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Disk Boot Failure - Help

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#1 ALplusEX


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:20 PM

Dont know what happened to my hard drive. I was using it just fine an hour ago. Plugged a different hard drive in,took that one out and when I changed it back and booted it up it said 'Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Hit Enter' When I click Boot Menu there isnt an option to choose for my hard drive, just my cd-rom.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 ALplusEX

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:44 PM

Has to be something wrong with my hard drive. Since my computer is working fine with my old hardrive connected.

Is my hard drive dead? Or can I fix this problem?

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:18 PM

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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