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    New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    This is an actual MSKB article (812492, I won't even make it clickable) pertaining to both Xp Home & Pro and most other OS's too! Just released. Just in time.

    SYMPTOMS
    When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:

    Non-system disk or disk error Replace and strike any key when ready
    CAUSE
    This issue may occur if you leave a non-system disk in the floppy disk drive.
    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this issue, remove the non-system disk from the floppy disk drive, and then restart your computer.

    DUH. So that's why I was having trouble booting ! <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15> <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    See! Who said the M$KB wasn't helpful? <img src=/S/brainwash.gif border=0 alt=brainwash width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    That ranks right up there with: If you don't have any power or see any lights come on:

    Make sure the AC cord is plugged in to an active outlet! (and the power switch is on)

    There has to be some person making about $80,000 to $90,000 a year that writes these for all of us unskilled in the technical side of computing. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    Yes it does, but you would NOT believe how often this happens. Some of the KB are kinda dumb to some of us, but to others they would never thought of this being a problem. As we more and more need to go to MS sites or the likes of it for help, all bases need to be covered.

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    Unfortunately, Dave, I DO believe how often this happens. What really amazes me is that it DOES happen at all. BASIC logic and reasoning dictates how problems are resolved. The first rule is never overlook the simple or easy things. Always look for the 5 cent solution, then go for the 5 dollar ones. But, I guess, not everyone is aware or cares about that. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    Well let me perfectly honest. There was a time when I was stupid enough about Computers that those simple little things did make a difference for me. They may be a little silly to me now , but they wasn't back then. But then again, I was just a Biker that worked in Construction and a computer was a machine for geeks. Now I am a Biker who owns a Construction Company and a Computer. And I beat people up for using the word computer geek in my presence. Even slapped myself a couple times. <img src=/S/bif.gif border=0 alt=bif width=70 height=28>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    <hr>Non-system disk or disk error Replace and strike any key when ready<hr>

    Where is the 'any' key? <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>

    What is wrong with 'Non-system disk or disk error Replace and strike any one of the keys when ready <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    The problem with either of the above statements, there are keys when hit will NOT allow the computer to proceed.

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    This would have been more amusing 5 or 10 years ago. These days, I'd consider that to be perfectly reasonable advice (although if you're having that problem you'll have difficulty getting to MSKB to see the solution <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>). It wouldn't surprise me in the least if a great many novice (or even not so novice) users these days have no idea that you can boot off of a floppy (and if they don't know that, it's not likely to dawn on them that leaving a floppy in the drive is problematic). What non-system disk?! It wants me to replace my hard drive?! <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    How about "....strike a key when ready"

    That should work (Ooh look - a key with an a on it! <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26> Let's strike it) <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    I still prefer "tap" to "strike" or "hit". The violent option is often tempting, and may even make you feel better. Until you have to fork out for a new keyboard. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    But you know what, we DO receive Help Desk calls about the error "NTLDR is missing"...

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    Re: New MSKB article (WIn XP Home-Pro)

    People will forget about their floppies! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> And I know it takes a special kind of person to cope with the range of calls to help desks for any length of time. I helped set up a help desk when PCs first came out (except we called it End User Support back then). Often the tricky bit is to figure out what the problem is, rather than finding the solution.
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