Boot Problems on HP Laptop

By freythman
May 21, 2007
  1. I have an HP Laptop (I know that's the real problem) that doesn't want to boot to anything I throw at it. First the hard drive went out, and I confirmed that by trying it in another laptop. Now, however, it won't boot to the Windows CD. I've checked the boot order in the BIOS, and the CD-Rom is first, followed by the HD. I installed Windows onto a new HD in another PC and then put it in this laptop, and still get "Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready." Any ideas?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    1. please post in the correct forum. This belongs in the mobile computing forum.

    2. I would check your power adapter and also the seating of your hard drive and CD rom.
  3. freythman

    freythman TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 113   +10

    Well, I checked those, but I also check with HP and it's under warranty for two more weeks, so off to HP we go. Thanks.
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