My computer crashed when I suspected a possible virus and began to run a virus detection/correction program (an IE diagnostics program preloaded on my laptop). Within seconds my computer crashed, leaving me with a black screen and the message, "non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready."
Before posting my question, I read through the previous post and did as much as I could to solve my problem. I made a copy of the appropriate Windows 98 SE "Boot Disk" provided at a link site. However, rebooting to this disk I continue to get the same message.
I do have another emergency boot disk I've been given. When I boot to this disk, the computer will boot up to an A prompt ( A:\ ). At this point I typed in: c:\windows\command\scanreg /restore - No Luck!
To make matters worse, I bought this laptop used over Ebay, and as such I have no software what-so-ever. No OS, No recovery disk, nor a restore disk. The only good news it seems, is that I have access to my BIOS if that's of any help.
I'm a teacher, and the entire year's grades were on my laptop. I know I may lose all my grades, but whatever it takes to get my computer up and runnning I'm desperately willing to do. If anyone is able to help, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.