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Old 12-31-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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Just something funny...


As I look at the computer next to my laptop (A Server 2003 box), I note the what it says on the monitor:

Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready


Imagine it's surprise as a take a ball peen hammer out of my desk and strike any key. I mean I hit this thing hard. Freakin' destroyed the keyboard. What is best is what it says next:

Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready


LOL (yes I know how to fix it. I'm just tired of Windows)

Just a bit of humor from my daily job as an IT dude in a Windows world.


Happy New Year,
Whitehat
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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here's another one from the "Windows Stupidity Files":

yesterday i had to repair a friends' XP master boot record that apparently had become corrupted somehow. so we put in the disk, booted, wait 5 minutes or so for it to get to anything remotely interactive, then press R for repair, C for console, and 1 for the windows installation to repair.

then it asks for the administrator password. okay, she forgot the password. so she enters something she thinks might be it, and it says no sorry, that's wrong, try again. after three times, the prompt quits, saying: "sorry, you have tried it 3 times, and that's all we allow. NOW PRESS ENTER TO REBOOT!!!" whereupon we have to reboot the machine, wait another 5 minutes, and start all over again.

is that idiotic, or what? i can see if after 3 tries it just shut down and locked you out totally, but it just makes you reboot and do it all over again. how dumb.

btw, the solution? i went home and got my win2k disk, plugged it in, booted to recovery console, and fixed the MBR. no password required. unbelievable.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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Non-System disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready
..... phew..... a blast from the past
 
Old 12-31-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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/me is still wondering what genuis came up with the error (not exact error but along these lines): "Keyboard Error: Press any key to continue."
 
Old 01-01-2004, 05:57 AM   #5
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That "non-system disk error" is on the floppy disk itself. You can edit it to say other things, and, they will be said. The whole thing is more of a bios affair though, isn't it, we can't really blame windows for the whole thing (windows puts it on the disk when it is formatted under windows I'd guess) ... what does linux put there if I format a floppy disk as ext2 ?
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Pres
That "non-system disk error" is on the floppy disk itself. You can edit it to say other things, and, they will be said. The whole thing is more of a bios affair though, isn't it, we can't really blame windows for the whole thing (windows puts it on the disk when it is formatted under windows I'd guess) ... what does linux put there if I format a floppy disk as ext2 ?
LOL you're not getting the point.....I don't think.

If it would have said "missing operating system" I would have still struck the key with a ball peen hammer

Happy New Year,
Whitehat
 
  


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