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#1 Ronniebebe

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 07:35 PM

:thumbsup: During the start up of my computer I got the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
I assumed by system it meant the windows you use, I use XP, so I put the disk for XP in and pressed enter, nothing happened. Over the next couple of hours I tried time and time again to see if it would start, then it did, no idea why. Never turned it off last night just in case it would not start again.

Need some ideas.Ron

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:05 PM

Either your hard drive crashed or maybe the ide cable connecting your harddrive has come unplugged. Simply pop off the side cover of your case and check it out. keep a hand on an unpainted metal surface to dicharge any static electricity while inside your computer.

#3 PapaSmurf88

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 05:10 AM

Did you check the disk drive? I dont mean to be mean but I have had several ppl (about $400 worth) call my computer repair business and ask me to come out there for this error, and all it is, is a non-system disk (i.e. DOS boot up disk) that I have to eject and it will still cost them $80 for me to eject that disk. Sry that was off topic, anyways as my teacher always told me. K.I.S.S.

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#4 thedon57

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 04:34 PM

[B][SIZE=7] your systems disk is the one that came with your computer is for the motherboard ,its the one you put in after you have loaded windows, it has your drivers on it, for you colours sounds, and many other bits etc.

Hope this helps you.
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:34 PM

REFERENCE NUMBER: CH000387

Disk boot failure:

Issue:

Disk boot failure.

Cause:

This issue could be caused by any of the following possibilities.

1. Boot options are not set properly in CMOS
2. Non bootable CD or CD-R in computer
3. All boot devices set are not bootable

Solution:

BOOT OPTIONS ARE NOT SET PROPERLY IN CMOS

Verify that the boot options within CMOS are set properly. Below is an example of how we recommend the boot options be set.

1. Floppy drive
2. CD-ROM drive
3. Hard Drive
4. Other / Network

NON BOOTABLE CD OR CD-R IN COMPUTER

Verify that no CD or CD-R is in the computer possibly causing the computer to attempt to boot from that disc.

ALL BOOT DEVICES SET ARE NOT BOOTABLE

If all of the above recommendations have been attempted and you encounter the same issue it is likely that the computer is not detecting any devices in the computer that are bootable. Attempt to boot from a bootable floppy disk.

If you are unable to boot from a known bootable floppy diskette, ensure that the floppy drive is properly setup. Additional information and troubleshooting on the computer floppy drive can be found on document CH000277.

Once you are able to boot from a bootable floppy diskette, ensure that the hard disk drive is able to be read. Information about why you may not be able to see the hard drive when booting from a floppy diskette can be found on document CH000047.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000387.htm




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