Vista - non system disk

By woolfie
Nov 30, 2008
  1. Hello Everyone

    I have a friends laptop that has vista on it,it has worked fine for about 8 months but now when you turn it on it comes up with the fault non system or disk error.
    He had problems with the computer last week and phoned up the help line they told him the boot manager was corrupted told him what he had to do over the phone and this made the laptop work untill yesterday.
    I have tried the recovery disk and it wont repair or re-install vista

    Anyone got any ideas on what to try next?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    non system or disk error or disk error

    Confirm that your Recovery CD (or DVD) is in fact a Boot disc
    ie It can start the computer (or any computer really)

    Generally though this message refers to the HardDrive not being found
    Try reseating the Harddrive, or possibly replacing the internal Harddrive (or data cable)

    For any more help
    Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

    If you have a brand name computer (like Dell; HP; or other) please place the Computer name & Model number in your Mobo field of your Profile
  3. woolfie

    woolfie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for that
    Will find out all the spec
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