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boot failure from previous device

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#1 trouble65


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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

Help, I've run out of ideas...this machine took a lightning spike.....since then it won't boot, say boot failure from previous device. I even tried another known working hard drive, and same messege. It wants me to put a boot disk in drive A: I've tried several different config, but nothing changes. I don't really have access to a machine with a floppy drive. What can I do to resolve this? Also the cd drive keeps opening and closing...what the? My system was xp....any suggestions would be great, thanx in advance.

Edited by hamluis, 11 September 2011 - 03:54 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:16 PM


The issue could be many things here, my first thought would be the psu not supplying power to the hard drive thus the mobo not detecting the hard drive. Or two the mobo's is bad and is not communicating with the hard drive.

Try using another 4 pin molex power connector say the one plugged into the DVD drive and see if it boots. If not then I would say your mobo is messed up.

Did you make sure the hard drive is set in the BIOS the lightning may have reset your bios.
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

System manufacturer and model?


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