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Compaq Presario Disk Boot Failure F10 system recovery not working

Q: Compaq Presario Disk Boot Failure F10 system recovery not working

Got the infamous "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" on my mom's compaq presario desktop sr1900nx. It appears on a black screen after the red/white compaq screen. It takes about 30 seconds for the error to appear. There is a blinking underscore the line below it. I have done several hours of searching and have tried several things to get to at least to the system recovery area, but I can not even do that. When I cut power to it and try at least starting the boot process, I do get the COMPAQ red/white screen with 3 options on it. ESC to enter boot menu, F1 for setup, F10 for system recovery. The ESC & F1 work, but that's about it. I can not access the system recovery. It does NOT have a floppy drive, nor did the PC come with any recovery disks and of course I do not have any. I am just looking at this point to recover some pictures/documents from it...then as far as I am concerned it is trash. It was running windows XP. Is this even possible without spending a ton of cash on recovery cd's or for file recovery? I have also tried F8, Pause/Break and have hunted the setup/boot menu for anything that could help - and found nothing.

Thank you.

A: Compaq Presario Disk Boot Failure F10 system recovery not working

Hi Luchipboo, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

That Compaq has a recovery partition, this is why it didn't come with the discs. If you have the user's manual it should explain how to use it.

If you wish to backup the files that are on there first, you can alway install that hdd in another desktop as a slave drive. This will required setting the jumper on the rear of the drive in the slave position, and connect to the IDE data connector in the middle location. You should be able to access your files from there.

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I was wondering how to create a reformat disk for a compaq presario SR2013WM. model # "RE468AA"
Last year a tech came out to bring me another harddrive. !
He said that i need to make a "format disk"
we had the option to use 26 "c.d.'s" or 2 "dvd-r"
he made the system recovery disk in front of my eyes.
does anyone know how to go thru the step's and make one ?
if so please list all i need to know ,
thanx
 

A:How Do I Create a System Recovery Disk For a Compaq Presario SR2013WM

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I was given A compaq Presaiq SR1563CL that a friend had and his kid fix it so it ask for a Recovery Disk for it to work at all, so were can I down load a Recovery disk at?

A:How can I download XP Recovery Disk for Compaq Presario PC?

The compaq support page for that model doesn't show any recovery/restore disks but if you google SR1563CL "recovery disk" you'll get a few hits. There's one site that comes up under several different names that appears to be a BS site as it lists windows 7 and 8 disks for that model. This one might be legitimate:http://hpandcompaq.com/ProductList....It's number 819 toward the bottom or do a search for SR1563CL. Looks like it costs $27 and they mail you the disks.You can also install XP using a regular xp installation disk and then download the necessary drivers from the support page for that model.

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I need a quick recovery cd for a presario 2135us compaq notebook. can anyone download one for me?

A:Need Compaq Presario 2135us Recovery Disk

Contact Compaq.

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Hi there.

I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a Compaq pressario SR1629UK, there was a huge problem and I need to do a destructive recovery however they PC came with no disks. I have tried an F10 recovery but even tho I repeatedly press F10 the pc starts as normal. Is there any other way I can do a recovery or access the recovery with out disks?

Regards

A:Compaq Presario...F10 Recovery Not Working and No Disks

Hello ladyrazzor, welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Try this instead:
Go to your Start menu.
Under Programs or All Programs, look for PC Help and Tools. (or something similar)
Under Help and Tools, if you see it, click on Compaq System Recovery.
You will be asked if you really want to start system recovery, click Yes.

If asked to reboot, do so.
I've never used this method to do a recovery on my Compaq-the only thing I know is the option is there under the Start Menu.

If that doesn't work, you can try something else. Also in Help and Tools, you may see an option to make recovery disks.
You'll need a bunch of blank cd's to do this, then you can use them to do your recovery.

Good luck, let us know what happens.

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Hi, I just got a hand me down Compaq Presario laptop model V2321US with Windows XP Pro. Can someone help me to erase everything that was added to the computer prior to the previous owner's use? Unfortunately, I do not have the Origional system disk but the computer seems to be working perfectly.

Thanks for any help and advice.
Rick
 

A:Compaq Presario Needs Full System Recovery

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Hi all

This is a very common question for which I couldn'g find a specific answer after searching the forum. Please excuse for a redundant question. I have necessary system recovery disk to perform destructive recovery of my PC. The main reason for the recovery is my suspicion that my PC is cluuterred with junk from my past years of PC use. I am having a C:\windows directory almost 3.8G which i feel is too high? Also the C:Windows\system32 files are approx 1 G. I have done disk defragment cleaned up using disk clean and cleaned my Temp folders. Now i have decided to do a system recovery to solve this issue. My question is should i remove my PCI cards that I installed for eg. IEEE 1394 firewire card and additional RAM and hard drivethat I added as regular upgrades to my machine. Will leaving this in my machine during recovery crash or cause undesirable effects to my computer. My other question is if a high disk usage to the ture of 3.8 in my C:\WINDOWs directory a normal for XP home edition. Many thanks for your kind review and response.

A:System Recovery Question for my compaq Presario S4000NX

Hello lak2000

I would remove any PCI cards which you added ( i.e they were not in the machine originally, so will not be involved in the Restore)
Reinstall them after the Restore

You can leave the hard drive, as long as it is not external.
Just make sure to restore to the correct Drive (check the drive letter)
You can leave the RAM

Disconnect all peripherals such as printer etc.

For XP Pro, my Windows directory is 3GB
My System32 folder is 1GB

I should add that I recently reinstalled XP, so these figures will be higher for a system which has been running longer.

.

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Compaq presario with Vista. Trying to do a clean install of windows 7 on comapq presario f500. Problem is the machine will only boot from hard drive. Cd drive works fine just can't boot from it.
Windows 7 install disk won't boot. Windows xp install cd won't boot. In bios setup I've move the dvd/cdrom drive to top of boot list still no luck. So I got tricky booted from vista and starting windows 7 install cd from windows explorer. Install hung part way through and I had to turn off the computer. No I can't boot vista and have an incomplete install of windows 7 which won't boot. Not even safe mode. When you boot hit Esc the boot menus only shows notebook hard drive as an option.

I've also tried unpluging the battery to clear out cmos no help.

Help I've trying to upgrade for a relative. Now the machine is uselss.

A:Compaq presario can only boot from hard disk

Download and write the latest Win7 official installer for your licensed version to flash stick from Steps 1 and 2 here which will also show you how to get a perfect install.

If you have files to rescue from Vista you can Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

Otherwise boot the flash stick, choose Custom install, delete all partitions and create new partition(s) as desired, format and install.

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A friend of mine brought me her Compaq Presario S5140WM Desktop PC for help installing a new graphics card. What I found was that her computer was soo infected with viruses and spyware that some of the files needed to install the new drivers was corrupted and the hardware driver install failed. I ran an online virus scan from Trend Micro (Housecalls) and used Spybot S&D and Ad-aware SE to clean up what I could. After all that, I ran another online scan using Panda Active Scan and the results of that scan showed that she still had spyware and a number of Trojans which Housecalls was not detecting. I recommend that she back up all critical files and run the HP recovery program which was located on it's own partition on her HDD. It seems that she must have encountered some sort of a problem with the recovery because Windows now reports that she has less than 100MB of HDD space available on an 80 gig HDD.

She really doesn't want to go through the process of running the recovery again. Is there a way of correcting this by other means? Before she ran the System Recovery, she had approximately 41 gigs free on the HDD. From what she is telling me, it sounds like Windows created a complete system backup that was not deleted once System Recovery was completed.

What do you think.

Keith

A:Low HDD space after running HP system recovery on Compaq Presario S5140WM Desktop PC

I would run the recovery again, and pay special attention for option to format the drive before installing windows.

HP (I believe) calls it a destructive install - as it wipes the partition removing all data from it.

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Hi Guys. I'm new to this so, sorry if i post it wrong?

Well, Last night, my laptop totally froze. No mouse movement. Screen froze. Everything. The only way to get round this was to disconnect any power to the laptop and remove the battery. That solved my 1st Problem. However, once i tried to reboot the system, All i got was a black screen with flashing Caps lock light OR in some cases it begins to start up however, at the ''Starting Windows screen'' It goes black and stays black.

Erm, i really love my laptop so if anyone has any suggestions to fix this.. or if i've posted it in the wrong section i apologize i just need a fix :(

-samiexx

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I have a Compaq Presario C304NR and am encountering the Blue Screen of Death in the middle of Windows boot-up.  I can access the Recovery program (using F11), but find that the only option I have involves the loss of all my data.  Unfortunately, I neither backed up the data nor created the necessary recovery discs before the boot failure. Question 1: Partition Recovery vs. HP recovery discs? Do the Recovery discs that I could order from HP provide an option that could prevent this data loss (even if only by copying it to removable media), or do they operate exactly as the Recovery program on the hard drive? Question 2: Boot DVD to copy files? Is there any way to boot up from a CD/DVD with a file manager program (or some such: I saw a hopeful mention about a download called Knoppix) and copy my data to another DVD (or flash drive)?  Would you have any suggestions about which option would be best, and where to find the download?  I'm using an e-Machine desktop with Windows 7 and a broadband Internet connection as my workshop. In case some history and context would be helpful, here's some background: The C304NR was bought in November 2006.  It has p/n RL177UA#ABA and the original XP Home OS.  I think i installed SP2 and SP3, but i'm not sure .  The laptop began misbehaving after i installed Norton 360.  It became so slow as to be unusable for the most part.  Eventually I started receiving an error message... Read more

A:Boot-up failure with Presario C304NR: recovery discs and dat...

johnw47, There is a lot of good information here regarding the mup.sys hang during startup: http://www.aitechsolutions.net/mupdotsysXPhang.html or http://www.google.com/search?q=Mup.sys&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz= Try booting to the BIOS  (F10) and run the Hard Drive Self Test.  Be sure you have only the ac adapter connected.  You can take the hard drive out pretty easily and put it into a hard drive enclosure usb kit.  This would allow you to copy paste or backup the data. -wes

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I attempted to order an XP home edition recovery disk from HP and when I received it I get an error message "This recovery XP disk is not for your model PC". I called HP and they stated they do not have a recovery disk for this model anymore . I asked what should I do and she told me to buy an new PC. I think that choice is unaceptable!
Anyway I asked for a refund and they said they would do that.

Never the less I am still having issue. I will explain below.

Compaq 5321SR running XP home edition.

I have ran virus software, spy software, disk defrag, HijackThis, ccleaner, attempted system restore which is not possible. I have 1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4, 1024 RAM.

Issues I am having are; I can not run system restore as stated before, I can not run msconfig (can't fine file), IE will not display links correctly (cookie issue) I uninstalled IE7 and attempted to run IE6 but still it does not operate correctly, no admin account, can not launch WMP (windows media player) unless I type mplayer2 in the run window, I can not turn on the windows firewall. I attempt turning on the firewall but then it prompts me to go to firewall setting but it has both on/off options grayed out.

I am sure I am missing some fles or they got corupt somehow.

I am now at a loss as to what to do.

If anyone would like to offer some assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

Troy
 

A:No Compaq system recovery disk available from HP

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The laptop made some subtle clicking noises and would eventually crash after being on for 30 mins+. I noticed that avast didn't load during start up and when I scheduled a boot time scan, it wouldn't run. I decided to re-install Windows (XP SP3). I deleted everything on the drive and did a quick format. About half way through the installation process, I received a black screen that there is a "hard error." I tried again and received a blue screen that says Setup can't format the partition and that the drive may be damaged.

I suspect it's a dead hard drive that's causing the problems...I was just hoping someone could confirm this. My uncle wants to keep the laptop and is willing to buy a new hard drive...but will it work?

Also, I was able to access the bios and do the HDD self test and it checked out ok, which I thought was weird. Do I need to do the longer version?

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Compaq Presario X1000 HDD failure?

Yes, the hard drive is dead and yes, a new hard drive will work fine
 

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Hi All

I realise this is possibly not the right room for this, but here goes.

Compaq presario V5000 laptop started giving consistant BSOD on start up, no boot (even safemode possible)

*** STOP 0x000000c2 (0x00000043, 0xDFFE8000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Ran linux did memory and hard drive check, seems ok. Have got all my data off and trying to recover the computer to a working state, but turns out the Compaq recovery DVDs i made invoke windows XP, this of course brings on the blue screen of im at the end of my tether.

Any suggestions, as I havn't got a scratch startable version of windows (as they don't give away them anymore.)


Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq presario recovery

Hi.
ok why can you use your restore cd to boot the the laptop with pressing F11 when booting the laptop,then follow the instruction.

N.B
i also have problem with mind i can not used it anymore because i have accident i lost my restore cd for compaq presario v5000.
can you please copy and send them via my e-mail,[email protected]
if you done mined.

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When I boot my Compaq Presario V4000, with Windows XP Home Edition operating system, I receive the following error:

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller V2.13(020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

It keeps cycling through the last two lines of the error; however, if I hit <ctrl><alt><del> I get past the error, and the machine boots fine.

I have tried the following: 1) Restoring the BIOS settings 2) Reseating the memory

I still get that error. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario V6000 notebook. It's recently become cluttered and has slowed down. Instead of spending days clearing out unwanted programs, I'm wanting to format the C drive. There's a recovery partition on my notebook, and the Windows XP Media Center product key sticker is located on the bottom of the notebook.

I'm sorry if this is asked anywhere; I just want to be absolutely sure that Windows XP will be reinstalled when I reformat. I've reformatted an old desktop before, and to my horror Windows XP did not reinstall itself.
 

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I have the unfortunate condition of owning a Compaq, and having the included PC Tools corrupted. I specifically need the Recover CD Creator executable, probably located at "C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\START.EXE". I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could send this file to me.
 

A:Compaq Presario Recovery CD Creator (XP)

Is your restore partition flaked?
 

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Due to being raped by viruses, I went out and bought a new computer. I used my old virus-ridden hard drive in the new computer and cleaned it up with norton anti-virus. I was using it as a back-up drive, but then decided I would like to put it into my old computer and sell it.

So I popped in the recovery disc, selected "full system recovery". Some sort of error happened, so I rebooted, and it said "No OS detected, press 'r' for full system recovery"

So I did, then I keep getting a blue screen saying "Check for viruses. Check HD for proper configuration, Run CHKDSK/F, scan for HD corruption,
Tech info: STOP 0x0000007B (0xF7948640 0xC0000034 0x00000000 0x00000000"

Any ideas?
 

A:Xp Compaq Presario Recovery Error

I aslo tried to put it back in my new computer, and now it wont even detect it.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1930NX, it previously belonged to my brother and when I recieved it it was a virus addled mess. Luckily, or so I thought, it had a recovery partition. The problem was I did not know how to use it.

In my searches I found this forum, and specifically this thread, http://tinyurl.com/26cud9k

Armed with this knowledge I went back to my computer and started it up. I tried both F10 and F11, I can't remember which but one did nothing and the other sent me to the standard BIOS menu that I could reach by hitting Esc. Is there some kind of BIOS update I need to run to fix this? Or am I just hosed and have to shell out money to try and get a recovery disc?
 

A:compaq presario sr1930nx recovery

Compaq says to press the F10 key repeatedly immediately following the POST flash screen.

Just after the first screen appears (the logo screen), press the F10 key repeatedly until a recovery menu appears.Click to expand...

Try that. If it fails, try several more times in case timing is critical. Tapping the F10 key at a fairly fast rate usually works.
 

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Have a friend with a really screwed up hard drive; need to reformat C: and do a clean Win XP reinstall. Am not familiar with the way HP sets up their computers with C: and D: partitions, the D: partition being the "recovery" partition. I first thought I could use that to restore the HD to what was there when the computer was purchased in 2005, but it appears that the only items in the recovery partition are the original application programs and drivers -- no Windows OS.

So, my first question is, have I missed/am not seeing that Windows IS on the recovery partition and that running the recovery program will wipe C: clean and reinstall everything INCLUDING Windows XP. . . or will it just reinstall the original applications and drivers, but leave everything else as is?

2nd question: If the recovery partition does not include Windows, will I encounter any problems if I reformat C: to wipe it clean and reinstall XP from a genuine MS Win XP CD, then use the recovery partition to reinstall the original applications and drivers?

3rd question: The original OS was actually Windows Media Center, but this person uses her computer only for e-mail and the Internet, so I see no reason to put WMC back on; Win XP Home should be all she needs. Is that a valid conclusion, or is the hardware set up to expect WMC XP instead of plain ol' XP Home and we will have problems if we install the latter and then load the drivers from the recovery partition?
 

A:Recovery partition - Compaq Presario

The best solution to this is to contact Compaq/HP and order new recovery disk set for this model computer they will arrive in the mail and cost less than you can imagine.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Obtaining a Recovery CD or DVD set
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...dlc=en&product=90387&lang=en&docname=bph07143
 

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My Dad's computer wouldn't boot the other day and I used the recovery process that comes with the machine. It said that the data would be preserved via the process but some programs would need to be reinstalled. After running thru the process (it uses a partition on D:, if that helps at all) it removed all the data. I contacted HP and chatted online with a tech and they said it wipes out My Documents! Why the process said it preserved data is a bit of a mystery. The techs had me download a deleted files recovery program and it found 6700+ files, none that looked likes Dad's data. I don't think the data was deleted.

I believe the data is still on the hard drive... here is why-
While it was going thru the recovery process it said it was backing up files.
The hard drive space still shows 24 of 30 GB used. I think that's about what was there before the crash!
The process removes the user profiles and the "Dad-Mom" profile is where the data was stored.
It recovered some photos in the shared documents folder which makes user profiles more curious.
I appreciate the help. I should have been more careful about running this program, but I trusted the "no data loss statement." Live and learn.

dadkins

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My husbands computer has trojans, and all kinds of malicious files, I need a reboot disk and the HP website is no help. Is there any other way to get one? Or any other way to get rid of these viruses?

Its a compaq presario v6000 and has windows xp home.

Thanks for any help I can get with this.
 

A:need compaq presario v6000 recovery?

I would suggest contacting HP for the discs.

The following is a link to their website, specifically the recovery discs.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3200953#ChooseAnOS

For some computer models, the link to order recovery discs is not available on the product page. For those models, you can order HP recovery discs by clicking the Contact HP link at the top-left of this web page and HP Customer Care will assist you. You must have your product number and serial number to order.Click to expand...
Otherwise for help with removing the viruses and such, I would suggest that you request a moderator to move this thread to the Malware removal section.
 

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

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

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hi 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Can anyone please help us?
 

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

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Hi

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

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

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

Help!!
 

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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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Well first of all My names Kyle And this is my first post here ive red up on the other posts similar to mine ive changed my bios ive tried unhooking and hooking stuff back in but the main resaon there not helping me is that im pretty much "hardware illiterate" cuz i really know nothing about hardware im decent with software. so plz explain what it looks like or where it is thx alot
-Kyle
 

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

Ok I dont wanna sound patronising but !! have you left a floppy in the floppy drive?
 

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A few months ago I created another partition, and today I found that there was 31MB which was not being used by any partition. I went to control panel, System and maintenance, Administrative tools, Disk management(something like that) so I could make a partition with that 31MB and then merge it with another partition.

Now youre saying " Why the hell did he want to add 31MB more space to another partition"
The answer is : I am running with a 320GB hard disk with not more than 3GB Free space :D and one of the partition is only 1GB which I use to store my web designs projects, which that partition was lacking of free space too and 31MB were good enough to save a full basic website.

While I was creating that partition, the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) appeared and when the pc booted the following message appeared :
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I inserted the OS disk and clicked the repair "link". A strange thing was that there were no OS at all. I skipped that option and did a start up repair, but no luck at all, the system re started and the same error appeared.
I tried choosing System Restore but there were no restore points, Tried also System Image recovery but an error appeared saying " Windows cannot find a system image on this computer...."

Then the last option was to chose the Command Prompt, I typed "Dir C:" to check if the partition C: was there but it listed the partition which had 1GB space (E:).
It ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Anyone please

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Ok, I just finished building my custom pc. The stats are: Asus A8N sli premum mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 160 gb seagate sata 3gbs hardrive, 400W power supply, 512 mb kingstom ram, e-GeForce 6800 GT PCI-E video card, and NEC dvd-burner. <p>
The problem is that I cannot get any drives to boot from the IDE channels. I'm only using the IDE for the dvd-burner optical drive. I tried changing the cables, changing jumper settings and nothing! The optical drive is working because I already tested it in a friends computer. The hardrive is using SATA1.<p>
When I turn on my computer it just lists all of the devices detected, not showing anything on the IDE channels...it just shows this message: <br>
Disk boot Failure insert system disk and press enter<br>
Is this message normal? I assume that message is asking to insert the OS disc, but I can't because of this problem<p>
If I get one of those IDE to SATA adaptors for my optical drive, would it recognize it? What can I try to change in the BIOS so it can recognize my dvd-burner?<p>

I can access the mobo BIOS. The cpu seems to be running fine, I already tried changing the ram to a different channel. Also the computer did shut itself down like 3 times since I installed it, is using a cheap 20 pin PSU that came with the case, whereas, the mobo is 24 pin, but I can still power on because of the extra 4 pin connector. Could this cheap PSU relate to my problem of not recognizing drives in th... Read more

A:Disk boot Failure insert system disk and press enter

there arnt any disks in the flopy drive are there

jsut thoghut id ask:blush:
 

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

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

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

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

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem?
 

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

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

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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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Hello. I was uninstalling Norton Antivirus 2005 and during the uninstallation process, the PC rebooted (without warning me) and then the computer sat at a black screen. The screen said "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter". Can you please let me know what might be causing the problem? I haven't made any recent hardware or software changes to the computer (other than attempting to uninstall Norton Antivirus 2005). Please let me know if you have any suggestions to fix this problem. I have already tried changing the boot order sequence in the bios, but that did not fix the problem. Thanks!
 

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

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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.
 

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

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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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 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.

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

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

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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

A:Disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

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

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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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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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

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

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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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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hello, this is my first post here after using this site many times without actually posting anything, i decided to give it a go:

the title explains it pretty straight forward: DISK BOOT FAILURE - INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER is the message i get after my bios load. Alright what do i know? I know it's probably not detecting my hard drive (it's an IDE set as the slave) because when i enter the BIOS i can only see my cd drive as master, and no secondary boot devices. Curious thing...if i spend about 3 seconds in the BIOS, exit and save changes (even when i make no changes at all) my computer will start up just fine, without the message. I also know that when i do this, and go back to BIOS it now displays my HDD as my secondary device.
Highly doubt it has anything to do with the IDE cords, everything besides the HDD and Cd drive are only a week old, but hey i never know. Also on a side note, i have a memory slot (for camera memory sticks and such) drive connected to the motherboard as well...which came with the case.
Any help or comments, or suggestions will be very appreciated, thanks everyone!

-Ryan
 

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

Of course an IDE Drive set as the slave it not going to boot... under normal circumstances.
To boot, the hard drive must be primary 1, or the BIOS must be set for a bootable device other than Primary 1.
It can be floppy, or CD, or hard drive, but a hard drive jumpered as slave, must be first in the boot order.
But you will always have troubles when a drive on a secondard cable is jumpered as a slave, no matter what the BIOS is ordered to do.
 

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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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"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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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.
 

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

double post closing this one.
 

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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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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.

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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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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.

I have also tried the Bootrec.exe commands ... Read more

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

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Hey, have built a new pc, but am using the same hd as my old one, when booting i get a "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" however when i press enter it boots up, not really a big problem just annoying and i wonderd if anyone could help get rid of it.

TIA
 

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well i have read a lot about this problem but im dont think i really found a solution so i thought i would make a new thread. Well i was just on my computer using p2p file sharing program. and then my computer froze. first the program itself and then the whole computer just froze. So i held down the power button until it turned off and then i turned it back on and then i received this error. Disk boot failure. insert system disk and press enter. I have a sony computer 1.6 ghz. 512 ram Windows XP Home Edition. I have my stuff backed up, i used it as a secondary and i backed up the things i needed, so i dont really care that much if i need to format. The funny thing though is that it actually froze once on my brothers computer when i was transferring files and when i restarted it wouldnt boot up and when i took out my hard drive my brothers computer booted up perfectly and after it booted up perfectly i shutted it back down and then i attached my hard drive as a slave again and then it booted up. Another funny thing is that when i attached it back to my computer it booted up it was kinda wierd but after a couple of minutes of using the computer it froze and a blue screen came up saying something about a memory dump so i had to restart and the error came. What i did though was i detached both sides of the cable (the side that connects to the motherboard and other side connecting to hard drive) and then i connected it back and it booted again. And if it froze I would do the same... Read more

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

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

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Hey all,

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

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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 pulled the side pannel off my comp last night to clean the dust off side fans. I somehow accidently unplugged the main hard drive SATA cable. Without knowing I tried to start my computer up and of course got an error message. I plugged the HDD back in thinking it should boot up fine this time. Boot up starts up as normal and goes to the ASUS Crosshair screen where you can enter Bios then goes to a black screen that states "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter" My hard drives are all hooked up and I've gone into BIOS to make sure nothing changed. I even set boot priority to CD Rom and put Windows 7 system disk in. Every time computer turns on though I get same Disk Boot Failure message. I even tried using an older Vista CD hoping it might ask me if I want to reformat. Only thing I'm able to do is go into Bios and change things around, but cant figure it out.

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Are you sure you put it back as it was before, worth double checking
Check all other sata and power leads to make sure their pushed fully home

In bios can you see all devices HDDs and optical drives

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issue resolved- see post #3

Hello,

I have a damaged hard drive (WD 250GB) that I pulled from my external enclosure.
I'm trying to do data recovery on it, so i connected it to the slave IDE cable (middle one right?).

Now when I start up my PC, it gives me that error message, but my Primary boot disk (Seagate 80GB) works fine when th Slave isn't plugged in. (I'm guessing it's a BIOS or a jumper setting that's telling it to look at the Slave as the Boot disk???)

I thought I had the BIOS configured correctly to the best of my ability, but now it's beyond me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Put the drive into a powered USB enclosure. It must have its own power adapter. You have a good chance of recovery there.
If you must put it inside a case, you must change the jumpers, assuming you are using PATA or EIDE. The main drive to which you are copying, must be jumpered as Master, and the failed drive must be jumpered as slave. USE EIDE 80 conductor 40 connector cables.
You will not have good luck depending on the EIDE cable alone, or while using Cable Select. That puts you at risk of losing even more data.
Once you start this recovery, do not stop until done, as it is possible the drive will never again power up, depending on its condition. Keep that drive spinning.

Once your drives are properly jumpered, you should have good luck in your data rescue, as long as the bearings are not failing. The other main cause of trouble is the magnetic media bubbling up and pealing off. That usually starts at the outer edge. The centrifugal force of the drive plates will cause the bubbled parts to be destroyed and blow off due to the force of the rapdily moving air.
 

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

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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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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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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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Yesh I kno its been talked about before but I read a few of them and it didnt help me so here goes.

I am running Windows XP Professional and it came up with that message when i turned on the computer.

In my bios it is set up to CD is first boot and HDD is second I dont have a floppy drive and only 1 hardrive...

K I do not have the original windows xp pro installation cd, but I do have a full unused version of windows xp home edition installation cd and I put that in and booted off of that it started loading up like its supposed to then I got to the screen that said to start installing windows xp press enter so i did that then it went to the agreement thing and said press f8 to aggree to these terms i did that and it braught up a new screen saying

Windows XP Home Edition Setup

The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.

*To set up Windows XP on the selected item, Press ENTER.
*To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, Press C.
*To delete the selected partition, Press D.

(then in this box is says)

Unknown Disk
<There is no kisk in this drive.>

and at the bottom in white it says

Enter=Install D=Delete Partition F3=Quit

Now no matter what button in this screen I press I end up in the Blue *STOP* screen

Please help me with this i Need a way to get windows Home Editioned installed without formating the entire hardrive if any of u have any sugge... Read more

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

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i wanted to get two computers gaming on the internet at the same time but found that one of the computers (comp 1) did not have free space to install the game. my other computer (comp 2) has more space than it knows what to do with and already has the game installed on it. both computers worked perfectly. then i decided to see if i could take a hard drive from (comp 2) and install it in (comp 1). this worked for (comp 1) but when i tried to boot (comp 2) it stopped at verifing dmi pool data... disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. After putting stuff back the way it was and restarting several times only to repetedly get this same message it finally got windows to boot up.
then i attempted to retry what i had done before but now windows is not booting and it is reading off the same error message.
 

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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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Last night, my computer worked perfectly normal and smooth. However, when I wake up in the morning and turn on my computer I get this message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". It just stucks there with the message and not able to continue. So I put in my Windows 7 CD, and now I'm forced to reinstall my Windows. I don't mind losing my data, but as I click Install Windows, it would not install because it cannot detect a Disk to install on. I click refresh and load driver, but no luck. It seems like my Hard Drive is dead or something. The only drive I could locate is my CD-Rom drive, but no hard drive to install. Then I was told to go to BIOs Setup by hitting F1,F2, Delete, F10 or w/e keys when my computer first booted. I went in there, but I don't know how to check if Hard Drive is recognized or not. I really want to make sure which exact part of my computer is broken so I don't waste money buying new parts that is still working. The problem is I'm stuck at the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". Nothing i tried can continue, not even safe mode. So, what is wrong?

Thanks.
 

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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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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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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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BOOT DISK FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
That is what my comp says when I try and start my PC without the XP disc in. I am on it right now and have no problems, but for some reason I can't start up my computer without putting my System Disk in. And I am totally lost.
 

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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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ok, i wanted to change the grapichs card, on my moms computer. but it didnt fit so i put the grapichs card back, then whenever i try to start the computer i get this disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter my mom got all her work on the computer and the harddisk is brand new.

what to do? shes really pissed of at me :(

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Hold on !!! Reconnect all bus cables and power cables for all IDE drives. Go to ur cmos settings and check if all the drives have been recognised. Plzz state what type of system ur using ie: Branded and Assembled

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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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

Start by reconnecting the HardDrive or cables
Then go from there

It is possible the HardDrive has actually failed too

By the way,




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

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

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