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By klivermore ·
I'm working on a Dell OptiPlex GX1 computer. I'm getting a Invalid system disk error. I have receded the floppy cables and HD cables.I can boot from the floppy drive,but cannot access the HD. It is win95 OS.

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Invalid system disk error.

by Dan-O In reply to Invalid system disk error ...

I have used this machine...

If all of the suggestions previously have failed, you may want to check a few other items. If the GX1 is using a Western Digital HD, you may consider going to their site and picking up a copy of their Data Lifeguard tools. This particular program boots from floppy and can diagnose a myriad of features on their hard drives.

Hope this helps.

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Invalid system disk error.

by tuck46 In reply to Invalid system disk error ...

More than likely it is a hard drive failure. I have had a few on the gx1's. The company is real good about replacing them if thyere still under warranty

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by zlitocook In reply to Invalid system disk error ...

Ok all the replys have been good, but!! if you set the cmos to auto detect for harddrive and it finds the drive great but that could mean the cmos battery is bad or going bad, they only cost a few bucks and could save alot of trouble shooting.

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by Gigelul In reply to Invalid system disk error ...

When I see this message on a computer for me is suspicious to be virused (except hardware problems).
I suggest you follow this steps in strict order:
1.Make sure you have an unsuspicious floppy disk boot with the same version of operating system. In addition, make sure you have on disk:fdisk.exe,sys.com
2.Boot your system from floppy disk.
3.Type <fdisk/mbr> and press <enter>
4.Turn off your computer.
5.Boot again your system from floppy disk.
6.If you have another floppy disk with an antivirus, scan your system.
7.Put your boot disk in floppy and type <sys c:> and press <enter>
8.If previous step don't work type <fdisk> and press <enter>.Attention how use fdisk.From menu select; view partions.If you don't see anything you have a big problem.
9.Sometime, I successfully recover the partitions with old dos application ndd.exe.

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by Campbell In reply to Invalid system disk error ...

Do you have more that one HD if so one needs to be master and one as slave also check the jumpers on the HD and CDROM make sure the HD with 95 is the master.

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