"Non System Disk Error" after I used "disk sanitizer" on my HP Laptop.

  JordanGByrne 11:24 20 Mar 2015

I recently used "disk Sanitizer" on my HP laptop and left if over night to clear, hoping that it wouldn't wipe the whole operating system etc. I woke up to to my laptop saying it was all done, so i rebooted the laptop, and when it came back on an error message appeared saying " Non-system Disk Error" and then wouldn't progress past the black start up screen. Could someone please help as to what this means and how/if there is anyway around this. or is my laptop well and truly broken. Any help would be appreciated as i have no clue what i'm doing. Thank you.

  northumbria61 11:28 20 Mar 2015

Take a look at HP Support

  northumbria61 11:30 20 Mar 2015

Just a thought - you haven't left a DVD in your drive have you?

  Jollyjohn 11:46 20 Mar 2015

Disk sanitizer has done what it is designed to do - sanitize the disk - it has removed everything. You need a Windows disc to now boot from and re install the operating system.

  Jollyjohn 11:49 20 Mar 2015

Seems you are not alone - google "disk sanitizer" and this is the top answer - click here

  JordanGByrne 11:54 20 Mar 2015

Hi, Thanks for the quick responses. Northumbria61 I didn't leave any disk in the hard drive as i was told there was a possibility that this would also be erased so removed everything. And Jolly John, i was under the impression that when i done this it would keep the operating system. Obviously not. But would you where i could get on these disks from?? just a new operating system disk?? sorry for my incompetence.

  bumpkin 12:18 20 Mar 2015

What OS, if Win7 or 8. You can download it a burn a disk on another PC. You will of course need your existing licence key.

  bumpkin 12:39 20 Mar 2015

Try this link click here You may have to answer one of the questions at the top left before the text appears but it seems to work OK.

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