An "Invalid System Disk" Error Message When You Start the Computer

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When you try to start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
Invalid system disk


This issue may occur if your computer is set to start from the CD-ROM drive.


To resolve this issue, set your computer BIOS to start in the following order:
  1. Hard disk
  2. Drive A
  3. CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
For information about how to do so, contact your computer manufacturer, or view the documentation that is included with your computer.


Article ID: 330141 - Last Review: April 29, 2003 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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