The error you indicated usually always indicates that whatever boot device it is set in the BIOS to boot from isn't present.
I would suggest accessing the BIOS and seeing if the hard drive is "seen" by the BIOS and also to ensure that the boot order has the hard drive as the first or second boot device (second if you have the CD or DVD set as the First device).
If already set to boot from the hard drive but the hard drive doesn't show as being present open the case and see if the data and power cables are properly connected to both the drives and the motherboard. Quite often the cables can come unattached during shipping.
First post, sadly as I read cnet.com all the time.
Here goes the long, sad story.
My bf ordered a refusbished computer for me from tigerdirect.com. It was meant to be a surprise for me, but has turned into a nightmare.
If anyone is familiar with TD they buy refurbished computers from Joy Systems. Now both of these companies have some bad customer service, with Joy Systems being the absolute worst.
Everytime I start the computer I get a message saying non-disk system or disk error. There was no recovery disc included with the system. There is a product key, and they informed me that there MIGHT be a recovery partition on the computer.
Question: How do I access the said partition to do a reinstall of the Windows 7 that is supposed to be in the computer?
Comp info: HP DC5850 64x2, attempting to run Windows 7.
I would call these companies for support, but TD only sends me to Joy Systems, who I don't even believe have representatives. Everytime I call it immediately says all representatives are busy and then it prompts me to leave a message, after which I am informed that the voicemail box is full.
Hopefully someone can help me with this. Thanks in advanced.