the disk, and then press any key" but it's a WIn 98 Sony Vaio laptop with no floppy drive attached. I started it up and got the above message. I know it's what usually happens if one leaves a floppy in the a drive but I ain't got one. Be very grateful for any clarification. PS if I press any key it just repeats the same message Thanks
CD drive empty, changed boot sequence in bios from CD to HD....still no joy. Will try DOS. When you say HD at fault....terminal? Therefore a complete re-install, provided the HD is not physically damaged? I put CD restore disk in and that began the restore sequence, before I halted it and changed boot sequence. Thanks Rowey and Diemmess
when you say HD was on it's way out, you meant it subsequently died? If that's happening to mine I should do a system re-install using disk provided. I just wondered if there was any other way to fix this. It's obviously a serious problem
I got the same message as you on boot-up. (I do have a floppy drive, but there was no disc in it).
At first, it was intermittent, and a restart of the PC seemed to settle it. This slowly became more frequent, and sometimes needed as many as 20 restarts to get it going. Finally, nothing would get it to start up normally. I earlier had tried a windows reinstall, but it made no difference. As the machine was still under warranty from Evesham, they sent an engineer to fit a new hard disc. Since then, all OK.