Non-system disk or disk error!
Remove the diskette from the drive.
You just turned on your computer, or you are rebooting it. This horrible, scary message comes on the screen that tells you something like your disk is bad. Do you panic first, or immediately commit suicide? How about neither.
So you can get back to work again. What else?
There is a 99% probability that you have simply left a diskette in your A drive. Once you pop it out, press ENTER. Your computer should reboot normally. If not, turn the power off, count to 15, and turn it back on again.
If you still get the same message, you are having a genuine hardware problem. Contact your support personnel immediately. Otherwise, you have saved yourself the embarrassment of having someone show up, pop out your diskette, hit ENTER, and walk away thinking you're a dummy.
Every precaution has been taken to insure that the procedures presented here will not cause damage to your computer system. However, Mind Over Machines Inc. will not be responsible for any damage caused directly or indirectly by any advice and/or procedures given anywhere on this web site. Likewise, we cannot be responsible for malfunctions caused by defective hardware, or unforeseen problems which arise from use of the standard Microsoft tools. If problems do arise, we may attempt to assist in the diagnosis and eventual remedy, but cannot be held liable or bound to do so.
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