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Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

Q: Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.

A: Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
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You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I get a 'no disk' message from my cd players. Windows recognizes they are there, and I have changed cables, drivers and rebooted from install and uninstall but nothing seems to be getting windows to recognize that there is a disk in the cd player.
I've run out of ideas...

A:false "please insert disk" message

Try this
Left click My computer right click on the cd drive and left click properties, click autoplay and change to suit your needs

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Hi all,

I burned an MP3 disk with Nero about 10 days ago, and lately when I try to burn anything it's giving that message -- insert empty medium. Nothing I seem to do works, restarting, with and without an disk in the drive. Both my drives are doing this, both show in "properties" that the entire space is used on the disk it THINKS is in the drive even when there is no disk in the drive. Anyone know why it's doing this and how to correct it? I reinstalled Nero. Grrr....

Thanks very much!

A:"device not ready -- "insert empty medium" message

I had a similar

I had a similar problem with Nero goosing my writers. THe only way I managed to get it fixed was to system restore to the last point before Nero was installed.

I checked the drives and got a newer version of Nero - No probs for the last 5 Months now.

Hope this helps.

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Hello im unsure where to place this thread. " Disc boot failure, insert system disc and press enter " Is the error i get after i took out an IDE 80GB HDD. The primary boot drive is a OCZ vertex 2 120GB. Somehow my pc will not boot unless the 80GB HDD is in. Im unsure how they are related so could anyone help me out so that i dont need the 80GB HDD to boot up anymore.

A:Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

When you installed the OCZ drive, it sound like you had the 80gb HD connected. So the boot up files got written to the 80 gb HD. Do you have a Win7 install DVD ? If so run startup repair 3 times in a row with the 80gb disconnected.

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

Here's what I found ou... Read more

A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.


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I just built this new computer (everything new) but when I start it up it gives me this message, and I cannot open my disc (probably not recognised?). Please help resolve this.
Btw. no operation system installed or so.

my computer:
CPU: intel i7 920
Motherboard: gigabyte GA-ex58-ud5
Sata-II hdd
+ cd writer is SATA as well

Could it be that I need to update my bios somehow? I highly doubt it's the hardware as it's all new

A:"disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" But CD-drive won't open

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)

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Hello everyone, been lurking for a while, but first time posting because I could use some help. I tried looking through other threads, but nothing seemed to help. I was downloading a game off of Steam, and my family computer just crashed. It apparently restarted itself, and presented that disk boot error message. Tried restarting again using ctrl+alt+del, and same situation occurs. I go into the BIOS screen, and try to use the auto detect to identify the drive, but it is not identified. All of the cables are working correctly, as I plugged a different drive into them and that drive booted fine. Btw, the hard drive is a western digital 5000AAKS.

I'm running an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+, 2412 MHz, 2 gb of ram, Windows Vista Home Basic. Its a Compaq SR5110NX. I'm not overclocking it or anything, just downloading a game, and then this happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Another "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" thread

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Hi there,

Well, the message I get it pronounced above in the title. I know a little bit about computers, but I don't know how to get into DOS, BIOS, etc when I don't have a start menu to do so. I read some other threads and they seemed to have useful information, but I would need further explanation. Also - I hooked my HD into another computer to see if it would work, it did, booted up, everything. Also, when I went into Boot Setup or something - blue screen and the only thing I could do when hooked into my computer - it doesn't show any options for booting - it says select from the list - but how do I do that when there's nothing in the list? Oh please do help me as this computer is my main source for writing.


A:Problem: "Disk Boot Failurs, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

If you're running a HP what it's asking for is your System Restore Disk. Meaning the HP OS that came with your system. Finding Bios in HP are generally simultaneously with Start button on casing F1 or F11. If neither key works then try F2 and or the Delete button. Making sure each key is pushed as you boot up.
Once your in Bios use the arrow keys to scroll up and down your bios - the enter key once on the various listing in menu until you find your boot sequence listings. In general plus and minus are used to change the sequence. CDrom HD and floppy is the correct setting. But with your Restore Disk from HP it might not even require all that.
Pop it is and Boot up and see if it works. Then try the Bios sequence if you can get there, the F10 to save and enter making sure your CD with the OS is in your CDRom when you do.
Let us know as things go...Jazz
Sounds like you've either lost your OS or you've lost your HD.

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My cousin recently made me a computer and he sent it all the way here from the United States. I was eager to try it out and hooked it up to my monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. I did not plug in any additional USB devices.

When I boot up the computer it gives me "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".

I couldn't get past this (I don't have the Windows XP disk), and so I restarted the computer and pressed 'Del' to get into the (I think it's called BIOS menu? Not sure, the blue screen thing), I looked at the boot up priorities and moved Hard Disk to one priority level above Disk boot, however this made no difference.

I am good with the computers but not when it comes to hardware and things like this. So PLEASE if you use a term I may be unfamiliar with please explain what it is. I am very frustrated and disappointed that this does not work.

Thank you very much,


A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Welcome to TSG!!

I'm guessing that, perhaps, a cable has come loose during shipping. Open the computer's case and look around. Usually the hard drive is mounted toward the front of the system. It's a device about 3.5" wide by 5" long and about an inch thick. There should be two cables plugged into the back end, one of which comes from the power supply, the other should be plugged into the motherboard.

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I'm currently running on a m2n32-SLI Deluxe WIFI edition with a 320GB maxtor harddrive. Previously, I had my set up like this: One SATA from maxtor to the mobo, one IDE cable with my cd drive, as master, and my old HD(30 GB w/ my documents) as slave. It was running fine with Vista on the maxtor. However, I wanted to remove the old HD and place a new CD-drive in. I did so, and I received the above error message.

I took out the the new CD-drive and switched back to my old connection, and it worked great.

Then, I had the 320 GB connected, and the old cd-drive to the IDE. I get the error message. I've tried every single possible combination of jumper settings and replaced the IDE cables.

What do I need to do to get this to work, before I throw my computer out the window?

A:"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

Windows has detected the change as an attempt at piracy. You will now have to reinstall Windows in repair mode, then talk to Microsoft over the phone to get it re-established.
This is common with OEM versions of Windows. Windows will detect any change in the hardware, other than memory, as a possible attempt to bypass the Windows Install parameters... it thinks the computer has been changed.
You might want to do a thorough search of the knowlege base.

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Pretty much what happened is that my powersupply got messed up one day and just turned off my computer and I couldn't boot it back up. I ordered a new PSU and I installed it but now when I boot my computer I'm getting "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I've tried putting in the installation disc and using the recovery options but my OS isn't listed/found and if I click load drivers I can clearly see both of my hard drives. I have already checked boot options as well. I was also using GRUB before this all happened as well because I installed ubuntu as a dualboot. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Boot the free PW bootable disc - ( make sure NUM LOCK is on when it asks about screen resolution, then press 1, then Enter)

See what it says.

Free Download Partition Wizard

I assume both HD's are recognized by BIOS?

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Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Hi i have a self built Quad Phenom 9850 XP Home ed PC that wont boot, i will say now i am very much a newbie to this so sorry in advance.

When i turn it on there is a very long wait at the set-up screen (an s-series gigabyte M750SLI-DS4 board ) and when it gets to boot screen it builds the DMI pool, tell me there is a data change and to update new data to DMI! and then goes to boot, only giving me this instead "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

I have not yet managed to get the computer working, the thing that gets to me the most is that less than 12 hours ago i was sat on the computer with it working fine and no errors..

AMD Phenom 9850 2.5GHZ
Gigabyte S-series M750SLI-DS4 board

There is alot to loose on this computer so i am very much hoping this wont be the case, Thank you in advance.


A:Disk Boot Failure. "Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

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System disk needed to access IBM 486 SLC2-V1/387;
66 mhz cpu clock; 640k base memory;7296k extended
memory; 5.25 & 3.5 disk system.

A:"Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter."

Welcome to TSG

Which version of Windows are you using (win95)? Always make sure there is no floppy accidently left in the drive. Did this message just start one day or did it begin after some problem you had?

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New build computer, spec is as follows;

Biostar GF 7050-M2 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 4400 Processor
1 IDE 250GB Maxtor HD
1 IDE 200GB Maxtor HD
1 SATA Samsung 20x Dual Layer DVD-RW

Now I have assembled everything to the best of my knowledge correctly, I can boot the computer to BIOS without any problm whatsoever.

The problem is when I either try to load the motherboard driver disc, or my Windows XP disc I get this message;

"Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter",
I have tried setting my disc drive to first boot device, I have even unplugged my two HDs as well, but to no avail.

My last hope is my USB flash drive, onto which I have copied the software from my motherboard driver disc.

Dores anyone have any suggestions as to how I fix this?, I will be very grateful to anyon that can give me some form of help,


A:"Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter"

Is there an OS already installed on the drive you are trying to boot from?

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My dad sent my daughter a "E Machine" with XP Home. Before he sent it, he transferred all of his personal files. When I hooked it up, the screen said "Boot disk failure. Insert system disk and hit enter". The company sent us a new set of bootable CDs as we thought the problem might be in the CD. Same message. HELP!!!

A:"Boot disk failure, insert system disk and hit enter"??????

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First things first, the boot path is set correctly in BIOS and this is a brand new hard drive.

Bit of background: Had 2 HD's, one had 2000, one had XP (was planning on just using XP but that would freeze up when watching movies or playing games so installed 2000 again) the 2000 HD startup files or something got completely messed up but since I could still use XP and was able to recover all the files from the 2000 HD I decided to just format. Formatted and went to reinstall 2000 and got the "boot disk failure, insert system disk" message. After digging on the net it seemed that the only possibility was that the HD was dead, especially since XP still booted up fine on the same comp, same cable etc (so it would have to be the HD) so I bought a new HD, unplugged the old HD with XP and 2000 and still...."boot disk failure, insert system disk".

Please tell me I didn't just waste $85....

Oh and I have the 2000 install CD in there and hitting enter just brings the message back.

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Hello, i recently posted a reply in another forum about this issue. I wasnt having any luck there so maybe someone could help me. I looked over some of the posts on other forums but my situation is a little different. Here it is. A friend of mine was using my computer one day and it just crashed on him. Now it will boot up and the memory test is fine but when it goes through the drives it reads primary hard disk....none. The floppy drive and cd-rom drives read fine. Then it proceeds and comes up with the message "disk boot failure, insert system disk." What could be the problem here? He does not have a floppy boot disk for the computer. Would a boot disk created by another computer with Windows XP help? Any ideas of how to get back into the computer without losing the hard drive?

A:Need help "Disk boot failure, insert system disk"

have you tried undoing the IDE cable and then re-plugging it back in? I know sometimes ive had the kind of problem when putting together a old machine. I end up just redoing my cables and it will come on. Then again if it dosent work I usally end up putting a diffrent HD in instead. Im kinda new here so i prolly dont have the best advice but it the only thing i can think of.

This might sound stupid, but ive seen it more than enough times. I think its only on older machines, but if you leave a floppy disk in the drive, shut down, and then turn the machine back on with the floppy in. The computer will say something along those lines and not boot into windows. All you have to do is take out the flopply and restart.

Best of Luck to You! :giddy:

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Hey All,

I was downloading a driver from the website, it was going incredibly slow (just another reason I wouldn't get an Acer) and then download stopped half-way through, probably just a connection dropout. Now when I browse to the folder on my USB key where it was originally going to go, it throws up an annoying message saying "Please insert the last disk of the multi-volume set and click OK to continue" - Even though the file has been erased from my USB drive, it still asks for the multi-volume set

Any Ideas?


A:Annyoying Message "Insert Last Disc/Multi-Volume Set"

Hi Rome,

Seems you have autoplay enabled. Not a big deal, but whenever you insert your usb drive it will try and read the contents of the files on it. You can temporarily disable autoplay by opening control panel and typing autoplay in the search box at the top right. Click on the line that says "Stop or start using autoplay for all media devices" The next window that opens will give you an option near the top left to stop autoplay. Clear that check box!

Next insert your usb drive and erase the offending files!!

That's it. Hope I helped

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"Disk boot failure insert system disc" every time i get up

I have done a format c and installed windows xp again. My pc worked just fine a whole day long and i could restart the pc without problems. The next morning i want to boot my pc and i get the message "System boot failure please insert system disk" I couldn't get it fixed so i reinstalled my pc again. I worked with my pc the whole day without any problem i went to bed. The next day i had the same problem as the day before "System boot failure insert system disk". Now my question is how it comes that i cane resart and boot my pc a whole day long and if it is turned off for 8 hours that i get the message "system boot error..." anyone a suggestion?

A:"Disk boot error insert system disc" every time i get up

That could be caused by 1 of several problems.

First (and most likely), it could be a flat bios battery. Does your system loose the date and time too? If so, fit a new bios battery.

Check all your boot options in your bios to see if any of those are the cause.

If you have any spares, try a different data cable.

Scan disk your hard drive as it could be a drive error.

If none of this helps, let me know and i will do my best to help further. Rik

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I added an existing .VHD (XP SP3 guest OS, which I originally created in Virtual PC 2007 running on an XP SP3 host OS) to Hyper-V via the Hyper-V Manager. It worked fine, except, I have no "Insert Integration Services Setup Disk" option in the Action menu, so I have no video, sound, or network drivers in the guest OS. I've already uninstalled the Virtual Machine Additions package from the guest OS (which is Virtual PC's version of Hyper-V Integration Services), rebooted, as well as deleted and reattached the .VHD from Hyper-V Manager several times, to no avail. There is no VMGUEST.ISO file in my Windows 10 System32 folder either, so I can't attach it to the guest OS's virtual DVD drive manually.

I wish I could just have Virtual PC back. Even if I weren't having this particular issue, Hyper-V looks like a downgrade to me, at least with regard to what I use a virtual machine for. Virtual PC's keyboard shortcuts are better, the shutdown options are better, and the methods of attaching disc images are better. Hyper-V does seem to have plenty of powerful features that Virtual PC doesn't have, none of which I care about though. I only use a virtual machine as a sandboxed test bed for potentially malicious software and websites, and once I have the guest OS configured the way I want it, I always revert it back to that clean state when I'm finished. Virtual PC was perfect for this, and I doubt highly that there is any real reason why it can't run on Windows 10. In fact, ... Read more

A:Hyper-V: No "Insert Integration Services Setup Disk" option

Hi MaximRecoil, welcome to the Ten Forums.

All integration components are included in Hyper-V, there is no separate integration setup disk available. The full integration is called Enhanced Mode and it is only available for Windows 8 and later, Windows Server 2012 and later and Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS Linux guest operating systems. The Enhanced Mode adds for instance audio and video support.

For the network issues, Windows XP requires a so called Legacy Network Adapter to be used on guests. Using the legacy adapter Windows XP has fully working network connections. About setting up a Windows XP guest in Hyper-V, see the tutorial (Part Five is about XP / Vista virtual machines): Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Running legacy Windows guests (as your Windows XP guest) in Hyper-V is best done using the Remote Desktop Connection instead of the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection application. Simply allow remote desktop connections in XP guest and use RDC to connect to it to get full audio and video. Remote Desktop tutorial: RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums


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I recently did a whole new build, new hard drive, mobo (GA-P35-DS3L/S3L) and processor. The problem is, I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate and I come up with "Insert system disk and press enter" error when I try to boot from the disk. I checked the BIOS and the mobo had recognized the DVD drive and the hard drive. I tried putting the hard drive under slave and the DVD drive under master, and vice-versa. I am a high school student who generally gets lots of home work, so it would be nice to be able to type out my work. I am also a gamer, and my friend and I are trying to get my computer fixed, and it's really frustrating. I would like to get this fixed as soon as possible


A:"INSERT SYSTEM DISK" error when trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate

If the hardware is so old that you are using IDE drives, are you sure that it even will run Windows 7?

Is the DVD a full, retail version from Microsoft?

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My brother is working on his first machine. I have helped him a lot, but this stumps me. Upon power on, everything works alright until it starts to boot, where it displays "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." I thought that this meant a dead hard drive, the thing is he doesn't have an OS on the drive, he is trying to install xp. I have also gone through the bios at least a dozen times to make sure it is set ONLY to boot from the cd. Does the system disc mean the OS or the motherboard utilities disk? (I don't have the utilities disk, i could find one online) he is also using an asus 18n sli mobo, a board that i have heard is very prone to this problem. Any ideas on solutions? thanks a lot!

A:"boot disk failure, insert system disc..."

go into BIOS and ensure it looks for the CD rom first. Then put your windows installation disc in the cd drive when booting. It is looking for the OS installation disc, not a utilities disc.You will also need all your drivers readily available. If you have SATA you will have to install SATA drivers when windows asks to.

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When I go to open a program I've recently installed, half way through loading I'll get an error message reading:

The drive is not ready for use; its door may be open. Please check drive A: and make sure that a disk is inserted and that the drive door is closed." Cancel, Try Again, and Continue, to which I press continue to.

Then I get "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR1" with Cancel, Try Again, and Continue, to which I press Continue to and another appears but with \Harddisk2\DR2 and so on. After pressing continue to 1 2 3 and 4, the program continues to load fine.

After doing some google searching I see suggestions about renaming the troublesome drive something other than C (apparently this error happens when 2 drives are called C) but there is no drives involved? its just a program, so theres nothing to change, does anyone have any ideas as to why these errors appear? :S

Many Thanks

A:"Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr1" error when starting a program

What program? Are you sure you're on Windows?

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I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).
Please help me..

A:"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

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This error happens every time I try to boot my PC.

First sign of something going wrong was the wireless internet not connecting to any network, after rigorously scanning fr viruses there was a trojan my anti-virus software could not get rid of. Occasionally, my system starts up if I'm lucky, but having this problem I have left my PC off for quite some time, came back to it today and it turned on fine although being very slow. Also, when the computer starts it makes a little beep noise but being on the desktop it kept repeating the noise over and over as if it was stuck in a loop, then after around 5 minutes the blue screen error message came up, after this it just keeps displaying the disc boot failure message.

I have no idea how to fix this as I am no computer boffin, any help would be highly appreciated!

Thanks, Sam.

p.s im using a different computer to the one im trying to fix if this isnt already obvious

A:"Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press Enter"

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Hello everyone,
This is my first time posting here, so I ask that you please bear with me :) I am a freelance computer tech who works on people's PCs in my spare time. I am working on a customer's PC now; they are an older couple who mainly uses the system for little tasks, no major gaming or media or anything (which is funny once you see some of the specs on their system), and though I have some ideas what may be wrong with it, I am unable to pinpoint anything specific, and so I turn to the experts :)

First off, some specs on their system:
It's an HP Media Center PC case, but components have been changed in it from what they've told me. It has an ECS Nettle3 Mobo with an AMD Phenom X4 9500 CPU (running 2.2GHz). The GPU is an ASUS brand nVidia 8500GT. It has 3GB RAM (2x1GB + 2x512MB). The PSU is a LiteOn PS-5301-08HA.

The reason they wanted me to look at it is because they reported that the screen would, seemingly at random, go blank, with a "No Signal" message. The CPU still seemed to be running, but nothing on screen. They said this also occasionally happened as soon as they tried to start up the PC, and would never even see the system post. But again, they said it sounded like the PC was running, but no image. I have the PC at my shop now, and I have been unable to duplicate this issue; I have run Prime95 and MSI Kombuster just to stress test the CPU and GPU, but so far everything seems to be fine. I opened the case and checked connections and ... Read more

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This is a continuation of:

that is now closed (or I would post there).

I had the same problem. " I get a display from "windows Installer" stating "the feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available". Insert the "Update Manager" disk and click OK."

Inserted Corel Draw X3 Disk 1 and completed the installation. That corrected my problem. Previous post said it can also be caused by Corel's Word Perfect Suite.

A:ISUS.msi - Insert the "Update Manager" disk

And thanks DZOO for the solution.

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When I plug my memory stick into the computer, a new drive appears as you would expect it to, but when I try and open this drive, it acts as if its a disk drive without a disk in, meaning I can't attempt a reformat of the memory stick or anything :S

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to make my memory stick usable?

A:"Please Insert Disk"... On a memory stick drive?

Try starting disk management to see if the flash drive is visible and whether or not it is partitioned and formatted. If so, should look like Disk 3 in the attached snapshot ... if not you may need to partition although these drives normally come preformatted.

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I'd gladly search the archives if I only knew what to call this!

Several months ago I requested a feature that prompted W2000 to request that I re-insert the install disk. I did so, but the feature/dll/driver whatever it was (I forget) was not on the disk.

Now, whenever I start my machine it stubbornly requests that I insert the install disk. I installed a cool little startup utility by Mike Lin, but am not sure what to turn off.

Any suggestions for archive searching or whatever is really appreciated. This problem slows-bootup and is unrelenting!



A:"Insert W2000 disk" request on every bootup

Can you give the details for what was done regarding "Several months ago I requested a feature that prompted W2000 to request that I re-insert the install disk."

Was it running SFC? Is so, what happened after you ran it.

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Ahhh! This problem is driving me nuttts!!!
I have two DVD burners in my computer. I seem to be caught in an endless frustrating cycle. Here's what happpens:
So, when both drives are working perfectly, and both have a disk in them, if I eject the tray on one of the drives, and put in another disk, all of a sudden the drive doesn't seem to respond like it should. It gives the "Insert a Disk" message, even though there is a disk in the drive. It won't recognize the disk, can't open autoplay, and can't explore.
This happens to whichever drive I eject and put in another disc. The other drive will work perfectly. EXCEPT if you eject and replace the disc a number of times, then it too will stop working.
This is not caused by hardware failure, as the drives can be restored to perfect working order again by rebooting . After restarting computer they will work perfectly until I eject one of the drives and put in a new disk.
Here's what I've tried:
1. Deleting uppper and lower registry (the lower returns with a value of "AnyDVD" upon inserting a disk)
2. Uninstalling/reinstalling DVD drives.
3. Upgrading firmware on both drives.
4. Updating software of AnyDVD
5. Every Microsoft Fix-It imaginable
Does anybody have any ideas? I've never had to bring my computer into a shop, but I'm thinking about it. That's how desparate I am.
Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:DVD Drives not quite working - "Insert a Disk" error

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I have a card reader for use on a USB Port. I have been using Windows 7 Starter since July 2010. I used the card reader successfully in November 2011. Now all of a sudden I am getting this error: Please insert disk in drive F:" when I try to open the card reader. It is shown in "My computer" as removeable disk. When I check properties it shows the name "USB Card Reader". It also shows "0" space used and "0" space available.

I changed the designature letter from F: to Q, as adviced on some fora on the internet. This did not help. I have tried unstalling of the USB port and did whatever II could think of.

I checked the card reader on a Windows XP machine, and it is fine there. I can read the card reader with the camera.

The USB ports are also working fine. No problem in using pendrive or any other USB device.

I am using an antivirus named "F-Secure". This is provided by my ISP.

Still I want to use a card reader. Is there any remedy?-RDSharma
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A:[SOLVED] "Please insert disk in drive F:" Error

Is the card reader listed in device manager?
If it is try deleting it, reboot and replug in the reader it should reinstall itself.

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I just bought a 32GB SanDisk micro Cruzer. It works fine on my Dell Dimension 8400 (WinXP Pro) desktop, and it loads the U3 Launchpad properly. However, when I try to use it on my Dell Vostro 1710 (WinXP Pro) laptop, all I get is a "Removable Disk (H" on Explorer. It does not load the U3 Launchpad.
If I click on the H: drive in Explorer all I get is the message "Please insert a disk into Drive H:."

Is there something that needs to be changed in the registry to make this work properly?

Thanks for any help,

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Hi I just installed "Black and White on my comp, and when I try to play it this message pops on my window "PLease insert the correct CD and restart again". I have tried the manual where it tells you all the steps to make this go away but it still shows up. I had this problem with another game that I installed "Morrowind", but with that game, I copied all the files in its Crack folder to the actual installation on my comp and it worked. I tried doing this with "Black and White" but that same message showed up again. I really dont know what to do anymore, please help me as soon as possible.
My comp info is Windows XP, Professional, Version 2002, 768 MHz, 384 MB of RAM

A:"PLease insert in the correct CD and restart again" message

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Hey Guys,

my motherboard is an ASUS P8H67-M PRO i built my computer a few days ago and haven't really had any major problems but i noticed today when i turn my computer on there is a little message the top left hand corner of the screen i can really make it all out as it is gone in an instant but what i can make out is
"No Devices"

Does anyone know how to fix this? it doesnt make sense as my drives work fine and they are recognised inside the bios. The only issue i have had is i cam to install linux today and i received an error message saying CD/DVD + USB devices not found and i cant help thinking they are linked.

Thanks in advance

A:"No Devices" message appears before BIOS loads

Did you install the chipset drivers?

Are there any devices in Device Manager with a yellow ? or triangle next to it.

What version of windows are you running.

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While searching in IE 11 a banner appears at bottom of a frozen page saying: {sitename} is not available. There is also a "recover page" button, which will re-load the page successfully. This happens persistently.
Any reliable fixes known?

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Another Windows 8.1 mystery:-

When I eject a USB device the "Can now be safely removed" message is not displayed.

Obviously some update has caused this, but which one?

A:"Can now be safely removed" message no longer appears

May have something to do with the notification are icons being unticked. Try putting a checkmark to it.

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When I installed Windows 7 Pro x64 today, I did a custom install but I didn't format my drive beforehand. After it restarted the first time, it came up to a screen that said this:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing
or corrupt:
< Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file
After several failed attempts my Dad somhow got it to install properly, and it worked fine until I needed to reinstall updates. When it restarted again, the same screen came up. I put in the Windows 7 DVD and restarted, this time it booted without any problems. My boot is setup as "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" first, and "Boot from HDD" second. But when it said "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" I didn't press anything, and it just moved on normally.
I ran the startup repair but it did not find any problems.
So can somone tell me how to fix this?

A:"ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt"appears unless disk is inserted

Is it the problem now?

Quote: Originally Posted by bomberswarm2

My boot is setup as "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" first, and "Boot from HDD" second. But when it said "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" I didn't press anything, and it just moved on normally.
I ran the startup repair but it did not find any problems.
So can somone tell me how to fix this?

It is not anything abnormal. If the Optical Disc Drive is set to be the first boot device, then every startup will try to boot from it. If there is no bootable disc in that ODD, it will not show the "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" notification, and will automatically search for the second boot device, which is the HDD.

Remove the windows disc from the ODD tray, and try startup your computer. Let us know the results. Is it still saying ntoskrnl.exe is missing there?

Also, let us know the source of the windows disc. It may be a corrupted one itself.

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Jayda12 asked a question a while back.... I read with baited breath for the answer..... Still waiting.

I'm new to the SD card world. I'm trying to transfer pix from my phone. My computer has the slot. I put in the tiniest card w/the pix into the adapter and inserted into my SD port of computer. It found new hardware, etc, so I click on the new "SD Disk E:" under "My Computer"
I get the error message, "Please insert a disk into drive E:"

Ugh.... Help!

BTW... "UncleGooey" is because my little niece couldn't say "Uncle Gary."

A:SD drive: Error, "Please insert a disk..."

Meh, only thing I can suggest is has the disk been formatted with FAT/FAT32? Perhaps your phone has formatted the disk with a type of format that windows can't read, but I doubt it. You could try other disks to see if it's a fault with the slot or shell card you are using

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I have a Compaq Presario c700 and every time I cut my computer on I get this message that tells me to enter boot disk. I went onto my other cpu (xp) and downloaded the recovery files onto my usb drive and stuck it in the laptop but it didn't work. Do I have to get the OS? If so I need a free one.
I need help badly my xp doesn't have a cd burner.

A:"Insert Boot Disk" error


Not sure what you have done, but you will not get a free system installation system disk from this forum.

We can help you recover the system you have provided it is not beyond repair.

So exactly what have you done & how did it happen?

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Hey Guys, i have Hp 8gb Pen drive and when i inserted in my pc it it says "Please insert disk into Removable disk"..when i tried to format it, i got the error "there is no disk in the Drive..Please insert drive and try again"..I have very important files in it.. I tried on another pc but still got same error...can any one give me some solution for that...even if my data is not recovered, it will do but i need my pen drive back..Please HELP me..!

A:"Please insert disk" error in pen drive

This can happen if your flash drive tries to use a drive letter which is already assigned to another drive.

1) Insert your removable disk into the USB port.

2) Click Start, right click on Computer, then click on Manage.

3) Now, click Disk Management.

4) Right click on your removable drive partition and select Change Drive Letter and Paths under Disk Management

5)Change the drive letter to something like X: or Z: which is not reserved by some other drive on windows.

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New SSD (running Windows 7) appears as "Disk drive" in device manager, while other drives appear as their product numbers (ST..., WDC...). It's a Crucial BX100 SSD. Can this cause any problems? Is it ok to leave as is? Appears the SSD is already upgraded to the newest firmware.

This is a clone from an HDD, by the way, using Clonezilla.

Another question: do I need to change any Windows 7 options/install any other drives to ensure the system handles to SSD correctly?

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I have a problem the "work online message appears again and again. This message picture is attached with this post. is this any spyware working on my computer or ??? going in my pc. Can someone help me in this regard.

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Dear experts, I got a tough one for you.

My friend has a brand new Dell Latitude laptop with Win 7 on it. It's his business laptop so it's quite secure, i.e. he needs a password just to unlock the hard drive.

At the current job site we have a Cisco Linksys wireless router that looks like this:

His issue is this: the wireless connection signal appears strong, there are no indications that there would be anything wrong...

However, as soon as he wants to go to BBC sports or somesuch website, the yellow exclamation mark symbol appears in the lower right of the screen and the browser fails to connect. Also the text "Limited Access" appears in the wireless connection list.

I also have Win 7 and can connect to the internet at the office just fine. My laptop is from 2012.

I checked the connection properties, he does have an IP allocated automatically without issue and there are no problems with the Wifi adaptor, no driver issues, nothing wrong in Device Manager.

He can use the wireless connection at the hotel just fine, but the one at work, as soon as he tries to connect to any website (even google) he gets the "Limited access" message.

Any thoughts?

My own POV is that either his IT guy secured the h*** out of his laptop or the router from 2011 is too old to work with his brand new laptop.

This is a pretty weird issue, so thanks much for any input.... Read more

A:Wireless connection appears available but when connecting "Limited Access"

It could be that the IT department at your work is restricting which computers can access the Internet through the router. MAC filtering on the router is one way of doing it, but not foolproof.

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Hi, I am trying to fix this computer for my uncle. Every time I try to access the CD rom drive an error messege comes up. I do not know what the problem is. If anyone else has found this problem and fixed, or knows how please let me know.

Error messege: CD rom drive not ready

Sys specs

Win 98

Toshiba CD-Rom Drive model no. xm-6202b, if that helps anything.

I need to fix this problem before the first of April. :hotbounce

A:*URGENT* "CD drive not ready" messege appears when trying to access CD

If the computer correctly detects the CD-ROM drive when booting, its probably not that there is a loose cable connection, but check that anyway.

You probably have a dead CD-ROM drive. They are INCREDIBLY cheap now. Buy another one and replace it.

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For a couple weeks now the text on my laptop appears very, very slowly when I type (it took nearly 10 minutes to type this thread)--regardless of what program or browser I am using at the time. I went in to try and change the Startup settings in msconfig, thinking this might help the situation, and I got an error message that read "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes." Since I AM logged on as the administrator, I thought it possible that I have some type of malware. I ran a scan on Panda per this forum's suggestion and saved a copy on my desktop (not sure if I'm supposed to copy it in the thread now or wait to be asked for it). I also ran hijackthis and have copied the results at the bottom of my thread below...

Does anyone a) know what might be causing the slow text when I type, b) how I can fix the administrator issue, and c) whether or not either one is caused by a malware? The only thing I can think of that I've done differently in the last couple of weeks that might possibly be affecting my system is I've been running on the Beta version of Google Chrome and I downloaded Adobe Digital Editions reader (for eBooks).

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I greatly appreciate it!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:59:18 PM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Int... Read more

A:Text Appears very slowly when typing AND getting "Access Denied" error in msconfig

Hello, jems1304
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your... Read more

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Ok. I will list every detail of the problem and of my trials to solve it so that you could have as clear an idea as possible. Thanks in advance. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR HOURS SO IT WOULD BE GREAAAAAAATLY APPRECIATED if anybody could help me out!

I was trying to install Ubuntu, so need to boot from CD ( i know i can do that directly in windows using wubi, but that's not what I want to do. I am just trying to boot from CD and install Ubuntu on an allocation of memory i had set free for it.). I set the boot sequence to be 1.CD-ROM 2.Hard-disk 3.Removable. However, even under this settings my computer still directly goes to Windows. *:I do notice the CD-drive working at the beginning of the start-up, but then Windows comes out eventually *
So I figured the problem might be the system did try to boot from CD but failed, so it then boots from harddisk and found Windows. Therefore I went into BIOS and set all 3 booting devices to be CD-ROM, then restarted. Now I have this error message : disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

The CD is good, because i tried to boot my laptop from it and it works well.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS but couldn't because the system showed the same message when i tried to boot from the BIOS flash disk.

5. I built this desktop from scratch up, and when I first tried to install an OS to it, I used a CD and it booted well.. which is about 6 months ago. I never tried to boot it from CD since then. I ... Read more

A:cant boot from CD "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

After reading through step 4 above, I don't need to go further.

Some optical drives fail in such a way as to work fine reading a disk in Windows but will not boot from a bootable disk. Replace the optical drive with a known-good one you may have access to and see what happens.

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My disk drive plays CD's with no problems, but when I want to write to a disk, the drive doesn't recognize that there is a blank one in the drive and keeps asking me to insert a disk. I am using Windows XP.
Windows Support's MS-DOS Command "copy drive\*.* nul" gives a response that "The device is not ready".


A:CD-RW problem "Insert a disk"

I never tried using XP's built-in burning capabilities. Microsoft offers a tutorial on the subject here:

No mention of CD burning being supported from Command line prompt in XP.

Chuck W.

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My Sony 2GB Micro Vault flash disk is still given me the same problem no matter what i do,i have tried all suggestions but all failed,It behaves like a floppy drive or a cd-rom on the computer i.e it displays 'Insert disk'. no matter what i do it can't be accessed.People where saying maybe it was because i used the computer to format my flash disk,though it comes with its own disk for formatting it specially,the properties are similar to that of a floppy drive i.e unknown file system, 0 bytes of data used and remained say the fact i am very frustrated.What can i do, anyone ,please help.

A:"insert disk" problem

Did you really try ALL suggestions? Where did you get these suggestions from? Read this:
If you can't fix it after reading that, then you might have a dead drive, those things do just die sometimes.

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Compaq desktop, AMD 3200, DVD drive (D) and Asus CD Rom (E)

I'm sure I've read about this before but for the life of me, I can't find anything now that fits.

My CD-Rom (E) drive appears in "MY Computer" but when I try to use it I get the message to "insert a disk". I've tried data disks, picture disks, and music disks but the drive still thinks it's empty.

I've checked all the connections and reinstalled the drivers.

Anything else I could try to get it going again. I have to use this drive when I copy from another disk.

All suggestions appreciated.

A:Solved: "Please insert a disk" and I did.

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I just finished building a computer and I am having trouble with the startup. After the hardware info is displayed on the screen, I get a message telling me to insert a boot disk because of a disk boot error. Does anyone know what this means????? PLEASE HELP!!!!!

A:"insert boot disk" I never got one!

Hi kokain5, welcome to TSG.

Is there an operating system on the hard drive? Do you have an installation cd for an operating system?

You can download a boot disk here:

You'll save it to your desktop, double click on it, insert a floppy disk and boot with it....then you can install an operating system.

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I need some help with a boot problem. We've recently had a new motherboard installed as well as upgraded processor and a new hard drive. A few weeks ago the computer started freezing both when on the internet and in screensaver mode. Pushing the reset button was the only way to get going, but then it would come up that we had no hard drives installed (not detected - and which we have 2). Then would ask us to install boot disk in drive A. Occasionally when it would freeze in windows, if you opened the cdrom drive and closed the door, it would unfreeze by itself - although this only worked a couple times. Our computer guy who did the work says its an XP problem, and then he says its a virus. Well, I haven't found any virus's and if it's an XP problem, I'll take back win98 - cause this problem is a big pain. I think he's just not capable of fixing the problem. Can anyone help? Any ideas at all?

Since most messages I've read suggested a "hijack this" log, I'm attaching that as well - don't know if it'll help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:34:51 PM, on 12/18/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:"Insert Boot Disk" ????

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New to this forum so this may have been addressed ions ago. Running XP SP2 and with a CD-R and a USB DVD-RW.
I can burn a DVD but cannot burn a CD on neither the DVD/CD roms! It will not recognise any blank CD I insert.

I have both NERO and Easy Creator 7.0 Neither one will allow a burn.

Any ideas besides uninstall software and reinstall? TIA

A:"Insert blank disk"

I can't believe no one can find a solution to this problem. Even with "flash" upgrade using the latest firmware, problem still exist. Lite-On DVD recorder USB

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When I go to insert a picture in a certain program the "picture services" window pops up. I go to choose the "icon size" for my photos and it will not remember the selection, "medium icons" for the size of my photos in the selection window. It always reverts back to "large icons". I can only see 2 pictures at a time with "large icons" instead of 8 with "medium icons". No matter which option I choose to view my pictures it always reverts back to "large icons". Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:clicking "insert picture" it always defaults back to "large icons"

"A certain program " is not much help, be more explicit.

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In Word, I have lost the "Symbols" line in the "Insert" menu. How can I get it back? Any help will be most welcome!

A:"Symbols" lost in "Insert" menu - Word

Rightclick the menu bar & choose "Customize" (sic) from the pop-up.

With the "Commands" tab uppermost, click on "Insert" under "Categories".

Scroll down the "Commands" list till you see it, then drag it to your "Insert" menu.


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After last night i have re-turn on my computer about five minutes ago............ i see on "My Computer" i have a new "strange" system drive named F: (C and D it's my HD... E it's dvd burner) whit label "SYSTEM" and i have tryed to access and result inaccessible.
The size it's about 100MB and 47,2 it's be filled but i can see what's inside and i don't have idea what's is that............. i thinks it's possible there's sometighs like a "hidden" partition but i don't even idea because now it's appears on "My Computer".
Yesterday and last night (before i go to sleep and turn off this same pc) there's no listed here................
If it's necessary i can post some pics.... or info about it... apparently there's a FAT32 partition.........

I can add this info about this:
i have opened the diskmgmt.msc and here i can't see nothings about this newest drive F:.... look at here:
And here the the disk manager.. no F: appears:

A:Strange "SYSTEM" drive has been appears on "My Computer". What's it's?


what is F System directory that suddenly appears in Windows 10

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,

A:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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I'm trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit but i can't get the installer to load.
I have access to a Xubuntu install and a OS X install.
The original hard drive Windows 7 was installed on stopped working completely. So, I've bought a brand new one.
I followed the steps I did the first time I installed Windows 7 - converting the iso to and img with OS X's hdiutil and the dd command to burn it to a USB.
This time I would just get a "please insert proper boot media" error.
I went to my Xubuntu computer (it's used like a chromebook - i'm not a big linux guy) and tried WinUSB.
These USB keys lead to a screen that had a flashing underscore a few spaces from the top of the screen.
It dawned on me that the first thing I did when I installed windows the first time was update the bios. So I tried flashing a few different BIOS versions, but none of them made a difference>
I really need help - I can't think of anything else to try
Thank you very much!
Cannot boot into Win7 installer. OS X made USB keys show "insert proper boot media" - Ubuntu made keys show "flashing underscore" - Tried 3 different BIOS versions. Win7 -has- worked here before...
*Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1155
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3
Corsair 750W*

A:Cannot boot into Win7 installer. "insert proper boot media" and "flashing underscore"

From where did you buy Windows 7 Ultimate? Did you not get a set of two DVDs with your purchase?

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message


Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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I've been having this problem for a few days now. Every time I start up I get this error message Windows - no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9. Also when I open up task manager the window looks funny i.e. all the tabs disappear and I cannot close it. This thing seems to be slowing down my system.

Please advise. Thanks!


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" error message [moved from XP; further malware help may be

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Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.


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Been receiving the following error all the time. I am using Windows XP Home SP3. "Windows - No Disk 'Exception Processing Message c0000013Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c'"

I have viewed multiple forum histories and there seem to as many "fixes" as google ads.

I trust this group most. Any ideas how to get rid of this problem?

Thank you!

A:Windows - No Disk "Exception processing message c0000013"

Try this:

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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?

A:windows error message says " your hard disk is at risk"

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I'm a computer lab assistant at Missouri State, and I always work on one of the two computers behind the desk. Both of the lab assistant computers have the same problem, but none of the others in the lab do.

I am on a computer running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with SP3 installed. I only get the "no disk" Error Processing message when I start Firefox. Any suggestions?

(note: I have also attached a copy of this error message, if it will help)

A:"no disk" Error Processing Message upon starting Firefox

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I know this question has been asked before as I've read about it all over the Internet. In order to get rid of the 'Low Disk Space' message it says to go to the registry and locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, type a new value, etc. The only problem is I don't have an Explorer key. It ends at Policies.

I've tried everything. I've tried creating the key myself, and I've tried inserting the value into the policies folder. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help?
Thank you

A:Solved: Can't get rid of "Low Disk Space" message on my recovery drive

I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?

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I have Both Window XP (C:/) and Vista Premium (E:/) on my system.

Sometimes when I run vista i get a message say something like this: "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues" After a reboot the chkdsk utily runs before it opens vista and fixes any issues, but i get the same problem a few days later.

Any Ideas?

A:constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"

I'd be testing both the RAM and the hard drive. Vista is really good at stressing out a system and may show issues when XP was fine, as was the case with XP versus 98.

To test the memory I'd use:

Then find out what brand of hard drive you have, probably will show you in Device Manager, and use the manufacturer's diagnostics to test it.

Another cause could be the drivers for the motherboard. Have you installed any chipset drivers? What motherboard do you have?

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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Help! I keep getting the message "Disk is full. TV can't play because the hard disk you chose in Settings is full. Clear space on this drive or choose another drive." The problem is I have lots & lots of free space left on my drive( like 120GBs) I use a HP Media center pc, & have contacted their support several times, it always boils down to " do a non-destructive recovery" & then "do a destructive recovery" These both work for a little while & then it all starts over again. I haven't been able to identify any new software, etc. that might be causing the problem. Any ideas out there??

A:xp media center "disk is full" message

Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

Quote: Originally Posted by LaurenTrumpe

Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

You would do well to follow the instructions for it sounds like you have a HD on the verge of failing.

Probably just co-incidental that you just did a clean install.

After you back up run a chkdsk to check the HD status.


Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

B- Elevated Command Prompt:

Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and... Read more

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This message comes up on starting Windows XP and has to be clicked on 8 times to go away.

Using HijackThis 1.99 I did a scan and received this report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:42:27 AM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Brad\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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Hi, I'm having some trouble in the GIMP, especially when opening or saving files. Going to the C: drive goes fine, but when I go to a following directory, I get the "No Disk" error message, telling me to insert a disk into "the" drive. Whichever that may be.

If that were all, it wouldn't have been a great deal. But whichever button I press in the error message, it just pops up again. And again, and again, and again... This is seriously bad for one's nerves. Of course, I tried to click very rapidly, and eventually it does stop, if you're lucky enough not to click once too many. Because chances are you click on the save or load dialog, then the message pops up, and you can start all over again! I tell you, it's only a matter of time before I have a mental breakdown.

I was actually uncertain as of in which forum to post, as I suspect this could be a Windows problem as well. You see, whenever I stick a USB stick into my computer, the drive letter assigned to it isn't the next one unused. Instead, it skips one. So perhaps my computer thinks there's one more drive - one without a disk in it - while there really isn't. That's just an idea though.

I'm using Windows XP SP2, GIMP 2.2.10 and GTK 2.8.9. Both are the latest version, and there is no mention of a "No Disk" message in GIMP's Bugzilla.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!

A:Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP


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I keep getting the "Windows - No disk" message when running Spybot or Adaware. I went to HijackThis and did a system scan and got a log file but I need someone knowledgeable to look at it and tell me what to check and fix after I run a "system scan only". I ran Spybot in Safe Mode and didn't get the pop-up. Any help will be much appreciated. Here is the logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:53:26 AM, on 3/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
H:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
H:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.exe
H:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.BIN
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\Documents and Settings\Charles Eldredge\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

why did you do the same post twice but in different sections o_O???? This isn't going to get your problem resolved any faster......

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I get this error message whenever I try to run iTunes or load a music CD. I cannot get it to disappear, and end up having to reboot. I have run A-Spyware & A-V software, and have cleaned my register.

I saw a solution to this in forum threads, which referred to using "Hijack This". But the solution required someone else to look at my log file, and then suggest specific actions.

Can anyone help me through this please?

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message "Windows - No Disk"

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit to HP dc7800 Ultra slim desktop PC from USB flash drive (since PC hasn't got CD/DVD drive). At the partition selection step I get message "Windows cannot copy files to this disk".
I've already googled a lot and read this forum topics, but still can't overcome this issue.

I've tried the following:
format HDD and create partition table with DISKPART via win7 disk command promt,
format HDD and create partition table with GParted (creating to primary patition: ~50 GB NTFS '"WIN7" and ~100 GB NTFS "DATA",
wipe all data from HDD writing random data,
create bootable USB flash with different tools (Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, Novicorp WinToFlash),
memtest86+ both operating memory modules (2 x 2GB) for 6 passes,
leave only one module connected to motherboard (with each),
reset CMOS setting in 3 ways (via BIOS, removing power cable and CMOS battery, pushing CLR_CMOS button on motherboard),
set HDD as the first boot device
but nothing helped.

I've searched in BIOS for different HDD emulation modes (AHCI, IDE), but the only present setting present:
Storage -> Device Configuration -> Hard Disk (SATA0):
Emulation type: Hard Disk, None,
Multisector Transfers: 8, 16, Disabled,
Translation Mode: Off, Automatic, Bit Shift, LBA Assisted, User.

What can I do? Your help is appreciated.

Tried removing USB flash key and refresh the partition list in partition selection menu. Didn't help.
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A:Yet another "Windows cannot copy files to this disk" message

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I recently burned a couple of CDS (filled with videos and mp3s) and MADE SURE that they worked properly and were burned correctly BEFORE I deleted the videos and mp3s from my computer. Well, I burned about 5 cds. I was checking over some of the CDs and 2 of the burned CDs dont want to work. I get the following error:

"Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"
Why am I gettin this? Im POSITIVE that the disk was burned correctly but now all of a sudden Im gettin this error. I got Windows XP SP2, Gateway Computer.

A:Error Message: "Windows Cannot Read From This Disk."

Are they in perfect condition?

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First of all, i just want to let everyone know that i am not very good with computers so, please bare with me.

Here is my problem, my wife was trying to download pics from her memory card of her camera (sd card) to my computer so that she could burn the pics to a cd. My computer (Gateway GT5016H) has a slot to insert the memory card into the tower of the computer. She inserted the card, retrieved the pics and proceeded to burn them to a cd. When she was done, she shut down the computer.
Now evertime i start the compuer i get an error message pop up "windows-no disk" "there is no disk in drive. Please insert disk into drive." I also must click cancel multiple time to get rid of the error message. Gateway tech's could not help resolve the problem and told me to contact the manufacture of the sd card because they believe there is a compatability issue. I have windows XP if you need to know.

Can anyone help me.

A:Solved: Error message "windows-no disk" Please help me!

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After formatting I keep getting error message "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key"

I use this drive for an old PC that was running Xubuntu but now want to reinstall Win 7 after I went complete Linux on my main machine. I know it works. Every article online says the drive is either dead, infected, or whatever. I'm also booting from a flash drive, another thing I read is it's trying to boot from CD instead of USB and change boot order to fix, obviously that's what I'm already doing.

It's formatted fat32 with MBR. Any ideas what to do?

Thank you.

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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For whatever reason I have been getting the message "Windows - No Disk" when I log on to my user name. This is really annoying and would like to stop it. If anyone has any suggestion's for solving this problem it would be greatly appreciated!
I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:43 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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My computer persistantly displays this error message saying "Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive." When I look at the My Computer screen It shows my floppy drive, my C drive, the unknown Removable Disk Drive (D:), CD drives E and F, my other internal drive (G:), my external (H:), the second partition on my internal drive (I:), a DVD drive (J:), and then finally the second unknown Removable Disk Drive (K:). I have no idea what these Removable disk drives are or how they got here but I think they are causing the problem. Windows thinks there is a disk mounted but there isnt. If it helps the applications I was using at the time of when the incident first began was Azureus, my DVD drive, Divx Player, iTunes, and maybe some more random stuff. This error message pops up whenever I open multiple programs such as iTunes and Azureus. I could REALLY use some help with this as it is starting to become very annoying!

A:Keep getting error message saying "There is no disk in the drive"

right click on my computer then manage. click on disk management and see what it specifies K:\ as. you can right click and goto properties to get a list of drives attached and maybe it'll give you more specs on this removable drive.

is is possible you installed some software from a removable disk (like a usb key) and the software you are running is looking for the source media? it's possible this new drive has nothing to do with the windows error

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My problem was answered for someone previously and consists of an annoying pop-up every time I load Windows XP. I have cleaned the registry using a commercial program but this message is still there. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?. The problem does not occur when I boot to Safe Mode. I have downloaded HiJack This and here is my log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:00 PM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakMASTER\TMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Windows Startup "No Disk" Message

I don't see the "usual suspects" there, but I would suspect IPOD or Itunes, or perhaps "disk keeper"

Anyway, try doing a "clean boot" to see if it happens:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.

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This problem is making me crazy:

I am trying to copy some files to a CD Disk, so that I can open them on a different computer. I have put a disk in the drive, highlighted the file, clicked on "send to", and I get the message: "Please insert a disk into Drive E (or F, whichever I happen to try it with)".

The drives won't recognize that there is a blank CD. If I put in an audio CD or a DVD, it recognizes it, and plays it fine. It's just the blank ones that are giving me a problem. I have tried several different brands of CD . . . same result . . . "Please insert a disk into drive".

Does ANYONE have a remedy for this problem, or a suggestion? Any help will be appreciated.

FYI : My computer is a Dell 8300, running Windows XP. My drives are an NEC CD-RW and a Samsung DVD-ROM.

A:Can't Copy to CD . . "No Disk In Drive" Message

Stupid question.
Are you putting the blank CD in the NEC device?

Open "my computer".
RIGHT click the NEC drive
Left click "properties"
Left click the "recording" tab.
Is the box "enable recording on this drive" checked?

When did the problem begin?
Can you associate the onset of the problem to the addition or removal of hardware or software, to include an update to Windows or your antivirus program? Have you run a registry cleaner recently? I am NOT suggesting that you run a reg cleaner.

Have you EVER been able to burn files on this computer, using this NEC drive.

Basically, to be successful, you need the correct combination of burner / device, optical disk, software.
Are you using CD - R disks? Which brand & model?

Which optical disk are you using?

Which disk burning software is on your computer? Which disk burning software has EVER been installed on your computer?

How to troubleshoot CD playing problems.
I realize that your problem is burning, but many of the concepts are the same.


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I'm having problems with starting my pc.

Every time I try to boot it I keep getting the error "wuauctl.exe - No disk" that states:
"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr3"

And when I try to close the error message the computer reboots itself.

Any ideas?

A:"No Disk" Message on Windows XP [can't boot]

Does Windows start at all? Or is the message during the startup process and you can't get any further?

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

Hard drive error.,more than likely. Go to hdds makers website,
download the diagnostic utility and run it.

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