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

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

My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

Does anyone have any idea of the possibilities here? Hard disk failure when running a win98 bootable CD? bad BIOS setting? File System?

Thanks

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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Windows XP sp2 wont boot from hard disk.

After much to do turns out my computer doesnt recognise the hard disk.

I have a seagate 500Gb SATA hard drive, its about a year old, the computer doesnt get hot in the slightest and it shouldnt be dead. I checked the wiring, as far as i can see, its all fine.

only conclusion i come to is that my hard disk is kaput which it shouldnt be. Can anyone give me any other possible solutions to try out before i cry and/or spend money on a new one? theres a lot of data on it i dont want to lose.

If not, ill plug it in to another computer to check, i havent done that yet because it will take me hours - i can only unscrew the hard drive from one side without rearranging the room.

ty!
 

A:Hard disk boot failure -> computer won't recognise hard disk

Is your Seagate the 7200.11 series?

We've been seeing a lot of harddrive issues layely that has nothing to do with the drive itself but bad SATA cables aas the cause. Do you have another one you can switch out?

When you say the computer doesn't recognize it we're talking the BIOS here, correct?

Another suggestion is what you have already suggested but I would "slave" it in antother system and see if you can access it that way.
 

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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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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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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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I formatted my hard drive today and after a reboot I got the message: "Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter" If I insert my Vista disk, hit f8 at startup and go to boot screen, click on boot from CD, then bypass the boot from CD option it will start Vista. I have checked my boot sequence and it shows booting from the right drive. My hard drives are SATA. Im stumped fellas......

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
Two Hard drives but the second just for backup (not in RAID)




This is what my system information tool says on the hard drives:


Type Vendor Model Size Interface Temperature
Direct Access Device HDS72258 0VLSA80 SCSI Disk Device 82 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device Western Digital WDC WD16 00AAJS-60PSA SCSI Disk Device 160 GBytes IDE RAID
Direct Access Device SanDisk SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device 1019 MBytes USB USB
DVD TSSTcorp SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro USB Device USBSTOR RAID
DVD SanDisk TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203N SCSI CdRom Device SCSI USB

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk

UPDATE:


Changed my partition to active and re-booted, gave me this: "BOOTMGR missing"

Tried to repair with CD and the operating system was showing up on D:, dont know if this is usual but thought it show show C:

Went to Cromt in repair option and tried to rebuild bootmgr with this command:
"bootrec/rebuildbcd" restarted computer............BOOTMGR missing

Was then able to boot from second hard drive (D from boot screen.......finally gave up and formatted again......works fine now.

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Hi there!. I was wandering if anyone could help me out. I am running XP pro and although i recently updated with SP2 the PC appeared to be ok. Now when i try to boot up i get DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. If i put my operating disk in it loads the various files and proceeds to windows setup if i chose to set up windows XP now ie re -install the whole system it goes to the licence agreement then to the windows xp professional setup offering options either to set up windows on the selected item or create a partition or delete the partition . Most imporantly in the box below it states 57240 mb disk o at Id on bus 0 on atapi and underneath <setup cannot access this disk> which is worrying. In the bios it appears to be able to detect the fact that there is a hard disk drive available. If i do press enter at this stage a darker blue screen appears stating that a problem has been detected and that windown has shut down to prevent damage. It then goes on to suggest things that are not possible ie boot into safe mode ofr update or disable drivers it gives the following technical information which for me as a beginner is as much use as a wooden eye. It say ***STOP: 0XOOOOOOO8e (OXCOOOOOO5,OXF99C6CFD, OXF95 A5800, 0X00000000)
*** Setupdd.sys- adrress F999C6FD base at f999d000, datestamp 3d6dd67f
whatever that means
If there is anyone who can help i would appreciate it. I assume the hard drive is ok and the connections are too.
 

A:Disk boot failure and the missing hard disk

Moved to Windows. This is not a business applications issue. Good luck!
 

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Hey guys, a few day ago my pc became weird. Windows often don't boot up, only sometimes.

So I tought, why not low level format everything and reinstall windows ?

I load up my Hiren's boot cd, run utility disk and low level format. Everything went well...


No! The PC won't boot anything, cd, floopy, usb. I even tried external CD rom.

But still no luck...

Help.. Thanks!

A:Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter after low level format.

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS to cd drive as first device?

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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.

Thanks!

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Someone installed a linux OS on this guy's Acer Aspire laptop, he wants me to load win7 but when I get the install windows screen, it is showing "Windows cannot be installed to this hard Disk space, Windows must be installed to a partition formatted as NTFS.
I searched the net but can't find instructions on how to do this from the win7 disk?

A:How to format Hard disk to NTFS with win7 disk?

When you get to this window install screen and select Custom Install, select Advanced disk options at the next screen. Delete all partitions and then press next. This will automatically make Windows partition and format the drive.

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I installed Partition Commander 9 which automatically installed System Commander as well. The next time I resarted my system the MOBO boot virus scan (Trend Micro) detected a boot virus. I assumed that this was from the System Commander install, and proceeded to boot Windows. Now my primary HDD ( 40GB IDE) shows up fine, but Windows will not recognize my other HDDs (40GB IDE and 120GB SATA). It says the partition is in RAW format.

I don't think that the drives have actually been reformatted, because PC 9 wouldn't have had time to reformat them. I'm not sure what my next step is. I cannot remove PC 9 for some reason, so I am considering reinstalling WinXP. This seems a little drastic.

Please Let me know if you have any ideas, or know of a similar problem.

Thanks
Jim

AMD Athlon XP 2200
1 GB RAM
ATI AIW 9600 128
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
WIN XP
 

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I was playing EVE, and an error popped up saying that I should backup my data and replace my hard disk, yet I hear no signs of hard disk failure, and the disk management says that the disk is healthy. MegaDan5 thinks I might have a virus. Should I still make a backup just in case, though?
 
I forget the exact words of the message, but here's a paraphrased transcript:
 
"Hard disk failure imminent. Backup your data and replace the hard disk"

A:Hard disk failure error, yet disk is healthy

Can you post a screenshot?

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Hi to all seven forums.
I bought a new 1tb hard disk, and I connected it to my pc as slave, and when I creating the partition in windows seven disk management and right click to creates new partition, it had four option.
1. simple volume
2. spanned volume
3. stripped volume
4. mirrored volume.
plz tell me quickly which option will I click for creating partition..
I want this partitions..
C: 30gb
D:30gb
and the remaining space is equally divided to 3 partition..
plz hurry guys..
I m waiting and stick on this..

A:Need quick help about new hard disk partition on win 7 disk management

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I have a computer running Windows 98 and I had just installed Nero Burning Software, it told me to reboot... so i chose yes reboot now.
When it powers back up, it doesn't boot up and I get the error "Hard Disk Failure" or somethin of that sort, then it says "press f1 to continue or DEL to enter setup".. if i press DEL it goes into BIOS stuff, when i press F1 it says "HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE, PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" ... anyone know if it could be something repairable? or does this mean my hard drive is completely gone? =[
 

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure

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Hi everyone,

Recently my computer started to smell funny, so i opened the case and the grpahics card had burnt and a bit of the motherboard. My computer wouldn't boot, so i replaced both of them with an 8800 GTX, Gigabyte ga-g33-ds2r (mATX). Good news was, my PC would boot and post, But the message Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter came up. So, i checked everything in the BIOS (AHCI mdoe etc) and tried other settings to no avail, also the BIOS doesn't detect my HDD. So i tried connecting in different ports and different SATA cables. My OS was Vista 32bit premium, so i tried putting the CD in, but the Vista repair option doesnt see my HDD either.

Hope this i enough info.... Help please!!

P.S. HDD is definately working. But not being recognised.

Also is there a way to retrieve data from the HDD?

Cheers!!
 

A:Hard Disk Boot failure... rather odd.

Are the power and ide cables secure in the back of the hard drive ? Does the drive make any sign of being on ? Is any of the wiring dameged ? For example wire over the fan is prone to being sliced. Is the power supply unit supplying power to the hard drive ? Can you try another hard drive ?
 

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Hi,

Not to long ago I tried to boot my computer and it displayed the infamous "INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" error. When I insert a hard drive that I know works and set it as the Master, and the non-working hard drive as Slave, then boot, the hard drive is accessible in Windows Explorer. All of my files are still in the same condition as they were before the hard drive failed. I tried using the Recovery Console on a Windows XP OEM disk to repair the Master Boot Record in case that was the problem, it wouldn't accept my administrator password. When I used the Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows, I repaired the MBR (or at least UBCD4Win did), and the hard drive was still not bootable. The hard drive doesn't make any strange sounds at all. I could not find any helpful advice on HP Support, and I tried unplugging each device one-by-one until it booted.

My system specs:

Compaq Presario 6320US
AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ operating at 1.67GHz
256MB DDR SDRAM Memory
60GB Ultra DMA Hard Drive
Integrated ProSavageDDR KM266 graphics with 32MB shared video memory
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
 

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I got a new pc with no hdd so i took my old harddrive put it in my new one and its now says "disk boot failure insert system disk". can anybody help?

A:Hard disk boot failure

Hi and welcome to TSF

The new PC does not recognize the old HD operating system. The olde HD was set up for your old PC.

Need to reload the operating system.

BG

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A:Can I format my hard drive and boot from a disk after?

Yes

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Hi,
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I've tried a lot of things over the last few days to no avail, hoping to gain the help of someone with exceptional computer knowledge, baring in mind I'm not that savvy with OS.

Had a virus (antivir pro solution) managed to delete that, which lowered my boot time dramatically albeit still operating slow. It hangs at the Bios screen for a good 5mins then after the microsoft window loading bar, it'll take another 20+mins to get to the user accounts screen. Once signed into my account, windows explorer I think it is doesn't load up for a good 20mins+ (start button, desktop programs, toolbar)

A point to note is that the window for task manager crashes when I attempt to open 'my computer' although every other folder doesn't.

The f*** is going on? lol.
 

A:Hard disk failure? 45 minutes+ to boot up!

Honestly off-hand it does sound like a failing hard disk (although you could still have some malware in there). Can you run chkdsk on the drive? (Right click the hard drive C: in Windows Explorer, Properties, Tools tab, Check Now button, both options, rebootski )

See how that turns out.
 

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Well....I guess we will see if anybody in the Forums has a solution. This is a complicated lengthy explanation so bare with me.

1) My wonderful son borrowed my wife's brand new Windows 7 laptop as his was on the blink. After discovering that her laptop was not very fast he chose to remove the hard drive and install it in his laptop. (KEY NOTE: yes, the nice fella neglected to make a Recovery Disk prior to doing this.) He then reformatted the drive and installed his version of Windows 7.

2) Then he purchased himself a new i7 laptop at Christmas. At that point he decided to give mom's laptop back to her. He took the hard drive back out of his old machine and installed it back into mom's laptop. At that point he did nothing with respect to starting it to ensure that it worked.

3) Now I am stuck with a laptop that won't boot up as the computer obviously doesn't recognize the hard drive due to the Windows 7 install from the son's computer.

I've tried repairs, recovery, safe mode boots....and anything else that comes to mind but to no avail. I would like to get to a command prompt so that I can format (fdisk) the hard drive and try and start from scratch. I have found no help to date that allows me to do that either.

Your assistance would be much appreciated.

A:No recovery disk.....How to boot to dos to format hard drive

Do you have a Win 7 install disk? If you use an install disk to boot from, you will be able to partition and format the disk as part of the install process.

Another option would be to download one of the many Linux distros which would partition/format the disk as part of it's installation.

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Please help
I have a problem with my Compaq PC ...will explain from beginning !!
At first when i boot the PC it used to come one message like " splash screen error run rompaq.." and below that black screen F1 to boot....when i press F1 ...it used to boot windows and i can work comfortably ..now the problem...before last two days when i tried to start my PC it won't boot ..instead it shows the same message press F1 to boot (i suspect by mistake i deleted some system file..but it was a normal shutdown i made last time)...after that i made one start up disk from another computer and tried to boot from it ..but i can't ..while booting from floppy it begins the booting but windows not coming..it shows like
Starting......
A:\> mode can code page prepare=((720) ega4.cpi)
failure to access code page font file
A:\> mode con code page select =720 code page not prepared
A:\> keyb us,, keyboard.sys
code page specified has not been prepared
A:\>
I can enter to C:\ or D:\ etc also can use dir like commands..please help me to solve this problem
 

A:Windows Xp Can Not Boot Both From Hard Disk And Start Up Disk

You have some serious troubles, and need to do some intensive reading on how Windows works, and what happens when a hard drive is corrupted or damaged or mis-installed..
It would be helpful for you to tell us computer, install discs, installed hardware, connection, hardware configuration you have, as well as the age of everything, and the recent history of failures and difficulties..
 

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I bought a f500 series Compaq laptop... ok, It's originally with VISTA but the previous owner installed Windows 7 Ultimate in it. Runs ok and everything but I want my lappy to be in its original state. OK... here's the problem I spent HOURS and hours trying to solve without success...
I can't boot my Laptop from USB, CD-ROM, USB FLASH DRIVE nor External disk drive. I checked BIOS. I set the boot order like I'm supposed to, DISK > USB > HDD. Nothing happens.
I hit f10 for BIOS setup... or ESC for Boot order and I only see Hard Drive as boot option. No CD, USB... I tried to "repair computer" (F8) and I get no repair option, only restore option with restore points.
I have use Partition manager to check partitions. I am unable to install RECOVERY MANAGER. I get missing "HardDisk.dll" or when I install hdd.dll, I get error code that Recovery Manager is unable to run.
I have recovery Disks for both VISTA X 64 and WIN 7 X 64 and both are no use since I can't access those.

I tried to upgrade my BIOS F1.71 >>> Running the BIOS upgrade software I got from HP official site... I get to the point where the Software tells me it is creating a FLASH BIOS and I get immediately the blue screen with "memory dump" message. This happens every time I try to upgrade.

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A:Unable to boot my laptop from DISK, USB, ANYTHING but Hard Disk!!@#%

There has to be a setting in the BIOS that is stopping you from booting from the USB or CD/DVD drive. That is IF those to thing actually work.

Have you checked to see if the USB and CD/DVD drive work?

As to the memory dump when trying to update the BIOS. You are doing this from inside Windows? I would suspect that because of the memory dump error.

99% of the time the computer/OS BSODs from memory errors. Memory errors come from bad memory.
If the notebook has 2 sticks of memory remove one of them then try the BIOS update. If it still BSODs put that stick back in and remove the other.
If it still BSODs then try it from a Safe Mode boot or from a Command line boot.

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Hi everyone.

I have an HP Pavillion m9500y with Vista 64bit. I got the hard drive failure imminent message, so I backed up my data, installed a new drive, ran disk clone through the bootable media disk I created with Acronis True Image 2012. The clone said it was successful.

I looked at the new drive through the True Image backup files to see if it cloned ok and it looks fine. The partitions are there and all the data seems to be there.

So, I disconnected my old drive (Seagate Barracuda 750gb) and have the new drive(Seagate Barracuda 3tb) in the primary position. Now it says "boot failure..please insert system disk." I ran the short self-test through bios and it passed.

I, then, tried using the HP recovery disks and it says "Non-system disk or disk error." They aren't faulty because I used them to recover my old drive before cloning and it worked properly.

This is the very short story of what I have been doing for the past few days and I am at a loss now. No clue what to do next.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:Boot disk failure after installing new hard drive

Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in

Code:

CHKDSK C: /R

If that does not also fix the issue follow the same steps as above except go to command prompt and type in then hit enter after each one.


Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr

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I have been getting a hard disk failure message on my Sony Vaio windows 7 laptop since past few days. So today I took a backup and decided to revert to factory settings.
While doing that my laptop suddenly shut down and when I tried to restart it, the error message comes

BOOTMANAGER MISSING
Ctrl+Alt+DEl to restart.

And when i try to restart the same msg comes.

I dont have any windows 7 installation cd as windows 7 came installed in this laptop.

Please help

A:Hard Disk Failure & Boot Manager Missing

Quote:




I have been getting a hard disk failure message




A hard disk failure message means, well, that the Hard Disk Drive has failed. Trying to reinstall on a failed HDD will also end in failure. You need to contact your computer manufacturer and see if they have a recovery CD you can get, or get a Retail DVD of Windows 7 or 8 as well as get a new HDD to replace the failed one.

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HP Pavillion DV7 with Vista. Got an imminent hard disk error (no back up and no Vista Recovery disks) probably from power outages. Ran chkdsk (yes, I should have backed up or cloned first) it was fixing errors and in stage 4 when the power went out. Now it will not boot, gives SMART error 1720.

I tried to make a boot disk with my old XP computer online, using Imgbrn and tried burning WD's hard disk rescue and UBCD411. My laptop will not boot off of any of them, even with the Bios changed to boot off CD (yes I saved Bios correctly). It actually won't read the CD/DVD even though I input it into the bios. It just keeps saying insert boot disc and hit any key.

The hard disk is partitioned into C and D and D is the recovery. Any way to access the hard disk or get this to boot?? Thanks in advance!!
 

A:Hard disk failure, Vista unable to boot at all!!

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Hi everyone, I just created dual boot with both Windows 7 home edition and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Both windows also original license. I want to use another Windows 7 for testing purpose, but I don`t want to use virtual machine. After I installed the Windows 7 Professional, I able to see another partition windows 7 from My Computer. Is there any way to hide another partition from My Computer or disallow to access to it? If one of my Windows 7 got virus will it affect to another Windows 7 as it can access to another Windows partition?

A:Dual Boot both windows 7 in same hard disk different partition

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Today when I started up my computer it would not start up.

It will always give the error. DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I open the bios and it reads neither my SATA 500GB seagate hard drive or my IDE DVD Drive. I'm pretty sure my hard drive is not dead because the computer was custom built about 6 months ago and the harddrive is pretty new.

The only thing that was done before the computer stopped working was my friend tried to put in his external hard drive (no idea what kind) and it wouldn't install via plug n play so we gave up. Could his external really have messed my bios and/or hard drive up?

Main thing I did to try and fix this was remove the CMOS battery to reset the bios but that didnt help either.
Specs for my computer are.

Core Duo Processor 2.66GHz, 6AMB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz

4gb of ram

Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 Motherboard.
PLZ help
 

A:Bios won't read Hard Drive. DISK BOOT FAILURE.

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Our computer is giving the message "hard-disk drive failure press f1"  but it just keeps repeating that message when I press f1. 
I have run the ePSA Pre-boot system assessment.  It gives a green check to all devices listed on the left but lists n/a for hard drive.  But at end of test it tells me everything is ok.  
Does this mean my hard drive is shot?  Any suggestions?

A:hard-disk drive failure - pre-boot assessment results

Does the system see the hard drive at all? It sounds like the answer is no (F2 at powerup to check).  If that's the case, then yes -- the drive is shot.

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I was replacing a secondary hard drive on a friend's aging desktop that has PATA drives, running Windows XP Home SP3. After I replaced the old secondary hard drive with a newer one that I've freshly formatted as NTFS (it came from my own desktop so I know it works and I did a quick read/write test on it after formatting), I left the primary hard drive with the Windows XP installation untouched. However, when I attempted to boot up with this new configuration I got a "DISK BOOT FAILURE" even though BIOS recognises the two hard drives.

I booted up with an Ubuntu live CD and both the drives were readable, writable and seemed all fine.

Disconnecting the second hard drive and leaving in just the primary hard drive, I was able to get to the Windows XP start up animation. After which I shut it down. I reconnected the second hard drive, put in a Windows XP recovery CD - it took way too long to start and when it did it gave me the message: "Setup either detected multiple disks in your machine that are indistinguishable or detedted raw disk(s). Setup had corrected the problem, but a reboot is required."

After this, any attempt to run the recovery CD with the two disks connected is extremely slow and then gives me a repeat of this "indistinguishable" nonsense. The single primary drive by itself gives me a "DISK BOOT FAILURE". And when running recovery console with the single hard drive connected, it starts up faster but it won't let me do... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Disk boot failure when replacing second hard drive

Did you check the jumpers? Sounds like you have them both set to master.

"I was able to get to the Windows XP start up animation. After which I shut it down"
Never do that. You "crash" the system and this will result in chkdsk errors

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Can someone please tell me why if I remove my second HDD , the system won't POST???

Drive has nothing on it ( I've even reformatted it to make sure )

It's a Quantum 20GB connected as primary slave ( E: )
Primary master is WD 80GB with two partitions ( C: & D: )

Secondary master is CDRW
No secondary slave

System runs fine & everything works flawlessly , including the HDD I want to remove so I can use it in another PC.

I've set primary slave to NONE in the BIOS ( which is the latest version ) , but it still won't POST without the HDD connected.

Gets to DETECTING IDE DRIVES... thinks for a while ,
detects drives correctly
thinks for a while , VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA ,
thinks for a while and then DISK BOOT FAILURE , INSERT SYSTEM DISK & PRESS ENTER

BIOS boot sequence is HDD0 , FDD

Reconnect drive & reboot - everything back to normal again!
Maybe it just doesn't want to leave!
Running WinME , Epox 8k3a , XP1800 , 256MB DDR2100
 

A:[SOLVED] Second Hard disk removal causing boot failure

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Hello,

After looking through my post, I realized its very long-winded but I was trying to be detailed. There's a short version at the bottom if you're looking for my question.

I recently reformatted one of my two hard drives, which previously contained a Windows XP install and a Vista Ultimate install and now I am getting a Boot Disk Failure. Windows XP was on an 400 GB IDE hard drive (Disk 0), and Vista was on a 500 GB SATA drive (Disk 1). I did the reformat in Windows Vista, in the Computer Management screen. After it finished, I restarted my computer and received the error "BOOTMGR is missing, press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart." From what I understand after looking into this, when I installed Vista onto Disk 1, it put the Boot manager on Disk 0 instead of Disk 1, so when I reformatted Disk 0 the Boot Manager was gone. I pulled out my Vista CD and tried to use the Repair installation option but it didn't even detect a drive with an operating system on it to repair. I also tried used the CMD prompt in the repair section, using the bootrec.exe command, to repair it but that did not work either. It also did not detect my second drive (designated as F:) but only the empty C: drive (the newly reformatted disk 0) with no operating system on it. I decided to try to install Vista onto my IDE drive (disk 0). I completed the install and now had a working operating system on Disk 0, but now I started getting the "Boot Disk Failure" error message on startup. I trie... Read more

A:Disk Boot Failure after reformat of drive 0 (2 hard drives)

I think I would boot into the "working" Vista install and download and install EasyBCD. This is a GUI program that will edit the bootloader for Windows Vista and allow you to add or remove the installs of Windows that you want in your boot menu.I have used this to regain entry into a Vista install after a partition resize and install of Windows XP on a laptop. As long as you can find the installation, you can add it to the boot menu. If your bootloader is damaged or your Master boot record is damaged the newest EasyBCD can replace those also.EasyBCD is located here: http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1I would also recommend reading the documentation located here: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Easy...0A9333360854E7AGood Luck,

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Hard disk type : Seagate SATA.
Model Number : ST3160215AS
Serial Number : 6RA1J7H0
Firmware Revision : 3.AAD

OS : XP SP3
Mother Borad : Intel 945 GCCR

My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk going to fail? If yes, how to transfer my data to a new hard disk easily?

Complete description of the issue :

1.I have experienced boot up issue with my PC 2 days back. My PC not even boot into safe mode also.I got the following blue screen errors on successive restart of PC .

A. 0x00000050 ( 0xC374037F, 0x00000000, 0x804FBA19, 0X00000000 )
B. STOP : C0000135 ( Unable to locate component )
c. 0x0000007E ( 0XC0000006, 0X80698C12, 0XF79896E4, 0XF79893E0 )

2. I have removed and replaced the hard disk ( several times ). I can boot into windows now and can work normally, But,one of the above Blue sreen errors is coming all of sudden while working on PC. It is happening independent of the application I am using.

3. And the following messages are coming at the XP welcome screen and while working on the PC.

A.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\netloc.wlt has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
B.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\APPFCONT.DAT has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
C.C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\idsflt.cfg.bck has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.
D.Cagefile.sys has corrupted and unreadable. Perform CKDSK.

4.I have performed CHKDSK on all local drives exept local drive C. CHKDSK giving a message that " can no... Read more

A:My hard disk has passed Short DST and failed Long DST of SeaTools, do the hard disk g

In a Run box, enter "chkdsk /r"
You'll be asked if you want to run chkdsk at the next reboot. Enter "Y".
Reboot, and be prepared to wait, as it may take a long time.
 

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Hi guys,

I will try to explain this as simple as i can.So let's start
I have laptop ASUS N75SF and it is a year old,so i have decided to format.I have two separate hard disks that are the same brand,SeaGate 9500423 AS, each 500 gb capacity. Before i decided to format , one of my hard disks(that is my partition D) started to make strange noises and it was not recognized,but i was using my laptop without problems because my windows was installed on my other hard disk (that is my partition C).So now my question is this :
After i formatted them both i have no clue which one is which ? they are like :
Disk 0 Partition 1 465 gb
Disk 1 Partition 2 465 gb
So how do i choose the one that is better and not having problems to pust my winodows on?
I know that i can buy new one and replace it with the one that is having problems,but right now i have no money to do that .I am student

Thanks in advance

A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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Greetings,
 
I have an Asus laptop running windows 7 64 bit and this laptop came with 2 hard drives, each partitioned into two parts (C:\ & D:\ and E:\ & F:\).
 
I am transferring over 30GB of data from one drive (C:\) to the other (F:\)
 
Get this... the transfer rate is 1.2MB/s right now. Over 9 hours left to copy the 30GB. There are over 125,000 items but that still does not justify the 1.2MB/s
 
I am open to any suggestions but first, a few points.
Yes, I am sure they are two separate drives with those partitions.
Error checking showed zero errors on both drives.
This is the 3rd time I am trying a transfer.
Both drives are relatively empty (especially the F:\).
C:\ is my system disk.
The SMART data shows no read/write errors or overheating.
I have disabled the virus protection and all real-time scanning.
 
Again, I am very open to suggestions and checks. Feel free to post your idea!
 
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Hard Disk to Hard Disk transfer Extremely Slow

My experience with file transfers of the type you describe...is that the number of files doesn't matter...what matters is how large the files are.  Video files take much longer than text or document files.
 
Slow transfer rates between partitions/drives...can indicate a problem with either the partititon or the drive, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
 

A:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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I am having this Hard Disk problem. My old Hard Disk (Samasung 500GB) (bought in 2010) started showing signs of corruption (like Windows doing chkdsk at every boot, and data getting lost). So I bought a NEW Hard Disk (Western Digital 1TB) last month (Sep 2016) to backup all the data from old one. I didn't have time to backup but wanted to use PC so I Clean Installed Windows 7 64bit on the New Western Digital 1TB and used it about a month without any problems.
 
A couple of days ago i decided to backup up the data. I reformatted the New Western Digital 1TB with Gparted and did a clean Windows 7 Install again. I connected the old Samsung 500GB to the motherboard and started copying the files to the new Western Digital 1TB.
 
Suddenly Windows showed me an error "Windows detected a hard disk problem" which makes sense because the Samsung 500GB is old and might be failing BUT the error is showing both of my Hard disk in the dialog box.
 
Is my new hard disk corrupt as well?
Why is Windows showing my new hard disk as failing?
Can Windows mistakenly show both hard disk in error?
 
Please help i am confused. sorry for a confusing question. i will answer anything required.
 
I have taken the screenshot of the error message, they are in attached files.
1)The 1st Screenshot shows both my Hard disk in the error box (OLD Samsung and NEW Western Digital WD)
2)The 2nd Screenshot shows only one of my Hard disk and its the new one (Western digital WD)

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Hi..im new on this forum and i have a problem with my old hard disk..every time i turn up my pc, windows pop out message ""Windows detected a hard disk problem" ,"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss". So i decided to replace my old hard disk, but problem is that i have vista preinstalled on my old hard disk. So my question is how can i install vista from my old hard disk into my new one?..please help me and thank u for your reply

A:how to install preinstalled vista from the old hard disk into the new hard disk?

hi check out this first http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/7...e-failure.html just in case and if you do need to read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_cloning

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

A:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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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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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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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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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

Operations complete successfully but they do not fix the problem. These actions were attempted primarily as a shot in the dark. Typically I have encountered this issue when the molex connector or other cabling is loose on the OS HDD, but that is obviously not the issue, since I am posting this from the machine.

OS is currently installed on an IDE drive, set as master on the primary IDE channel.

Any suggestions would be appreciated to save my the extra step in order to boot.

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

bootrec /FixMbr

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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 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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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?

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

Quote:





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 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
 

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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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]
-
 

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

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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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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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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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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,

Momkay

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.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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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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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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So a few days ago, I was using my computer that I have had for a little over a year normally. I then put the computer into sleep mode as I always do. When I came to use the computer again, I attempted to wake it up only to find it shut itself down immediately. I waited a minute and then tried to boot up the computer but the computer hung at the first screen that stated my motherboard type and gave me the option to enter the BIOS. I attempted to enter the BIOS to no avail, it seemed as if my keyboard wasn't working. But it hung indefinitely at this screen for about 15 minutes before I shut it off. Retrying this several times advanced me past this screen to a blank screen with a command line that said "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." I inserted the Windows Vista recovery disk that I had received with my computer from the seller when I bought it and pressed enter but the line simply repeated itself. This also ruled out that my keyboard wasn't working, because obviously it would have to be to allow me to press enter. So further restarts allowed me to enter the BIOS once or twice every 15 or 20 restarts but unfortunately, it froze while using the BIOS to change the boot configurations. I attempted to disconnect and reconnect the hard drives, making sure that they were connected properly. I also removed all USB devices or external hard drives aside from the keyboard to make sure nothing was interfering to no avail. Usually it freezes at... Read more

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

Try clearing the CMOS and see if that lets you enter the bios setup menu to set it to defaults. Then, migrate to the Boot ARea of the bios (if you can get in to the bios) and make sure the boot order is set to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd (if any)
Hard Drive - 3rd (boot drive)

Then, migrate on down to the HARD DRIVE PRIORITY and set the drive you want to boot from as FIRST in this area.

Save and exit. Report back with findings.

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When I turn on my PC I get the following error message:
"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
I have a Maxtor 4d080h4 hard drive.
When I tried to run my Windows XP setup CD I'd get the following error message:
"Setup cannot access this disk"

Yesterday I browsed the web for this error message and it was recommended to download Active KillDisk and format the drive, so I did so. The hard drive was recognized and it started the formatting process. It got stuck at 96%, and now my hard drive is making clicking noises.

Now when I turn on my computer I still get the error, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Now when I run my Windows XP setup CD I get the blue screen error, "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

I downloaded the Maxtor PowerMax utility. I cannot perform any diagnostics because it tells me that "No device was found."

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

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Buy a new drive or return it under warranty. The drive is a lost cause... it's trashed.



"now my hard drive is making clicking noises."Click to expand...

That's the head clicking as it seeks back and forth, which is commonly referred to as the "Click of Death". Basically, that is the drive attempting to read over and over, but being unable to. There is no way to repair it. Freezing it in a ziploc bag might get you 20 minutes or so, but since you formatted it, I'm assuming there is no data to recover.
 

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This has been driving me crazy for the past 9 hours. It all started by me trying to put a new cd/dvd reader/writer drive. I am 99% positive that the new drive has nothing to do with this problem however. Along with installing the new drive, I replaced the flat IDE cables that came with the computer with the newer type of cables that are in stores these days, the round ones that are supposed to "conserve space" When I started up the computer I got a black screen with this message:
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter
I realize i'm not the first person with this problem as I have been researching online for the past hour, however I have tried everything, unhooking everything from the motherboard plugging it back in, changing boot priority settings in bios, swapping hard drives, completely taking out all the drives or each drive once at a time. I created a startup disk and put it in there when the error message comes up and press enter, and then the floppy disk drive makes some noise and gives me this message: Starting... A:\> A:\>
and nothing happens after that. The only thing that is of concern to me is that I think when I first started up the comp after installing the new cd/dvd drie, the cable connecting the motherboard to the floppy disk drive was not all the way in the motherboard, i goofed. I hope something can be done, cause the computer isn't even mine, it belongs to a girl that i'm trying to talk to which makes matters... Read more

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ok.. that sounds like (most likely that is) that the floppy drive either died or connected teh wrong way around (they have a notch on the connector saying which way tehy go up/down but with floppy ones you may need to watch out that one of the pin holes is reversed i think).. or something is in one of those drives..

take em out and check for pin damage on the mobo and device as well as on the ide cables.

clear cmos so we can get it back to defaults and eliminate mobo, there is a variety of ways to do this, each dependant on what mobo you're using so just search this forum on how to reset the cmos.. and boot up.

then if that fails try this setup first, everything else disconected
1. with old ribbon type cable
psu+cpu+mobo+hdd+ram+vid/sound.

2. again with teh new round ones

if you can get windows loaded then proceed..

3. add the floppy but using the old ribbon

4. new cable "--"

if it is the floppy, double chek with hooking up another one that knows it works, any cable..

5. old + optical drive 1 etc. etc.. you get the pattern

sorry if i repeated anything you said before, but clearing the cmos may produce some sort of fix, and step by step elimination i can work with easyer
 

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I recently tried to install a new graphics card on my machine. I'm running Windows XP and am upgrading from an Nvidia 7600 to an 8800 GT.

Put the new card in, hooked it all up, powered on.

Got past a few screens, then got, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

Distressed, I powered down and put the old graphics card back in. Powered on, got the same error.

I then put the Windows XP CD in and pressed enter, and it went through and loaded up Windows just fine. All directories still there, able to see the windows dir just fine. It all looks as though nothing is wrong whatsoever. I removed the CD, messed around a little bit more, restarted again, and got to the same error.

This time I tried running the disk setup to repair the installation, but got the same error.

I've also been through the box unplugging and replugging everything back in, and I'm fairly sure it's all back in place.

Most of the errors I've seen with 'Disk Boot Failure' seemed to indicate horrible irrecoverable things, but as long as I put the system disk in, everything seems hunky dorey.

No floppy disk in there, and the hard drive is higher in boot priority than the cd drive.

Any ideas?
 

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On ATA HardDrives confirm the main HardDrive is connected to IDE0 on the Motherboard, and set to CS

Also try unplugging the IDE1 (the CD/DVD Drive data cable) fully, this may be a drive data cable issue.
 

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I have recently bought a computer off a friend. He bought all the parts separately and built it himself. It worked fine when he was using it. I bought it off him but I had to get a new hard drives. I bought an SSD and a HDD as well as the full version of Windows 8.1. Once I set everything up, I turned the PC on and inserted the 64-bit Windows 8.1 installation disk. It then comes up:

Verifying DMI Pool Data ............
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Does anyone know how to fix this or where the problem may lie? Im not very good with computers so you might have to bear with me. I will provide you with any additional information if you need it. I just want to get this thing sorted.

Thanks in advance.

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See this at TechNet. You'll need to go into BIOS and change boot options.

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Hello guys!

I've problem with my PC. 2 days before this problem happened,I send my PC to computer shop to be formatted. 2 days after being formatted,there's something wrong with the PC when BIOS startup screen showing a statement : 'Primary master drive fails'. Below this statement there was an option,either press F1 to CONTINUE or DEL to enter setup.so i press F1. Then come out another warning : 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. Please help me,I don't know what to do.
 

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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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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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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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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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this problem appeared to me yesterday run out of power in my place and inclusion electricity off 2-3 times in 2 hours and 2-3 times I power off the computer when running out and when I turned on my computer show this, choose whether this problem occurred due to running out of power several times I shut down your computer in 2 hours or maybe this problem is due to something else and if I can somehow fix this problem
i don`t have floppy disk drive when I turn on the computer I hear noises (knocks) from the hard disk
Sorry if I have a problem with English grammar, thanks in advance

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Hi Nenad2 and Welcome to the Forum please read the link below

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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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.
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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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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?

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

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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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Hello everyone, i have a problem with hard drive. I tried to add 1TB HDD from my old pc to new one as a second hard drive, ive connected everything and tried to boot my pc. I got this message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I checked in bios and it didn't find my hard drive, then i unpluged all my hard drives and put old hdd from my old pc with windows 7 and it worked, but of course i got bsod. Now even my first hard drive doesn't work i get the same message. Can anyone help me ?

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Have you switched the jumper settings on the old one to slave?

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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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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
 

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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.

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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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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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Hi there,

I have windows xp, and my system is like 3 years old. I was using my computer like normal, and I had 3 or 4 programs going, then suddenly my computer just got overwhelmed I guess and it shut off. I didn't push any buttons and waited to see what it was doing, and it acted like it was restarting. When it restarted, I got a "HP Invent" blue screen, and then a black screen that read "Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter".

I put in a start-up disk that I had made when I first got the computer, and it got me to an a: drive, then i typed in c: and then "dir" because I read on another forum that that's what I should do.

Here's what is in the "dir" list
FOLDER HTT
GRAPH
GRAPH16
NTFS
SVGA
WARNING BMP
BLOCK RIN
MASTER LOG
WIN51 (4 times)
WIN51IC (4 times)
WIN51IP (3 times)
WINBOM INI
24NAHE~1 TXT

I didn't get any cd's with this computer. It's an HP Pavilion 513n, and I called HP and they said they could help me for $40 for a 2-week warranty or $99 for a one-year warranty. If you guys help me, I will donate $20.

Thanks,

AnnieLSU
 

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Hey guys i would like to have help with this windows message: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

I have went into the Bios and next hard drive it says none....does anyone have any idea on what i can do?

Thank you very much

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

If your system is a desktop, take the side off the case and check the connections to the hard disk, and the connection from the disk to the motherboard. It's amazing how often the connections come loose.

Another possibility-the cables need to be replaced.

It's also possible that your hard drive has died and needs to be replaced.

In BIOS, is it set to automatically detect the hard drive? If not, change it to auto. Make sure to save the change.
While in BIOS, check the boot order. There are two schools of thought here-set your cd drive as first boot device, the hard drive as second. The theory is that you'll be able to boot from a cd if the need arises. The other side says to set your hard drive as the first boot device.

The CMOS battery on the motherboard may need to be replaced. Weird things can happen when the battery dies. And this is the cheapest thing to replace-it's worth a shot.

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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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Hello,
After I got back my electricity from Hurricane Charlie. I turned on my secondary box and I got the "Pop-Fizz-Smoke" from my power supply. The mother board is an Asus CUSL2-C, Pentium 3 800 MHz, Windows XP Pro. So I just got a new power supply installed it. Everthing was going fine until my HDD was not getting auto-detected on boot up. I have an DVD-Rom on the secondary IDE channel and it was getting auto-detected. Well, I examined the mainboard to see if there was any burn or electrical marks on it front and back. I didnt see anything. I switched out IDE cables from my main box (works) and no go. The error that i am getting is "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Could anyone help me with this problem? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank You, Deft
 

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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

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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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Okay every time i start my pc i get this error. I insert my gigabyte system cd with gives me option to backup or reboot.
Back up = error dont have enough hard disk space
reboot = nothing the same error as in the title

I ask you to answer me this quickly because i need my pc badly at this time.
I would like to get it solved very soon but its your decision.
 

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

if it happens that you are prompted by the following error message "DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER", "No system disk", it means that the computer did not find the operating system to start (boot).

Causes:
A diskette or CD has remained in the drive

Check out if any diskettes, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM are present in respective drives, remove them and restart your computer

The boot sequence is incorrect BIOS

Enter the BIOS setup of your computer and edit the boot (boot sequence) so that the computer starts primarily on drive C:

A new hard drive was installed

In the case that a new hard drive has been installed, this message is quite normal.
Just insert the correct CD to install the system (usually Windows), then restart, while making sure the CD-ROM is first in the defined in the BIOS setup as first boot sequence.

The hard drive is unplugged

Open the system unit and check that power cable of the hard drive is properly connected.

Corrupted system files

It may happens that some system files needed to boot the computer have been deleted /damaged or that the boot sector of the disc is damaged.

To determine this, start the computer with a system disk or CD-ROM installation of Windows (via the Recovery Console), and once started, type Dir C: to check if the contents of drive C: are accessible. If its ok then the problem comes from missing or damaged files, then you just have to run the command:
fdisk /mbr
sys c:

Note that b... Read more

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Just wiped my hard drive clean and am trying to reinstall OS but get a Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. When i add the cd it just repeats Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. Have wiped my hard drive before and haven't had this problem. The boot order is correct in the BIOS and i havent touched any cables.

Please could somebody help?

Many many many thanks in advance!
 

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Hi there.

I've had this computer for about 8 months now and everythings been smoothe, last night i put a movie on to a usb stick and shut it down like every other night. i come home from work the next day and i get the black screen with that writting, i put the windows cd in and it acts like a whole new installation as if i have lost windows? So i didnt do it as id like to keep all my files but have they already been lost? any help would be good. i've changed the boot order and even plugged my hard drive into my 2nd pc and still the same.

any help would be appreciated thanks

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

this might sound silly, but, have you removed the usb stick from it's slot?, the computer may be trying to boot from there!

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Hi everyone, I am having problems with a troublesome drive and am hoping you will be able to help me with my problem.

I have a 60GB Seagate HDD running Windows XP, which when connected as the Master Drive will no longer boot Windows. Instead I get an error screen reading "Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter."

The drive is recognised by the BIOS approximately 1/4 of the time I have it plugged in. I have attempted to run the drive as a slave to my current HD on the same motherboard which I am running at the moment to no avail. I have tried using the program "GetDataBack for NTFS" which failed to recognise the drive.

Recently, I switched the drive to a new computer and connected it as the master drive and attempted to boot the drive. I recieved no error message and the screen just hung with a blinking cursor.

I have attempted to boot the computer with a Windows 98 boot disk. On the times the drive is not recognised by the BIOS, the boot disk works, however on the times it is recognized, the boot disk will not boot and I am left with the same flashing cursor. I have the Floppy Drive set to boot first.

The drive doesnt appear to have any mechanical problems. The drive is spinning as normal and does not vibrate or make any sounds apart from the usual hum. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be my problem?

Thanks
 

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Disk boot failure. Please insert system disk and press enter
I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my Western Digital Caviar GP 1 TB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.

Two weeks ago I switched off my pc and also switched the power off as I was going on holidays.Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Now when I'm back, I turn on the computer and I get this error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."

I am running two Operatings Systems. XP on a WD 320GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar 1 TB. I decided to keep XP just in case, but also that HDD fails to start up. It's making a clicking noise and after a while it gives the same error (I have tried to boot from both drives independably).

I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem (replaced battery, checked cables, checked BIOS where the 1st boot is the cd/dvd drive). I really do not want to reformat my hard drive (couldn't even do so as the sytem is not going any further than the error message). I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.

An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios.

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 are present and therefore none of the repair programs fix anything.

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Quote: Originally Posted by luursje


Disk boot failure. Please insert system disk and press enter
I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my Western Digital Caviar GP 1 TB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.

Two weeks ago I switched off my pc and also switched the power off as I was going on holidays.Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Now when I'm back, I turn on the computer and I get this error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."

I am running two Operatings Systems. XP on a WD 320GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar 1 TB. I decided to keep XP just in case, but also that HDD fails to start up. It's making a clicking noise and after a while it gives the same error (I have tried to boot from both drives independably).

I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem (replaced battery, checked cables, checked BIOS where the 1st boot is the cd/dvd drive). I really do not want to reformat my hard drive (couldn't even do so as the sytem is not going any further than the error message). I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.

An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios.

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 are present and therefore none ... Read more

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"disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"
whenever i start my PC i get this message. I have tried booting my xp cd with no luck, i also tried running my linux live disk, with the same problem. My first thought was the boot menu. I checked and it is set at 1) cd-rom 2)HDD. I then went to set my master drive and it said none, when i entered that menu i selected automatic selection. Under master drive it said i had 0MB capacity. It seems to me that my HHD is not been recognized. ANy thoughts or suggestions??
 

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Not sure what forum this would go under but i figure it is a hard drive issue. Anyways here is my situation:

Brand new computer specs are:
intel 630 P4 / 3.0ghz / 800 FSB / L2 2mb cash
2 gigs of dual channal ddr2 ram (pc 4200 / 533 mhz)
DVD Burner 16x8x16
250gig sata drive (in microsoft terms 203 gigs)
600 watt power supply (to much but i want it for future upgradability)
radeon x800

I think that is it. I quadrouple checked everything is compatible, and it is becasue it turns on and as far as i know everything works. The only thing i can think of is wrong is that since the HD is not formatted maybe that is it, but putting in windows CD or boot disk doesn't work. I also though maybe that the DVD burner wasn't working, but i checked that and it is all plugged in and good to go. So i am going to ask a very hard question... What is wrong?!?!?! Can anyone please help me!
 

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

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot first from floppy, then from CD and finally from HD.
Boot from the (bootable) Windows CD and have your SATA drivers (on the floppydisk) ready when asked for SCSI drivers etc. and to press F6.
 

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Hey well basically i just download Windows XP SP2 when i had SP1 Orgiinally installed and when i installed SP2 this is when the problem started to occur so i reformated it back to SP1 and now everytime i boot up it always needs the "WINDOWS XP CD" to boot up.

Before it loads to the login place it has a black screen and says

VERYFIY DMI POOL DATA
BOOT FROM CD
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I press enter without a cd it dosnt load up just keeps asking the question.
then i put my windows xp cd and it loads up to normal i want it to load up from my harddrive like usual its gets real annoying if you need your cd all the time.

I even went to bios and try changing the boot up to hardrive first then CDROM then floppy i even try taking the cdrom bootup off and the problem still occurs .. =/

I CURRENTLY HAVE 2 HARDDRIVES INSTALLED

20GB MASTER - WINDOWS XP IS ON THAT ONE
40GB SLAVE - My Old Data Before i reformated to SP2 THEN BACK TO SP1

HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPREACTIATED THANK YOU =DD

DAVID..
 

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I keep getting this message everytime I try to turn the computer on. It will occasionally begin to start up but then will automatically reboot and I will get the Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter message again. I read the old posts on this but I have not been installing anything new. Any help is appreciated.
 

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I had a power outage last night and when I turned the computer back on this morning, it says that error. "Disk Boot Failure - Insert system disk and press enter"

I do not have a working CD drive in the computer so I hope that doesn't have anything to do with it.

Thanks for the help!
Melanie
 

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I read the old posts with this problem but they do not seem to help. This happened to my computer out of nowhere, I have not entered a disk or cd into it in months, so I think it may be a virus. Every time I start the computer this message ends up coming up and I can't get past it. Any help is appreciated.
 

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

I see you have getting help here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/842607-disk-boot-failure-insert-system.html

I will close this thread.
 

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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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