That's a strange statement. For example we know that XP could issue such a warning but you did not reveal the version of windows.
Also what makes you think there is a connected and working hard drive?
Tell more and also why this is all that we need to know.
I have , rather, unusual question. Could someone on purpose take out some part in your desktop tower in order to mess up your PC/ delete memory and files?
I would like to keep the story to the minimum, yet, here is what you all need to know... I have purchased the discs to restore my Gateway PC desktop, yet, once I started re-booting process, I feel like getting no - where - the message I read, after inserting the disc is " no connection" or " no cable find".
Everything is connected as the " last day " when the PC was working "OK".. I am not sure if one can remove something from the tower/mother board ( in order to remove completely all memory and files) to the point that I cannot restore the PC even with "restore discs" designed for my PC/model?
I would appreciate your input,