drive so cannot insert a boot disk, can anyone explain how to resolve this problem, thanks.
This is a really strange one, but I did come across something a bit like it once. Try disconnecting the hard drive, and then booting to the Windows CD. If the computer then works - but of couse it will complain about the lack of a hard drive, it will point towards the type of HD corruption I had.