Invalid system disk Error

by bonnilyn55 - 3/4/10 2:05 PM

Hi All,

I know that a quick google search will give me a bazillion hits on this topic, but I am having one heck of a time trying to find anything that will help..

On of our employees brought in a HP Pavilion with Windows ME and I am getting the error "invalid system disk..." I made a bootdisk from and have tried the much suggested sys C: only to get the "bad command" response. The disk has the file on it and I have ran scan disk.

The CD Rom driving is constantly turning and looking for something, but I'm not sure what.

Any ideas how to get this thing going?