"disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
Recently facing trouble with my desktop computer (acer aspire x1200) starting up. It all started during a defrag.
Not sure if it's hard drive failure, motherboard or what.
Upon powering up I have 2 options on acer startup screen "del: enter setup" and "f12: boot menu".
So far i can get into the "del: enter setup" no problem. While "f12: boot menu" I am having trouble accessing even though I press the f12 button.
During the times I was able to access "f12: boot menu" it only showed cd-rom below nvidia option a couple times. Though majority of the time it showed no cd-rom. See pics I took.
The black screen is what comes up after selecting nvidia option.
The times in "f12: boot menu" that it showed cd-rom option I had Ubuntu live cd in disc holder. After selecting to boot with cd-rom with Ubuntu it loaded live cd fine but I could not get past Ubuntu start screen. Selecting any of the start options and pressing enter did nothing.
Also while in cmos/bios it shows no cd-rom and hard disk. Only shows nvidia.
Any thoughts, advice or tips would be great.
Edited by troy111, 19 May 2014 - 12:19 PM.