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Low priority - No OS found - please insert disk and reboot. WTF?


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#1 10 Beers

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

 Win XP Pro, SP3 -  Not Crtiical - yet - just a botheration. This happened twice in the past week. I fired up last Monday and I got "No OS found. Please Insert Startup Disk and reboot". Ok, I rebooted without the CD and everything went just fine. Later boots all week - no problem until this morning and I get the same warning. I shut down, unplugged everything not necessary and rebooted with chkdsk /R /X and there wasn't anything outstanding. Should I be shopping for a new HD? Oh yeah, I ran the diagnosics from Maxtor, the HD mfgr and it came up clean. 

The one I'm using for C: is fairly new, (6 months) and has two partitons - C:, the boot part. and D:, where I put stuff not needed on C: I have other HD's divided into partitions holding music, photos and personal (H: is a USB Black Armor password protected for really person stuff but I don't think they have anything to do with happeded that involved my boot drive, C: 

 As I stated, this is low priority. There's folks here that NEED help right now but I ain't one, so help them first, ok? But, any advise is always nice.



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hi

 

Did you plugged any USB pen drive at the time the system shows that message. This can be happen if you plugged a flash drive when powering on the system. The system may try to boot from the flash drive instead of HDD.






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