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Non system disk error message!

By mkageya ·
I have a Windows 95 and I'm getting a Non-system disk error after the BIOS has detected the installed devices on the screen, there is no floppy on the floppy drive.

"Non system disk error"

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by krexroat In reply to Non system disk error mes ...

Check the bios to make sure hard drive is listed. If not check your cable connections, and check to see if drive spins up. You can feel movement when it running. If so then boot from win95 start up disk, or whatever other startup disk you find. Then check to see if you can read drive c. If not you may want to try norton, or some disk utilty to see if you save drive.

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by Jeffrey In reply to Non system disk error mes ...

Courtesy of Miscrosoft Knowledge Base:
1.Start the computer using the Windows 95 emergency boot disk (EBD) or using a bootable MS-DOS disk that contains Fdisk.exe, Format.com, sys.com, and Scandisk.exe (MS-DOS versions 6.2x only).
2.Use Fdisk.exe to view the partitions on the hard disk by performing the following steps:
a.Run Fdisk.exe from the EBD or bootable MS-DOS disk.
NOTE: If the hard disk was not partitioned using Fdisk.exe, use the appropriatethird-party partitioning software to view the hard disk partition(s).
b.Select option 4 (Display partition information).
c.If the partitions are listed, make sure that the bootable partition is defined as active (look for an uppercase A in the Status column.)
d.If there are no partitions listed, use Fdisk.exe to establish new partitions and then use Format.com to format the partition you want to boot from.
WARNING: When you use Fdisk.exe or Format.com to create n

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by mkageya In reply to Non system disk error mes ...
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You might want to make sure that the command.com file is still in the root directory of C drive. This can cause this problem

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by mkageya In reply to Non system disk error mes ...
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by valager In reply to Non system disk error mes ...

Just one addition to all answers here.

If all in your BIOS is OK and if u boot from system diskette,use FDISK and ensure that your partitions are listed ok and drive C: is active but u can't still boot from disk, it only can mean that you have corrupted system files: io.sys or msdos.sys or command.com.

To solve this problem (copy it back to disk) u can run utility SYS.COM from your system diskette. Syntax follows:

sys c:

After the sign 'System transferred' remove diskette and reboot. I am sure u will boot OK after that.

Good luck

Your Valager

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by jesalyer In reply to Non system disk error mes ...

This could be generated by a sensor fault on the floppy.

Try disconnecting the floppy drive from the controller and reboot.

jeff s
spanish support analyst

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