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Boot problem with Armada 7800

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April 20, 2005 6:14:39 PM

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I am having a boot problem with an old Armada 7800:



1. I cannot boot from anyplace but the hard drive. After I've booted,
the system recognizes the floppy and/or the CD. But, during the boot
process, only the hard drive is recognized.

2. When I boot, I get the following message: "Non-System disk or disk
error. Replace and strike any key when ready." I just hit the Enter key
and the system then boots normally (from the hard drive).

3. If I try to load the diagnostic partition (i.e., F10 during the boot
process), I get the following message: "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to
restart."



If I could boot from the floppy drive, I could rebuild the diagnostic
partition. But, I can only boot from the hard drive.



Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks,

Paul
April 24, 2005 3:46:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Paul a écrit:
> I am having a boot problem with an old Armada 7800:
>
>
>
> 1. I cannot boot from anyplace but the hard drive. After I've booted,
> the system recognizes the floppy and/or the CD. But, during the boot
> process, only the hard drive is recognized.
>
> 2. When I boot, I get the following message: "Non-System disk or disk
> error. Replace and strike any key when ready." I just hit the Enter key
> and the system then boots normally (from the hard drive).
>
> 3. If I try to load the diagnostic partition (i.e., F10 during the boot
> process), I get the following message: "NTLDR is missing. Press any key to
> restart."
>
>
>
> If I could boot from the floppy drive, I could rebuild the diagnostic
> partition. But, I can only boot from the hard drive.
>
>
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
IIRC, there is a key combination to restore the default boot order, its
something like Alt-shift-F11 or Alt-control-F11

>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
>
!