What is this: "Windows - No Disk"?

By r_olivarez ·
I'm running Windows XP Pro on a Pentium class machine and after booting, up pops a dialog box that reads:

"Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c
Cancel, Try Again, Continue"

Pressing any of the buttons does not close the dialog box, it just keeps returning
I've checked the web without much understanding of the few explanations that I found and the remedies do not seem to solve the problem.

Anyone know what it is about and how to get rid of it? I thought that it maybe a virus, because using the back up copy of the files I wanted to keep, I ended up transferring it to a reformatted hard drive with a fresh copy of Windows XP installed. Anti-virus software does not see it as a virus or as a Trojan. I could use help in getting rid of it.

Thanks in advance,
R. Olivarez

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Sounds as if the OS is corrupt

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to What is this: "Windows - ...

You can try a In Place/Upgrade/Repair Install provided you have a M$ Branded install disc not a System Makers Recovery Disc as all Slipstreamed Install Disc's are not a complete copy of Windows and have limited ability to repair the existing OS.

Use Method 2 shown here

this is the important part of the text but you should refer to the complete listing to make sure that you completely understand the process. Also make sure that you have any Important Data & Settings Backed up before proceeding. While it shouldn't damage any existing Data I've worked with Windows often enough to never fully trust what should happen actually happens.

Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD
Note If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
1.Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2.When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
3.The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
4.Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
5.On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
6.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
7.Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310064 ( ) How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, unfortunately, this article did not resolve your problem. For your next steps, you may want to ask someone whom you know for help. Or, you may want to contact Microsoft Support to help you resolve this problem.


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Exception Processing Message c0000013

by MasterTech In reply to What is this: "Windows - ...

This message usually occurs when you have an external device (Floppy DIsk or Card Reader) connected with no media inserted.

If this is the case, you can

A: Change the drive letter designated for the device in WIndows
B: Check with the device manufacturer for a driver update
C: Remove the device.

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