Hello, I just recently formated my computers hard drive. Now when I try to boot from the windows CD, it says the message: invalid system disk, please remove and press any key. I have restarted it with no disks in it at all, and it still says the same thing. anybody know whats going on? cause I don't have the slightest clue.
p.s. is there a way to boot straight from the restore disk I have?
Acer - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Compaq - F10
Compaq Presario - Press <Alt> <Ctrl> <Esc> at boot when you see the "Compaq" log in big letters
Dell - F1 or Del.
Gateway 2000 - F1
Hewlett Packard - F1
Older Models - In order to get into the configuration of the IBM setup screen (CMOS) screen you need to hold down both mouse buttons during boot-up.
Aptiva - Press F1
Fortiva 5000 - <Cntrl> <Alt> <A> or <Cntrl> <Alt> <S>
NEC - F2
Packard Bell - F1 or F2
Sharp Laptop 9020 - F2
Sony - F3, then F2, or F1
Tandon computers - Hold down the <Esc> key after turning on power
Toshiba Laptops - Toshiba Utility
If you have an older Compaq, my guess is that there is no option to boot from the CD. You'll need a startup floppy with CD support to access the CD drive and re-install. You can visit Bootdisk for boot disks of all flavors.
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