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"Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive."

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Client's computer boots normally. But whenever you attempt to run a program, or sometimes when no program is running, the following message appears:

                  Windows - No disk
     
                   X     There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive.

                    CANCEL                   TRY AGAIN                         CONTINUE


Whatever button you click on, the message reappears. While it is displayed, no program will run. I got about 25% through a Spybot scan by continuously clicking on "CONTINUE" about 100 times!!
What disk? What drive? What is going on?    

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by:phototropic
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p.s.
It does exactly the same thing in safe mode.
OS is XP Home sp1
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Thanks Andre,
I will try that when I get to work tomorrow.
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by:Mohammed Hamada
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Have you tried running chkdsk ? I have seen this message lots of time on dos the old days...!

Possibly a damaged HDD..  It does boot normally but when you try to fix the bad sector it then won't work at all, so before attempting to do the chkdsk, backup all the data on this machine..

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by:derboxen
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did you happen to remove harddrives or flashdrives.. any drive that might have files on it programs could be looking for.. if not.. id try popping the windows cd into the installation cd-drive and see if it can find the files it wants there.. also check to see if you have any hardware thats missing drivers or anything of that nature..
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Thanks Andre!!!
Turns out the client had a multiple card reader installed, with drives labelled C, D, E, and F. The boot drive was called I!! As soon as I renamed the C drive to J, the problem went away.

Thanks again. You have saved me some time!
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Glad I could help!!!
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