Built a computer and error on second boot

By uteroasis
Dec 6, 2004
  1. I am building a computer using the following:
    IBM/Hitachi 80GB HD
    Sony 1.44MB 3.5 inch floppy
    EPoX motherboard
    PC3200 256MB RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600SE
    AMD Athlon XP 2600+

    And all went well in the installation and the BIOS configuration until I insterted my OS cd. It said "Non-system disk or disk error: Replace and strike any key when ready" I tried booting hard drive diagnostics from floppy and OS from CD, any ideas? Thanks for the help.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    Go into BIOS and set it so that the PC boots first from floppy, secondly from CD and thirdly from HD.
    Reboot without floppy, but with the OS CD in (assuming it is a bootable one).
    Follow the instructions on-screen.
  3. uteroasis

    uteroasis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks it worked.
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