Having problems with your Compaq Presario 1255 Notebook ?

Invalid systme disk. Replace the disk and press any key

\015 My laptop had windows 98 on it. I tried installing windows XP. Everything was going fine.... at some point I had to delete windows 98 to finish installing the XP. After 98 was removed from the laptop I had an error message and the laptop shut down. Now I have nothing. When I turn on the computer I can hear it running and this message appears: Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key--- There is not a disk in it and when I have tried to install windows 98 or put any disk in it has the same message.\015

Answers :

Its domnickr,
its so we can not install xp in model 1255 it will spoils your hard disk all you can install win98 ED 2 only..... so its wise not to try it and reinstall using win 98 install disk. if format is not possible do format using Fdisk command.
step 1 :enter dos floppy
restart ur lap enter from insulation option.
chance boot perority to floppy disk ie Shift +.
restart lap
enter fdisk in commant
format using instruction for any help mail at [email protected]
You only got a portion of the system installed. You'll need to reformat the disk, boot from Windows 98 and reinstall the 98 software. I've seen alot of old computers that have 98 or ME, but when you try to upgrade the system croocks. This is because the XP drivers don't fit the equipment. Just like today when you try to upgrade older XP machine to VISTA and it won't happen we had the same problem back in the late 90's.
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\015\012Good Luck
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