Error On My PXI Controller: Invalid System Disk

Updated Jan 25, 2023

Reported In


  • PXI Controller

Operating System

  • Windows
  • PharLap

Issue Details

When booting up my PXI system I get the error: Invalid System Disk, Replace the disk and then press any key. Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.


There are two potential solutions for this problem:

Additional Information

This error can be caused by a variety of reasons:
  • No OS has been installed on your system
  • The boot configuration in your BIOS is incorrect
  • Your HDD has been damaged
To establish if your HDD is in working condition, for most NI controllers, HDD diagnostics can be run as per instructions found in your product manual. Our support engineers can advise you further depending on the product model and the trouble-shooting results.