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    Default 1782 disk controller failure

    I was having some problems with my laptop where often times when I started it up it would show "non-system disk........". What I noticed was before this would show up it would flash "1782 disk controller failure". After figuring it out I have ordered a new harddrive for my laptop. What I want to know is is there anyway I can get the files off my old harddrive. I have tried messing with bios and trying to boot from the operating system cd. It says the same thing each time the 1782 message and then the non-system disk message. Sometimes it would fix itself but this time it keeps show ing these messages. I don't understand why I cannot get the computer to boot from the windows xp os cd. If I could then I could do a recovery and temporarily backup all my files. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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    You could try this, found it elsewhere - Remove the CMOS battery from system board and boot once. After booting shutdown your system and insert the battery back, again start your system.Regards
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    Sorry, probably a dumb question, is the cmos battery the laptop battery or something else. Also if it is something on the inside of the laptop. Is there anything else I can try first without actually opening up the laptop.

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    CMOS battery is inside on the system board. As you're not keen to go there yet I'll see what else can be found. Regards
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    Most results indicate faulty HD. You say you have ordered a replacement. You'll have to open it up to change it so try the CMOS battery routine first. Be sure to discharge any static before touching the board. Regards
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