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By garvin ·
windows me froze..would not reboot..said registry error..but now trying to reformat..but when I get to a: prompt can't go any further....help..thanks

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by dmiles In reply to non-system disk or disk e ...

This error will occur if any of the following are present
1)Floppy disk has been left in A:/drive that does not have boot files
2)The CMOS drive settings are not correct for the boot devices
3)No bootable partition on a hard drive

If you have partitioned and formatted the drive,use the boot disk,type SYS C:,this will transfer the boot files to the C:drive

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by zlitocook In reply to non-system disk or disk e ...

Are you using the CD that came with your computer? The reinstall CD, Or are you using a Windows CD? Try down loading delpart from the internet and using it. This will remove any MS drive partitions that do not show up with fdisk. Then try reinstalling.

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by col1n In reply to non-system disk or disk e ...

Place a DOS Disk in drive A and run FDISK at the Prompt

If you do not get this far then you have a BIOS problem

2 things to try remove the jumper on the hard drive and set the BIOS to optimised defaults

boot the machine and go into BIOS seeif the drive is recognised

if no drive is recognised then power down replace the jumper on the hard drive making sure the jumper is close to a single pin on its own or near the red power cable

Now reboot and check the bios if this finds the drive then make floppy the master boot in the bios you can do this by deciding the boot order eg.. CD Floppy HD0 etc

When you get to the a prompt then fdisk /mbr
then format a: /s

regards

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