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By designdoc ·
I tried installing HP All-in-one software, got error 2359. Updates would download but not install. Told of a glitch in Windows ME that wouldn't allow this software to install. After days of trying to fix the problem, I get up to take a break, come back and I have nothing. The screen is black and says Invalid system disk, replace disk and hit any key to continue. I was told to run System recovery disk and still nothing. Today I was told to run My anti-virus software, I put in the cd and it scanned fine. 0 Virus' found. But it still wil not boot up.

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by opatzg In reply to Invalid System Disk, repl ...

Do you have a diskette in the 3 1/2 floppy drive?
Has the boot order been changed?cdrom/hard disk?
Do you have a boot diskette to bring the pc up, and if so are all the files still there or is the drive wiped clean? You may have lost your masterboot table. Something to try is the fdisk /mbr and follow it up with a sys c: to put the operating system back to the hard disk. Otherwise a little more info here would be nice type of system. for the sys c: you'll need the boot up files and sys.com available to run it.

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by designdoc In reply to Invalid System Disk, repl ...

Yes I have the 3 1/2 floppy drive and tried to boot up with it and still nothing. I have no idea if the boot order has changed as it seems there is absolutly nothing on the drive. It will not access anything at all. I have an HP Pavilion XT853, 128MB SDram, 8GB hd,1.0 mghtz pentium 3 processor, CD rom drive, CDRW Drive, and a floppy drive. It operates on Windows ME.

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by csmith In reply to Invalid System Disk, repl ...

If the PC will run the Antivirus CD and there are no viruses, The PC does boot, but the battery may have lost the CMOS settings for FD and HD.
(It can find the CDROM because of the autoscan setting.)
Since both the FD and HD are not recognized, itis probably not a loose cable.
Check the CMOS battery first.
It is a silver disk, about the size of a quarter.
Regards, Chris

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