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Has anyone gotten a MS replacement disk?

Q: Has anyone gotten a MS replacement disk?

I have a friend in the business of recycle/disposal of computers, monitors etc. He showed me a pile of laptops that they have, each with the hard drive scrubbed and no MS CD to restore the software. These are pre-XP laptops, probably 4-6 years old.

He offered one to me but with no software restore CD. Has anyone ever been successful in obtaining a legitimate restore CD for such a laptop?

A: Has anyone gotten a MS replacement disk?

What is wrong with going out and buying a retail version of an Operating System. If you don't want to pay for Windows, download a version of Linux and run that.

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Is it possible to buy a replacement install disk for WinXP Pro from Microsoft? I've tried to do repair installs in the past and had error reading my install disk tho I've tried to take very good care of it.
 

A:Getting a replacement XP install disk

I'm pretty sure they will give you a replacement but I believe there's a small handling fee under $10.00 if I'm not mistaken.
 

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Hi I recently had a hd failure on my ibm thinkpad and had to replace the hd but dont have my original xp disk so i put my old win2k pro on it. Now im putting a gb of ram in it and want to reinstall xp. The laptop came w/ winxp installed and i have the cert. of authenticity sticker and my key code attached to back of comp. Can I contact microsoft and get a replacement disk? Thanks for any input.

A:[SOLVED] xp disk replacement

Hi aoneeyedcobra, Welcome to TSF!

Certainly you can telephone Microsoft?; explaining the situation fully to them, and I am quite sure that they will be able to help you.

There might be a small charge for a replacement disc.

Kind Regards,

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We need to recover the hard disk as an ex-employee has deleted some files within the OS.
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A:A100 Hard Disk Replacement

Hi,

you find the HDD when you turn the A100 at the right side! You have to remove only one screw and take the small HDD flap away! Then you can pull out the HDD!


Bye Hans

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I have seen other posts on this but no definitive answer.
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I have changed HDDs on other Toshibas with absolutetly no problem - anyone any ideas?

A:Hard disk replacement A100

Hi

The HDD replacement on this notebook is not simply procedure. I am not 100 % sure but the whole Palm rest/Touch pad must be removed at first. HDD cover is fixed with one screw but you will see him just if the Palm rest is removed.

When this screw is removed Hold the HDD tab and pull out the HDD assembly. Next step is to detach the HDD bracket from the HDD.
The unit is pretty new and before you do anything checks if the warranty is still valid.

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A:"Norton Disk Doctor" REPLACEMENT?

Gparted The best and easiest (re)formatting tool I have seen. It changes from NFTS to FAT32 and vice versa no problemo!! Dump partition magic

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Well I have found replacements for all the apps in the Norton System Works Suite that work better than those in NSW. But need a recommendation for a replacement for Norton disk Doctor. ANy ideas - Easy Recovery, Disk Editor, Recovery4All or any other app you can suggest. These are not exact replacements but what I would like is an app that can repair damaged or corrupted files or sectors on a disk.
 

A:Replacement for Norton Disk Doctor??

At the risk of pointing out the obvious... There is always the native Windows ScanDisk.
 

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Hello

I am after some guidance on which replacement disk to purchase for this Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop, model PSA15E-03U7V-EN. It still has the original 30GB disk in it but it's been showing errors when checking the disk with the Windows XP tool (it's still useable though). I've made a complete backup to an external drive.

Thanks in advance
Themos Tsikas

HWinfo32 output follows:


General Information
Drive Controller: E-IDE (ATA-5)
Drive Channel: Primary, Master
Drive Model: TOSHIBA MK3021GAS
Drive Revision: GA124A
Drive Serial Number: 73J94628T
Drive Capacity: 28,615 MBytes (30 GB)

Drive Geometry
Number of Cylinders: 16383
Number of Heads: 16
Sectors Per Track: 63
Bytes Per Sector: Unknown
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A:Disk replacement on Satellite Pro A10 (30GB)

In my opinion you can use every HDD up to 100GB. Important is HDD interface and, as far as I know, HDD in this old Satellite notebook has IDE (ATA-5) connector.

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How to replace hard disk in Toshiba NB100

Can anyone help me ?

TY

Sergio

Message was edited by: faggiano

A:NB100 - Hard disk replacement

I believe the HDD is under the top cover which is hard to get to.

You should get a Service Center to do it for you, so nothing gets damaged and your warranty stays valid.

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Hi,

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Cheers

A:Upgrade disk install on a replacement HDD

You should be able to clean install on the spare hdd using the upgrade disk and this method.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Then use the product key that came with the upgrade disk.

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Do you have a COA sticker on the machine as shown below with a readable Product Key on it?

If so what is the licensed version printed on it?

If Win7 did not come with the machine, what version did you buy?

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A:Replacement of Imminent Failing Hard disk

Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook.  1Tb Notebook Hard Drive. The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 77 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery Media to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive - this procedure is detailed in the following HP document. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 If you don't have your Recovery Media, see if you can order a replacement set using the link below. Order HP Recovery Media.  If you have any problem with this link, try ordering this directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K

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Hello to all fellow Lenovo owners. Recently, my G570 Hard drive crashed. I  removed it and will purchase anew one but desperately need detailed, specific instructions about formatting, partitioning and installing Windows 7and whatever else is necessary to get up and running. I'm not a techie, but am handy and wiling/able to learn.Thanks in advance for any help. dcnyr












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A:g570 hard disk drive replacement

hi dcnyr,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Were you able to Create a Recovery Disc from the old HDD when it was still working? or you have an RCD when you first got the unit?
 Because if you have, you don't have to worry about any partition or procedure just pop the First RCD and just follow the Prompt,
 
but If you were not able to create set of Recovery CD then,
 
First you can contact Lenovo To Purchase a recovery CD
 
and another option is this:
"There's a big possibility that you're able to activate Windows 7 64bit using that COA,
 
Try to:
1. Create a recovery disc (just in case something goes wrong, you can revert back the preloaded OS)
2. Download and install Belarc Advisor to extract the Windows 7 product key on the BIOS.
3. Download a Windows 7 ISO and burn it using imgburn. Check here how
4. Install Windows 7 using this guide (use the key that you obtained from Step 2 if necessary)."
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!




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A:Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop hard drive will work and they do make 1 and 2 TB models so those are fine. It can be SATA III but will only work at a lower SATA speed on your laptop. Post back if you need any more help. 

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Hi all,

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Joe User
 

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Anyone know either where to get one or is there an available equivalent ...e.g. WD

Many thanks
 

A:Looking for replacement disk drive (internal SATA)

Here's three, two are WD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 600030585 600003341&IsNodeId=1&name=5400 RPM
 

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Hi fellas, this is my first post here and I hope one of you can sort me out.

I've basically just replaced the HDD in my Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop. that was the easy part. Now I have to get Windows working again, without a backup CD or USB and using an OEM product key.

I've done some research and as far as I can tell its not possible for me to use someone else's computer to create one of these, and I have no access to someone elses copy of win so I'm thinking of downloading windows 7 as a free trial of some sorts or a digital river copy thats still available for download, use this as a temporary OS until the Boot disks arrive from Dell (ordered yesterday and will take up to 30 days to arrive).

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Many thanks and much appreciated!

A:Trying to install Win7 on replacement HDD with OEM product key and no boot disk/usb!

Hi and welcome to TSF could you not have cloned the old drive.
Digital River links are as far as I 'am aware all down.
You could use Ubuntu or one of the many other linux distros as a temporary step.
The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac

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A:Solved: Averatec 3250 - Hard Disk Replacement

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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {885A901D-B8AC-437A-9497-77D160681927}(2)
Is Admin: No
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_ldr.110114-1504
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
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A:Invalid Product Key, when activating after a hard disk replacement

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2)how can create each of them?
3)where is usefull each of them?
4) can i create these disks to usb?
also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1 (my preinstalled os was win 7).i have created a windows image backup.the backup is anything from that?
5) for automatic repair which disk i will create?
sorry for my bad english

A:system repair disk-installation disk-recovery disk

Originally Posted by vasilis


also i have not any installation disk of win 8.1



How to download and create a bootable Windows 8.1 installation media. -> link

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A:how to move data from disk D to disk E and from disk E to disk D

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The easiest way is probably "drag and drop". Open each disk in a separate window and drag the data from one disk to the other.

4 Ways to Transfer Data Between Two Hard Drives - wikiHow

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Hi there,

I bought a used laptop. I checked it carefully and sure that there was 300Gb Dik C and 500Gb Disk D.

But after a day, Disk D suddenly went missing. I checked the Disk Management and use other partition software but Disk D (w 500Gb) cannot be found.

I tried partition recovery and perhaps i might recover the 500gb in Disk C but no success.

I checked the files in Disk C and noticed a certain file with "ss" as a name and icon like a disk. "ss" format as I check is in Disk Image File.
And to my surprise, the files originally in Disk D is here in "ss"

After several tries, I figured out that in order to unhide Disk D, I have to open "ss" inside Disk C. Everytime I shut down my laptop and opened it, Disk D is missing. Then I have to click the file "ss" again in Disk C to unhide Disk D.

Though annoying, somehow it solves the problem.

However I realized that my Disk D w/c have 500gb would only saved the files in Disk C "ss" file. Meaning if I only have 50Gb files in Disk D, only that 50 Gb will be saved in "ss" file.

Has anyone encountered this problem? There are no other problems in my laptop except that Disk D file is missing. Can someone help what to do to make Disk D appear as it is? My friend told me to just reformat my laptop but it might ruin my disks. I'm currently using Windows 8.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Disk D Missing/ Disk D Saved File is in Disk C

I agree with your friend. Do a clean reinstall of Windows and get a fresh start with that laptop.
Using a laptop that still contains all the debris and issues from its previous owner is not what you want to do.

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of that laptop?

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Need help guys.

I have tried putting in my windows disk but it still comes back

I have been told to post a log generated by hijack this so here it is
 

A:Windows - No Disk There is no disk in drive please insert a disk

grevious, to better help you, can you let us know when the error message started to occur and what the exact error message is?
 

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
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I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,

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A:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

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Hi, I've recently tried to install a new HDD (WD Black 1 TB) and a new vid card ATI Radeon HD 3850. When I try to boot and install XP I'm getting the msg Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Before I was getting "PXE-E53: No Boot Filename Received." However I went into BIOS and disabled the OnChip LAN Controller and I'm now getting "Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."

When I check in BIOS it seems the HD and my CD Rom are both being detected (They both come up). My initial feeling is that my CDRom is failing, but could it also be that I've gotten a dead HD? If anyone can help me with the Disk Boot Failure problem I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter

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Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

A:[SOLVED] Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

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Originally Posted by Greerere


Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?




the big possiblity is ur hardisk is in trouble.
please use disk utility to check it like deleted reference to illegal software.

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Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Kyle

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

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!

CK_WD

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Recently, after unplugging my system from its power source (removing power cable from the power supply) and then later reconnecting the power source, the machine will not boot unless a Vista system disc is in the drive upon boot, mind you, not booting from the disc, just having it in the tray and booting to the OS harddrive. If the disc is not present at startup the machine displays the following error message:

DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.

If I insert the disc after this is displayed, the machine hangs and does nothing. If I restart my system after inserting the disc, the machine boots as normal.

Attempted fixes:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd, /fixboot

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A:Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press Enter to Continue

bootrec /FixMbr

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I have a customer's computer here that has two hard disks, a 10GB and a 40GB. The 10GB is the boot drive and has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager (part of Seagate Disk Wizard, both drives are Seagate drives), the 40GB is regular NTFS. The machine originally ran WinME but has been upgraded to XP. The problem is that Disk Manager comes up with an error on startup saying it can't find the operating system. I can't get into the 10GB drive to find out what's happened, it doesn't show up as a readable partition when I boot off a floppy or plug the drive into another machine. Partition Magic 8 reads it as a "Disk Manager" partition. When I boot off the XP setup CD it doesn't see any partitions on the drive. The most I've been able to do is run EasyRecovery over the drive using the RAW partition type (i.e. it doesn't find any files as FAT32 or NTFS), which allows me to extract all the files, but without the filenames or directories. Spinrite seemed to find a bad sector when I did a level 2 recovery, Seatools found no errors on the drive.

Does anyone know how you can copy files off a drive that has been set up with Ontrack Disk Manager? I installed ODM on a workshop computer but it doesn't seem to have any feature that lets me convert the drive to a regular partition format, or extract files from it.
 

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Hi,

Has anyone tried to resize a partition of a SATA disk with Acronis using an USB enclosure? I forgot that I tried once awhile ago, and it took an extremely long time. Of course this makes sense, given the limitations of USB.

But I forgot about that previous experience, and found myself in a position where I needed to resize a partition on a drive. My desktop is down at the moment because the raid controller failed and a replacement is on the way from LSI. So I thought I would use my laptop and put the drive in an enclosure, instead of taking 5 minutes to setup a disk to boot into on my desktop which was dumb. (because I have an extra disk with an installation for it...)

Anyway, I forgot about the problem last time I tried over USB, and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened. It's about an hour later, and it is still trying to resize the drive, and hitting cancel still does not actually stop the process.
Does anyone know what is going on?

If there is data on the partition that is being resized, will terminating the program via end process in task manager before it is complete corrupt the data on that partition?
So I'm looking to have 2 questions answered:

A.) Does anyone know of a method to get Acronis to cancel the partition resize?

I don't have another 15 hours to wait. I need to leave in an hour, and need to bring my... Read more

A:Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 - can't cancel partition resize on USB SATA disk

deuce said:


.. and as soon as I clicked "commit" I noticed the 18 hour estimated completion time. I clicked cancel, hit "yes" to confirm the cancel, and nothing happened.Click to expand...

I'm thinking you should've waited ... the first estimate is always ridiculously long ...
But once Acronis figures out what it has to do ... The time usually drops to something more reasonable.
 

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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.

I have installed a new hard drive and used three different sata cables none of that worked. I have even taken out the battery and that did not work. I am about to give up and scape the whole thing.
 

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter nothing seems to work

It sounds like a motherboard failure to me.
 

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Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !
 

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When I start my non-brand PC with an MSI mobo I receive the following message:
disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

At first I thought it was the SATA hard drive but when hooked up to another machine I can see all the files. When I went into the Phoenix/Award Bios all the drives are IDE drives. Not an SATA drive option anywhere. The computer was working great for a number of years. I hooked a brand new SATA drive and the BIOS does not recognize the drive.

What might be the problem and how might I use my hard drive again? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

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I have just put together an old computer which i had previously been using. It was taken apart, so i reassmbled with a new video card. When I start it and it goes to the second screen checking for IDE primary master etc. It just stops after having ...None after everything, and it just stays there. It doesn't respond to me pressing Delete to enter setup after that. I'm wondering if it could be mechanical or electrical, or both. Thanks
 

A:{RESOLVED}Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

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I just downloaded Windows XP(Service pack 3) and mounted it to a USB disc.

Problem is, it doesnt work. On the boot screen it gives me the message invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue and then when i press any key, it boots into my hard drive/Windows 8.

Originally i thought something was wrong with the boot but now i think it may or may not be. All help is highly appreciated.

A:Unable to boot, invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue

Few, if any, downloadable copies of WinXP are legal. The 'Invalid System Disk' error message is the tip off.

You'll need to buy a copy from an authorized source. There is no way to trick the system into recognizing an illegal copy of Windows.

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Hi,

Please help me solve my problem.

I am having LG M-DISK 256MB Flash Disk. One of my friend used it on MAC system and after I was unable to use it on my PC. I formatted the flash disk with great difficulty using a 98 machine. But now when I sotre a file onto the flash disk it gets stored on to it. When I remove the same using proper way also, still the flash disk looses all the data stored in it immediately. When I reinsert the flash disk into computer all data is gone. Computer shows the flash disk as blank. The utility to format the flash disk does not recognize the flash disk.

Please Help


Pankaj.
 

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.
 

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my laptop is now saying my original activation code is invalid]d, and is giving startup problem by not allowing me to sign in unless I supply an an activation code yhat HP has never supplies me with.
This is crazy ...How do I get one ? and whenever my VISTA operating system gets corrupted do I need a new activation key code?
Mr Stanley Andrasic

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Hi everyone,
This is my first post on this site, and i want to thank you for your responses in advance.

OK so here is my problem. I know that there have been posts on this topic becfore, however mine is different than the rest of the posts. In the other posts,this has occured on a modified computer, but when it happened to me, it was my unmodded computer. So heres what happened. I boot up, and after the HP screen, instead of going to the windows loading screen, I get a message with alot of text, but the main point was that "a failure was imenent", F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup. So i hit F1 to continue, and after a minute of a blank screen and the blinking text dash, the DISK BOOT FAIlURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK message. But I have never modified my coputer, and never used a setup disk before on this machine. What do you advise I should do?
BTW:I tried resetting BIOS, but to no avail.

SPECS:
Older Hp-Pavilion 760n
WinXP
 

A:UNIQUE Disk Boot Faliure, Insert System Disk and press Enter

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Hi i have a self built pentium 4 pc that wont boot.
When i turn it on there is a very long wait at the HP Invent screen (it is a ms 6577 ver 2.1 board) and when it finally gets to the black screen with the slashing dash in the top left hand corner it just flashes for around a minute before saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
I have managed to get it to boot once by going into the recovery tool on the XP disk and using "FIXBOOT" but that only worked once and it wont work any more. The specs of the pc are,

PENTIUM 4 1.8GHZ 478
MS 6577 VER 2.1 BOARD
256 MB RAM
20 GB WESTERN DIGITAL HARD DRIVE.

There is nothing to lose on this PC. Thanks in advance. Alex
 

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hello everybody here at B.C

As this topic mentions this is supposed to be a BIOS guide, not exactly tho....
I will write about what i have encountered and worked with when it comes to this motherboard in hope to expand this knowledge and hopefully finding a solution with a broader network.

As mentioned this is the ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard without the SLI = double PCI EXPRESS installed
Basically my old motherboard stopped functioning so i had to replace it with the Abit Fatal1ty, at first i was very pleased becouse i read alot of positive stuff about it, altho i dont really like too much advertising this motherboard looked promising.
A part of the horror that struck me was that i needed to install WinXp from start, there were reports of users who could simply do a repair of winxp so they wont loose any valuable data, but in my case i didnt have that option, my windows could not be saved. Since i had 3 HDD's i plugged in another one after backing it up from another pc, becouse i simply mistook it for the hdd that had winxo on it, anyway i thought to myself i could backup my winxp containing drive at a later state when i get winxp installed on the drive i just cleaned. I then instaled all the hardware where it belongs and booted up and put in the WinXp SP2 cd and ran thru the first part of the setup ( where the files get copied over to your hdd before the restart )
All went well and the pc gave me as usual a 15 second timline to restart or it would do it by its... Read more

A:Bios's ( Disk Boot Error Please Insert System Disk And Press Enter )

Simply put, the disk that you think that you are booting from, and the disk that you are booting from, are not the same. I did the same thing myself not too long ago. Pull out the other disks and install XP. Once it is working, then install the other hard drives. If you are sure that you are booting from the same drive on which XP is installed, then the disk is thrashed.
You said you took out a disk from another system and it booted fine. How about trying this? Take the disk out of your system that you think is the one with XP on it, and see if if it will boot the other machine?
This is no huge mystery. It can only be one of very few things.

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Hello everyone,

We have tried many things to get our computer running, and no luck. We have an older Pentium II 400 MHz computer, and we installed a brand new 500 GB IDE hard drive ( which is recognized at start-up ) and we have Windows XP to install. The computer will not install Windows, and the boot disk the hard drive manufacturer provided will not boot the computer.

We have been working on it for three nights and nothing!

We set the boot in BIOS to boot from CD, and it will not boot with Windows XP, or the hard drive CD that came from Western Digital. We even reset the bios, and took out the battery for over 5 minutes and no luck ( except that it helped the computer to finally recognize the new hard drive - we only have one which is set as the Primary Master. We checked all the cables, and disconected the main cables from behind the hard drive, and the two CD roms and nothing!

Can anyone please help us?
 

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter - Tried many tips and nothing!

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Hi

I have just moved house and my computer has been in storage for 6 months. I've just set up the PC and when I've come to turn the computer on it says "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter". I have a Packard Bell computer with Windows Vista Home Premium installed but wasn't given a System Disk as this was pre-installed onto the computer. I suppose if I could log into the computer I would be able to run some kind of system restore but I can't get past the "Disk Boot Failure" screen.

I've made a recovery CD from the internet but when I've put this in the CD drive and even selected the BIOS setup to go to the CD drive first it doesn't boot the recovery disk.

When I click on F8 when booting it doesn't give me the option of booting from Safe Mode it just shows a list of bootable drives.

Help!!
 

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk problem - Windows Vista

Two things:

1. Check your cable to your harddrive and from your harddrive to your motherboard and make sure it is securely attached.

2. If that isn't the problem then go into your BIOS and place your CD/DVD drive as First Bootable and see if you can now run that disk you made.
 

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This is my first build and only problem im having right now is this disk boot failure error..I have a legal copy of vista and trying to install it on a SATA drive and using a DVD/RW to load the CD..I've checked all the connections and everything is seated correctly..went into the BIOS and set my DVD drive to primary and the SATA drive secondary and still no luck..Very frustrated and running out of ideas...Can someone help
 

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Hi,
my hp dv6443 laptop harddrive was erased by killdisk to get rid of scripts or whatever was causing the sluggish performance. The windows version was Vista home. When trying to reboot from the original disk recovery cd to get the maching working again, the err2err3 displayed at start up. I have read about creating a bootable cd with partition recovery, but have been unable to figure out how to create one. I can drop the free partition builder programs onto a cd, but I don't know how to make it "bootable". But I may be going down the wrong path. Any ideas? Is this problem fixable, or should I just throw the computer away. Thanks!
 

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I've got a problem with my brothers laptop.

It is an old AMS Power CD, with win. 95. When I turn it on, it begins to boot. The screen reads:
BIOS 1.23, CPU = Pentium 100 MHz
640K System RAM Passed
23552K Extended RAM Passed
256K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS Shadowed
Video BIOS Shadowed
Mouse Initialized

Then in a red flashing box in the middle of the screen it reads: "Couldn't reset hard disk system Save to Disk feature is disabled"

Then, "Operating system not found" below

I would much appreciate any help or assistance I can find.
 

A:Couldn't reset hard disk system, save to disk feature is disabled

I'd bet the harddrive has a loose connection or completely failed. If you don't know how to take it apart and check it take it to an expert.
 

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hi sir,im vijay..
im usin 2tb segate new hard disk sir..in my system i cant able to boot my os and also my hard disk ...its showin that hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter ...i restarted many times its sayin the same problem...in my gigabite mobo bios my hard disk is not get detected sir....the problem is that wen im installin the new os for 2nd time its all went nice only sir but at the completion of the os it wil ask for the user name and password but in my system its frozen sir fully of black screen and i cant able to do anythin so i restarted my system from that im gettin this error as hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter.....that my new hard disk and all of my data is in that hard disk only..this problem arises wen im installing the os for 2nd time sir...till now its showin the same error sir...

plz help me..im so confused..

A:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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Help. I just built a new computer and I don't know what's going on. I keep getting the error: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Here's my scoop:
-All new parts: IBM 30GB 7200rpm, P3 800EB, Aopen AX3S pro,128mb ram, 52x standard cd, standard floppy.
-Boot sequence = a,c
-I am trying to use a win98 boot disk (tried 2)
-followed my motherboard's instructions exactly
-CMOS and POST detect everything successfully

Everything checks out. What else is there? Could it be that my hard disk is dead???? A brand new Disk????

Thank you,

Allen

[email protected]
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A:{SOLVED}disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

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I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
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My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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Hiya

Well, as some of you may jnow, this pc has caused me a lot of trouble. So, now its installed witha brand new Motherboard, RAM, AGP card, and hardDrive.

Installed Windows 2000 using the upgrade disk, popping in Win98 to confirm I had it. It all worked okay, but on a restart the error comes up:

Boot from CD: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Now, in the BIOS, I've had the boot sequence as all sorts. First, was

CDROM, HDD-0, Floppy

No joy, so went to

HDD-0, CDRom, floppy

then

Floppy, HDD-0, CDROM

Then, for the sheer heck of it

HDD-0, HDD-1, Floppy

Still nothing.

I tried it with Quick Boot disabled, nothing. Seek Floppy is Enabled, was disabled by defalut. HDD S.M.A.R.T is enabled, was disabled by default.

As the pc at home is the only one there, I can only answer via the work's pc during the day. I have my motherboard booklet, and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS

Any help would be great, so close to marking the threads that I've started on this problem Solved

Thanks in advance

eddie
 

A:Solved: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

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Hi

I have just moved house and my computer has been in storage for 6 months. I've just set up the PC and when I've come to turn the computer on it says "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter". I have a Packard Bell computer with Windows Vista Home Premium installed but wasn't given a System Disk as this was pre-installed onto the computer. I suppose if I could log into the computer I would be able to run some kind of system restore but I can't get past the "Disk Boot Failure" screen.

I've made a recovery CD from the internet but when I've put this in the CD drive and even selected the BIOS setup to go to the CD drive first it doesn't boot the recovery disk.

When I click on F8 when booting it doesn't give me the option of booting from Safe Mode it just shows a list of bootable drives.

Help!!
 

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Does "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" mean that there is no OS installed on the hard drive?

On my other computer it says "No Operating System found".

Thanks.
 

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

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell XPS laptop, which was working fine up until yesterday when this morning I got the black Windows Recovery screen telling me that Windows had failed to start. I went onto Startup Repair but this didn't work, and tried starting normally which just kept restarting my computer.

Luckily, I have a Windows 7 DVD, so I can reinstall with no problem -However I have lots of files that I really want to save.

I booted from the DVD and ran the command prompt so I could transfer my hard drive to my external USB drive (they're both about 250GB) before I reinstall Windows. I ran the Disk Part/List Disk command but it cannot detect my USB drive; it can only find the internal hard drive.

When I use another computer, it does detect my USB drive using List Disk, so I'm thinking that the USB drive is fine.

I read something about Windows XP not being able to detect removable media in this way, but shouldn't this work under 7? What am I doing wrong?

I am kicking myself for not backing up this data! Learn the hard way, I guess.

This site has helped me out a lot of times in the past so thanks for any help.

A:Command Prompt Disk Part/List Disk cannot find USB drive (Windows 7)

Get a Live Linux CD (download), either ubuntu, or fedora. Run linux from the CD use the file manager to move your files to the USB drive.

Once you have all important data saved, reinstall Windows.

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Boot drive (OS drive): Western Digital 160GB (WDC WD1600JS-00NBC1), clean install of Windows 7 from DVD, nothing else on the drive. Data drive: Western Digital 640GB (WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0), NTFS-formatted, lots of data from a Windows XP machine. BIOS shows that both are there and connected. Device Manager shows that both are there and working properly. Western Digital LifeGuard diagnostics show that both are there and working properly. 'Computer' section shows only the boot drive. Disk Management shows only the boot drive. DISKPART shows both disks:   Disk ###  Status   Size      Free    Dyn  Gpt   Disk 0       Invalid  596 GB  0 B       *    Disk 1       Online   149 GB  0 B When installing Windows 7, it saw both drives and gave me a choice of which drive to install on. I've swapped drives, swapped cables, no change. I tried having only the data drive connected and running Windows setup again - it did not see the data drive. Tried it on another Windows 7 machine with completely different hardware.  Same problem. How do I make my data drive usable?  I am completely baffled. Thanks, Drew DISKPART Detailed Information DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> detail disk WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 ATA Device Disk ID: 2777C72D Type   : ATA Status : Invalid Path   : 1 Target : 1 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1401)#ATA(C01T01L00) Current Read-only State : No Read-only  : No Boot Disk  :... Read more

A:My data drive not in Disk Management, listed as an Invalid Dynamic disk in DISKPART?

If you are OK with data loss on disk 0 you can do the following,
 
diskpart> sel dis 0
diskpart> clean
diskpart> conv dyn
 
This would reactivate your disk.
Invalid occurs due to many reasons like on spanned volume,
suppose few sectors have gone bad. So you are going to lose that data and as such disk becomes invalid.
 
Regards
Satish

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Title says everything.

So I inserted my System Disk (Installation Disk), that i bought from HP.com $15.00
It worked many times, This time when i placed it in it said something about not having C++ or Whatever it is call. So it won't run.

What other method is there, because I do not have enough money to purchase a new one!

-Superkid, With many thanks!

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Hi

i just built my own PC, the parts can be seen in my profile.

Any way, when i turn on my PC i get a Error saying: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. But when i put in the system disk and press enter i just get the same error again.

Ive been googling a little and to speed it up ill try to give some info to rule some stuff out.
Ive checked the BIOS and set the boot sequence to 1. CD 2. HDD 3. non.
The System disk im using is Windows Vista Home Premium (not a copy).
There is no scratches on the CD.

So far i think that it might be that the CD drive is damage.

Can anyone give me some advise? ill try my best to answer any questions if any are asked.

Thx in advanced
 

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

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Ok well i hope somebody can help. My brother's HP pavillion's hard drive was accidentally formatted. The computer was started with a windows xp cd and the format was completed. The computer is then restarted without the windows xp in the drive and the computer then says Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter. What can be the probelm? thank you
will it make a difference if the prior xp version was home edition and the new cd is professional edition? Please help you thank you
 

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

No it wont make a difference that the previous version was home and the new is Pro. what you need to do now is boot from the XP CD delete the existing partion create aa new one and format and install XP on it.
 

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Hi!I have a HDD with a problem such that when I boot my machine with boot sequence first boot device CD-ROM and second boot device HDD,the machine does not recognize any of the boot devices and indicates the error BOOT DISK FAILURE,INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.Even if I re-connect the IDE and power cables for HDD and CD-ROM the same error appears.If I disconnect the HDD and boot with only the CD-ROM,the CD-ROM is recognized and when I put the first boot device as the HDD the error still appears..When I replace the HDD with another one,the replacing HDD is recognized by the machine.How do I solve my problem above and boot my HDD?

Please respond as soon as possible and I shall be infinitely grateful.Thanks in advance.
 

A:Boot Disk Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Can you access the master hard drive when jumpered as Slave and the other as master... or when you change the cable locations for cable select?
If you can, run the drive fitness test of the hard drive manufacturer. I suspect you will find a failed S.M.A.R.T. test, and probably other errors in the extended test... Particularly if it is a WD, Hitachi, or Maxtor drive.
If the drive is failing a "REPAIR" windows may work, but it will not last for long.
 

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Ladies and Gentleman,

I will try to make this as detailed as possible. I have previously spent a few years working in IT support but never had such a hard problem to deal with which I was unable to fix. I'm no longer in IT Support, I do printing now.

It all started a few weeks ago when I was editing my brother's wedding photos, having just done a Windows Update. In the middle of the editing process my PC just turned itself off. No warning, just went off. At first I thought I had either a power or heat problem, though I had recently replaced my power supply.

This PC is a self-build a few years back and apart from a previous problem with a badly RAIDed drive (RAID not done by me, but by someone who thought they knew what they were doing, and obviously didn't) it has all worked well. I had cloned my first drive when it started to throw errors at me, the clone was successful and everything ran happily for another two years, until now.

After the sudden shut down, the next time I turned it on, it told me the boot device was inaccessible and gave me an error (0xc000000e - if I remember correctly). After a day or so worth of testing I was finally able to establish that the problem was my MFT and MFTMirror had become corrupted - an unrecoverable issue. At this point I made the decision to get the valuable files (the wedding photos and a few other things) off there and have saved them to another external drive - they are safe! I figured my best way out of this was to clone... Read more

A:Boot Disk Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Is your old HD dead? What do its maker's HD Diagnostics say about it? It may only need a reinstall.

I assume you tried confirming the Partition Marked Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times . If so everything else that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

I wouldn't even attempt such a cloning with different sector sizes.

Much better to do one perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail) and then save it as an image so you never have to do another. Everything you need to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue link.

You can Determine Product Key From Unbootable Hard Drive to read your old Product key off the HD while it's slaved to Windows. There is an alternative method given later in that same thread.

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Hi, i have a Compaq Presario CQ5011UK Desktop PC and its about 2 years old.

In terms of PC specifications, i have not changed anything or added any new hardware to the computer such as graphic cards or anything. However about a couple months back when i started to turn the computer on, after the first 'Compaq' logo loading screen comes up, it goes to the blank black page with the 'Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter' message displayed on the screen.
From researching on the computer i found that this may be to do with a broken hard drive, though when that message comes up, and then i switch it back off and on again, it'll work. And when it does work, the hard drive is fine and everything's like normal. Thongh sometimes i have to turn the comp off and on more than once to get it to work, averagely around 3 times does the trick.
I understand that i can not just keep doing this though, and found http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c00899280_step
From pressing F10, i found that it did not identify my hard drive. Ive followed all instructions from that website in the 'Hard drive is not detected', but the problem still exists.
I was thinking of just doing a system recovery to try and fix the problem, but i would like to find out someone else's opinion who is a lot more knowledgable than me :) thank you very much.

A:'Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter'

Oh and i forgot to add that with that message, the obvious thing would be to insert the system disk (Wisdows Vista OS disk?), but i wasn't supplied with any disks when i bought the computer. So i wanted to find other solutions if possible...

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When I try to boot my computer, it goes through the normal motions until it tries to start Windows. The load bar stays up for a few minutes and then goes back a few steps, tries again, but the second time around it fails to do anything and leaves me with the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter".

I haven't been able to try that yet because the disk is across the state at my parents house, I will be retrieving it this weekend.

When it goes through the second attempt at booting it displays a red blinking error message concerning the RAID, when at first it says it is healthy, it now says 'ERROR'.

This all started after I downloaded a new driver update for my nividia graphics card. Before, I have been having some trouble with it in escalating degrees. First, little error message pop ups saying the raid wasn't able to read, but I'd go into the setup and it would say both hard drives were healthy, so I figured it was just a communication error. Later on, it started to lock up, would freeze momentarily and then start to work moments later. Also, every once and a while the monitor would stop working with it, I'd be working on it and the next thing I know it is down, as if I had unplugged the monitor from the computer (the monitor doesn't turn off, just the computers connection to it does).

Here are some system stats to help people help me:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5Ghz
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A:Disk Boot Failure, Instert System Disk and Press Enter

Start by reconnecting the HardDrive or cables
Then go from there

It is possible the HardDrive has actually failed too

By the way,




"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter".Click to expand...

Is not a Windows error
This is an error being reported by your Motherboard's Bios
 

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I have a rebuilt desktop computer that has a Maxtor HD and a secondary HD that I installed in it immediately after purchase. It has been running fine ever since I purchased it. Although I have internet on it, the primary function of this computer is to store information off my surveillance my cameras around my home. Although the cameras don't run 24/7, I do not shut the computer off and it is on continuously.

When I walked in last night to review the footage of that day, I was greeted with the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. Needless to say I was shocked by the message and even more surprised when I realized that I didn't have the boot disk cd.

Nothing has been installed or taken off since the first installation. The internet is on only when someone powers up the hot spot wireless device. As I am the only one that has access to the computer, I can imagine it having a virus because I don't surf on it. Very seldom do I use the internet.

My OS is Vista and the Maxtor is a 40GB HD while the secondary is 80GB HD.

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem?
 

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

That Maxtor 40GB must be over 5 years old, right? If so, you will need to replace it. They don't last forever. One thing, is the clock and time correct?
 

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i am a begginer in the terms of my computer literacy and i need some serious help. When i start my compaq desk top computer, the message disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter pops up after about one min. of a black screen and blinking cursor. I have already checked to make sure that every thing is hooked up correctly and that there is no external devvice or cd in or attached to the system. I pressed the F8 key to try and make sure the system line up was correct, but the screen does not change when i press it. I also do not have a recovery disk as far as i know..Can anyone help me?
 

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Hello,
I am getting the following message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" when first time I am starting my system. When I am restarting this then it is ok and no hitch at all. The system is working very much fine. But every first time it shows the message.
I am running WinXP SP3
AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte 880GM Mobo
2GB RAM
500GB Seagate HDD 7200.12
550W Corsair SMPS
 

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So then , no one has got the answer....
 

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I started my pc, and i get this error.
"disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Windows 7 will not load

I have the disc which i assume re-installs windows 7?
Will this delete all my files i currently have on the drive? This is my concern

Please be detailed. I'm still pretty much a noobie to pc's

Thanks
 

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Due to failure I have had to install a new HDD. When trying to boot with a starup disk so I can access the cd-rom and install windows, all I get is this message. Im using the 98 SE boot disk image available from bootdisk.com. Any ideas anyone??
 

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Ok here's what I was doing. I was replacing my dad's crappy 300w power supply in exchange for a better 450w one in preparation for the arrival of a new processor, amd6000, and a new graphics card, radeon 3870. Except now, no matter which power supply I have in it says, "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter." So what did I do? Did I kill the hard drive somehow? Every thing's plugged in, I think. Now I'm sitting here with a sparkly new graphics card and processor and nothing to do with them. What do I do now?

Current set up is some HP thing with 1gb of RAM, Windows XP, an amd 3800, an nVidia 7300gt, and a 160 gig HD.
 

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I come to my PC ant saw black screen which says: "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". Inserted Vista CD and selected boot CDROM first - nothing. What can be the problem? What should I do?

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

When you boot from CDROM absolutely nothing happens after POST? No messages, nothing?

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Hey all,

when I recently turned on my computer, I was surprised how long it was stuck on the first screen, showing my MoBo and how to access BIOS. Sure enough, on the next screen it displayed the error message:'SYSTEM BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. I looked this error up online and found some helpful threads. I decided to go into BIOS and check that my Hard drive was listed as first priority in the boot list, but the only option I had was 'Add-In Bootable Cards'. So I left it and instead changed the other settings underneath, don't remember the exact name for it, to HDD as first, CDROM as second and Floppy as third. The only other settings I changed was to enable USB mouse and keyboard compatibility, because when the error first occured and I inserted my XP disk, I could not press enter, don't know if this would change that or not. I then saved my settings and rebooted. However, now my computer seems to be frozen on the first screen and I cannot even get into BIOS to change the settings. I don't know if there is anything that can be done to fix this, but if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know, thanks!
 

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Help. I just built a new computer and I don't know what's going on. I keep getting the error: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Here's my scoop:
-All new parts: IBM 30GB 7200rpm, P3 800EB, Aopen AX3S pro,128mb ram, 52x standard cd, standard floppy.
-Boot sequence = a,c
-I am trying to use a win98 boot disk (tried 2)
-followed my motherboard's instructions exactly
-CMOS and POST detect everything successfully

Everything checks out. What else is there? Could it be that my hard disk is dead???? A brand new Disk????

Thank you,

Allen

[email protected]
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double post closing this one.
 

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I was trying to plug in headphones and accidentally disconnected my sound card, during which my windows explorer started to unexpectedly shut down. I restarted the computer
right after it had re-loaded and was not able to load back up after it shut down.

It gave me the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. I did that and it goes to "Loading Files from Windows", completes it and then goes to the boot screen where Windows is suppose to load up. The bar cycles through 7 times and then freezes for several minutes before going to the BSOD. I don't seem to ever get the option to go to the Windows Repair Console and I'm not sure at which step I'd be prompted to do so, I've tried every option given and none of them will take me to it.

I've tried loading in safe mode but it doesn't do anything different, tried boot logging but I'm not sure where I'd go to see the result. I also tried loading windows using my system disk and system disk I downloaded off the web on an external cdrom, same problem. Does anyone have any possible solutions for me?

Thank you.

System Description:
video card - nvidia geforce 9800 gx2
cpu - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
m/board - ASUS P5N72-T Premium LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel
ram
power supply - 850w, Antec.

A:Disk boot error insert system disk and press enter

No help?

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If I try to boot up Windows 7 without the installation DVD inserted the computer will not boot despite the fact that this is the boot priority:
CD-ROM
Hard Disk

When the disc is in the CD drive, it still boots up off the hard disk regardless.

Windows 7 is installed on SATA 4, which is the first drive the computer is supposed to see according to the BIOS setup.

If I change the boot priority so that the Hard Disk comes first, it won't load the operating system and gives that error: boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter

I am stuck on this one. Any ideas?

A:boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter

It sounds like you may have a corrupted Windows 7 DVD.

Wipe the hard drive with Killdisk & then try to re-install Winsows 7.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

jcgriff2

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Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.

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

Originally Posted by Mikey Foz


Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.



Hate to say it but it sounds like a dead HD. It cant hurt to try and format it but I suspect that will also fail.

Ken

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home built computer, no OS yet, trying to load Vista home premium and get above message, trying to load from a Super Write master DVD. Maybe I should install a plain old CDROM and try again, Have about 5 hours of messing around and 0 results. i get into setup all right . MOBO Asus M2N-E, AMD dual core processor, plenty of memory. I'm stumped this is to much for my 71 year old brain.
 

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I have the following message displayed when booting up my PC:

Disc boot failure, insert system disc and press enter

The problem is that i do not have a windows XP system disc or restore disc, they have been lost. I tried to boot into safe mode by pressing F8 and this does not work either.

Is it possible to use a recovery disc from another PC running XP and using this to try to reinstall windows ?

Or is it possible to simply use a windows XP CD which was supplied for another PC ?

If these two options are not possible any suggestions what i can do ?

Any help will be appreciated

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

That message usually means there is a cd in the rom or a floppy in the drive. Other times it means the hard drive is dead.
Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

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There was a power outage at my house yesterday while I was away. When I came home my computer screen was black and displayed the message: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter.

Here is what I have done thus far:
I tried rebooting but the message persisted (after going through the initial information about IDE stuff).
I went into the bios to see if my hard drive was dead, but the bios still recognized it and my secondary hard drive.
I also tried to boot from a Window XP cd and repair Windows on my master drive, but the error message came up regardless of the cd drive I used (I have a CD drive and a CDRW/DVD drive). In both instances where I had the CD in one of the two CD drives, the CD was spinning (and presumably being read) but I could never get the computer to boot off of it. (Note: I tried both CD drives, because my bios is set to boot off CD first, although I don't know which CD drive it actually looks at first.)
I opened up my computer and made sure that all of the connections were secure and fit.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to what is going on?

Thanks for your time.
 

A:What is the cause of this: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter

Try this:

Shut down all power to your PC by unplugging everything. Let it set for a minute or two, plug the power back in and try booting.

I know it sounds strange but it worked for me when I had a similar problem.
 

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I've been having this error even after reformatting and reinstalling Windows 7 on my desktop. I've done reformatting / reinstalling Windows 7 several times, yet the problem still occurs. I'm thinking of my HDD as being corrupted or messed up. The problem occurred after I accidentally hit the CPU when I was stretching my foot. The screen froze after that. Upon rebooting it, 'Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter' occurs. After I entered the DVD installer of Windows 7, the screen just hangs. How can this be fixed?

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hello..how many times you're already reinstall the OS??
i ever seems same issue on my office. the first is run well.but can't hold out until 3 days. so i tried reinstalled again and still got same issue. after that. i try to change the hdd. and is run well, cause hdd is have bad sectors and can't be kept the files anymore.

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Hello,

I built up a new PC and when trying to install Win XP SP2 I got the following error after the first restart:

Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

=the computer is unable to boot from the HDD and thus the win installation cannot continue

the disk is an older model 80gb Seagate (IDE) but it's brand new (hasn't been used before)

bios detects the disk fine, as IDE channel 4 master

the disk is set up as the primary boot device (2nd being CD-ROM)

the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G) has only one IDE channel (the CD-rom is SATA)

winxp setup detects the disc fine, partitions it, formats the partition with NTFS and also copies setup files on it...but is unable to boot from it

Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance

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

hello & welcome to TSF,

what is happening is that your system is telling you that some thing has happened and you need to put your (windows XP cd) in so that it can repair itself !!

this will need to be a cd that look like the pic that i included with this response

but it will have to be the same version that is on your system as in

Windows XP Home ED sp2 ( sp2 if installed
Windows Xp Professional sp2 (sp2 if installed

if you do not have one you can barrow one from a friend / family member / co-worker as long as it is the same version on your system

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I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my new Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.

It all started randomly. The night before I finished playing HoN and then simply shut off my computer. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Then Magically the next day I turn on the computer and I get this son of a b error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."

I am running two Operatings Systems. Vista on the WD 250GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar Black 750GB. I decided to keep Vista just in case, and it turned out to be a good idea, otherwise I would have to write this from the library.

I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem. I really do not want to reformat my hard drive! I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.

An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios, but when running windows the drive does not appear, and therefore I cannot access it. Before(the incident) I could access the 250GB from Windows 7 and I could have gotten all the files, however I cannot do this Visa Versa(access the 750GB from Windows Vista). I am not sure what this means, but hopefully it means the hard drive is not completely broken, but quite a paradox.

I have tried to swap out SATA Cables (both drives are SATA btw) I have swapped SATA slots. I have tried to run off of the CD, however when asking which OS to select none a... Read more

A:Disk boot failure. Please insert system disk and press enter

Download this liveCD and boot your computer with it. Very carefully check to see if the partition for your Windows 7 drive is deleted or corrupt etc. You can use this software to UNDELETE and fix some known problems.

AGAIN BE CAREFUL it is very easy to DELETE a partition.

GParted -- Live CD/USB/PXE/HD

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have to run master hd as a slave and another hd as a master
What I've done is used old 4 gig Samsung hd and installed XP on it and I can see my master through the 4 gig, i tried chckdsk /r, fixboot c:, fixmbr, tried to upgrade xp through xp disc, yes this is legit xp, but started as pirated one back in 2001 then 2002 paid 139.00 do get a key on the amnesty program and being almost 7 years I've losted key and MS has being giving the run round yea I should kept key on record, and this is my first major issue w/ OS everything has minor issues cause of software issues
I flashed bios to start fresh and see the drive master but can't get past, Please Insert a System Disk and Press Enter maybe y'all can give hand if not thats okay

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Hello everybody, i need your help. My computer froze and I tried everything to get it working again (exit, ctrl+alt+delete, patience) , but it stayed frozen then went to a blue screen. Forgot what screen said but main part was telling me to reboot the Computer, I turned off by power button because no other way to shut it off.
Then when i turned it on again, my computer was making weird noises, then went to ntdlr error after very long time. I press enter then it boots again and shows the "boot system error...".

Im running windows xp sp2 and main drive is C... I'm pretty sure i have a D: too.

My questions are:

1) Can my files still be recovered and if so how?
2) How can i fix this problem?

Please and Thankyou
 

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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

Until now I've never noticed that the numbers didn't add up. I know when you buy and 80GB hard drive, it should actually show up as less due to bits and bytes and what not (80GB=74GB roughly) but I found something fishy in Disk Management. There is a drive showing up with no letter assigned to it which is nearly 10GB in size and after doing the math it accounts for the 10GB i lack after adding my two 32GB hard drives together.

So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

A:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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Hello! I woke up this morning, and I found that my computer was displaying this message, "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". There are a ton of needed documents on the computer, and I'm hoping that they can be saved some way.

Can anyone tell me why this is appearing? and
How do I fix this?

Thank you for your help!
 

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I am having problems with my desktop PC..
I have had a new hard drive installed around 6 months to a year ago (not exactly sure when) and never had problems with it in the beginning.
Now whenever i switch on the PC it takes longer than usual at the first black start up screen, then it takes me to the next black screen which reads:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
I decided to open up the PC casing and have a look inside, i unplugged the HDD and then replugged it in and switched the PC on. To my surprise, the PC was now working again and i thought i had fixed it. Although..
When on the computer, i randomly get a blue screen that comes up which reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware of software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe mode.
Technical ... Read more

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don-francesco said:


I am having problems with my desktop PC..
I have had a new hard drive installed around 6 months to a year ago (not exactly sure when) and never had problems with it in the beginning.
Now whenever i switch on the PC it takes longer than usual at the first black start up screen, then it takes me to the next black screen which reads:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
I decided to open up the PC casing and have a look inside, i unplugged the HDD and then replugged it in and switched the PC on. To my surprise, the PC was now working again and i thought i had fixed it. Although..
When on the computer, i randomly get a blue screen that comes up which reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware of software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then ... Read more

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