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Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Question: Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !

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hi sir,im vijay..
im usin 2tb segate new hard disk sir..in my system i cant able to boot my os and also my hard disk ...its showin that hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter ...i restarted many times its sayin the same problem...in my gigabite mobo bios my hard disk is not get detected sir....the problem is that wen im installin the new os for 2nd time its all went nice only sir but at the completion of the os it wil ask for the user name and password but in my system its frozen sir fully of black screen and i cant able to do anythin so i restarted my system from that im gettin this error as hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter.....that my new hard disk and all of my data is in that hard disk only..this problem arises wen im installing the os for 2nd time sir...till now its showin the same error sir...

plz help me..im so confused..

Answer:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.
 

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

Here's what I found ou... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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Recently, after unplugging my system from its power source (removing power cable from the power supply) and then later reconnecting the power source, the machine will not boot unless a Vista system disc is in the drive upon boot, mind you, not booting from the disc, just having it in the tray and booting to the OS harddrive. If the disc is not present at startup the machine displays the following error message:

DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.

If I insert the disc after this is displayed, the machine hangs and does nothing. If I restart my system after inserting the disc, the machine boots as normal.

Attempted fixes:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd, /fixboot

Operations complete successfully but they do not fix the problem. These actions were attempted primarily as a shot in the dark. Typically I have encountered this issue when the molex connector or other cabling is loose on the OS HDD, but that is obviously not the issue, since I am posting this from the machine.

OS is currently installed on an IDE drive, set as master on the primary IDE channel.

Any suggestions would be appreciated to save my the extra step in order to boot.

Answer:Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press Enter to Continue

bootrec /FixMbr

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Help. I just built a new computer and I don't know what's going on. I keep getting the error: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Here's my scoop:
-All new parts: IBM 30GB 7200rpm, P3 800EB, Aopen AX3S pro,128mb ram, 52x standard cd, standard floppy.
-Boot sequence = a,c
-I am trying to use a win98 boot disk (tried 2)
-followed my motherboard's instructions exactly
-CMOS and POST detect everything successfully

Everything checks out. What else is there? Could it be that my hard disk is dead???? A brand new Disk????

Thank you,

Allen

[email protected]
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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

I have installed a new hard drive and used three different sata cables none of that worked. I have even taken out the battery and that did not work. I am about to give up and scape the whole thing.
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter nothing seems to work

It sounds like a motherboard failure to me.
 

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Hi, I've recently tried to install a new HDD (WD Black 1 TB) and a new vid card ATI Radeon HD 3850. When I try to boot and install XP I'm getting the msg Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Before I was getting "PXE-E53: No Boot Filename Received." However I went into BIOS and disabled the OnChip LAN Controller and I'm now getting "Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."

When I check in BIOS it seems the HD and my CD Rom are both being detected (They both come up). My initial feeling is that my CDRom is failing, but could it also be that I've gotten a dead HD? If anyone can help me with the Disk Boot Failure problem I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
 

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Does "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" mean that there is no OS installed on the hard drive?

On my other computer it says "No Operating System found".

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

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Hi i have a self built pentium 4 pc that wont boot.
When i turn it on there is a very long wait at the HP Invent screen (it is a ms 6577 ver 2.1 board) and when it finally gets to the black screen with the slashing dash in the top left hand corner it just flashes for around a minute before saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
I have managed to get it to boot once by going into the recovery tool on the XP disk and using "FIXBOOT" but that only worked once and it wont work any more. The specs of the pc are,

PENTIUM 4 1.8GHZ 478
MS 6577 VER 2.1 BOARD
256 MB RAM
20 GB WESTERN DIGITAL HARD DRIVE.

There is nothing to lose on this PC. Thanks in advance. Alex
 

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When I start my non-brand PC with an MSI mobo I receive the following message:
disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

At first I thought it was the SATA hard drive but when hooked up to another machine I can see all the files. When I went into the Phoenix/Award Bios all the drives are IDE drives. Not an SATA drive option anywhere. The computer was working great for a number of years. I hooked a brand new SATA drive and the BIOS does not recognize the drive.

What might be the problem and how might I use my hard drive again? Thanks!
 

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This is my first build and only problem im having right now is this disk boot failure error..I have a legal copy of vista and trying to install it on a SATA drive and using a DVD/RW to load the CD..I've checked all the connections and everything is seated correctly..went into the BIOS and set my DVD drive to primary and the SATA drive secondary and still no luck..Very frustrated and running out of ideas...Can someone help
 

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Hello everyone,

We have tried many things to get our computer running, and no luck. We have an older Pentium II 400 MHz computer, and we installed a brand new 500 GB IDE hard drive ( which is recognized at start-up ) and we have Windows XP to install. The computer will not install Windows, and the boot disk the hard drive manufacturer provided will not boot the computer.

We have been working on it for three nights and nothing!

We set the boot in BIOS to boot from CD, and it will not boot with Windows XP, or the hard drive CD that came from Western Digital. We even reset the bios, and took out the battery for over 5 minutes and no luck ( except that it helped the computer to finally recognize the new hard drive - we only have one which is set as the Primary Master. We checked all the cables, and disconected the main cables from behind the hard drive, and the two CD roms and nothing!

Can anyone please help us?
 

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Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

Answer:[SOLVED] Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

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Originally Posted by Greerere


Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?




the big possiblity is ur hardisk is in trouble.
please use disk utility to check it like deleted reference to illegal software.

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I have just put together an old computer which i had previously been using. It was taken apart, so i reassmbled with a new video card. When I start it and it goes to the second screen checking for IDE primary master etc. It just stops after having ...None after everything, and it just stays there. It doesn't respond to me pressing Delete to enter setup after that. I'm wondering if it could be mechanical or electrical, or both. Thanks
 

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Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Kyle

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Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!

CK_WD

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Hiya

Well, as some of you may jnow, this pc has caused me a lot of trouble. So, now its installed witha brand new Motherboard, RAM, AGP card, and hardDrive.

Installed Windows 2000 using the upgrade disk, popping in Win98 to confirm I had it. It all worked okay, but on a restart the error comes up:

Boot from CD: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Now, in the BIOS, I've had the boot sequence as all sorts. First, was

CDROM, HDD-0, Floppy

No joy, so went to

HDD-0, CDRom, floppy

then

Floppy, HDD-0, CDROM

Then, for the sheer heck of it

HDD-0, HDD-1, Floppy

Still nothing.

I tried it with Quick Boot disabled, nothing. Seek Floppy is Enabled, was disabled by defalut. HDD S.M.A.R.T is enabled, was disabled by default.

As the pc at home is the only one there, I can only answer via the work's pc during the day. I have my motherboard booklet, and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS

Any help would be great, so close to marking the threads that I've started on this problem Solved

Thanks in advance

eddie
 

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When I turn on my PC I get the following error message:
"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
I have a Maxtor 4d080h4 hard drive.
When I tried to run my Windows XP setup CD I'd get the following error message:
"Setup cannot access this disk"

Yesterday I browsed the web for this error message and it was recommended to download Active KillDisk and format the drive, so I did so. The hard drive was recognized and it started the formatting process. It got stuck at 96%, and now my hard drive is making clicking noises.

Now when I turn on my computer I still get the error, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Now when I run my Windows XP setup CD I get the blue screen error, "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

I downloaded the Maxtor PowerMax utility. I cannot perform any diagnostics because it tells me that "No device was found."

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

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Due to failure I have had to install a new HDD. When trying to boot with a starup disk so I can access the cd-rom and install windows, all I get is this message. Im using the 98 SE boot disk image available from bootdisk.com. Any ideas anyone??
 

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Hey, have built a new pc, but am using the same hd as my old one, when booting i get a "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" however when i press enter it boots up, not really a big problem just annoying and i wonderd if anyone could help get rid of it.

TIA
 

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Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Originally Posted by Mikey Foz


Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.



Hate to say it but it sounds like a dead HD. It cant hurt to try and format it but I suspect that will also fail.

Ken

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well i have read a lot about this problem but im dont think i really found a solution so i thought i would make a new thread. Well i was just on my computer using p2p file sharing program. and then my computer froze. first the program itself and then the whole computer just froze. So i held down the power button until it turned off and then i turned it back on and then i received this error. Disk boot failure. insert system disk and press enter. I have a sony computer 1.6 ghz. 512 ram Windows XP Home Edition. I have my stuff backed up, i used it as a secondary and i backed up the things i needed, so i dont really care that much if i need to format. The funny thing though is that it actually froze once on my brothers computer when i was transferring files and when i restarted it wouldnt boot up and when i took out my hard drive my brothers computer booted up perfectly and after it booted up perfectly i shutted it back down and then i attached my hard drive as a slave again and then it booted up. Another funny thing is that when i attached it back to my computer it booted up it was kinda wierd but after a couple of minutes of using the computer it froze and a blue screen came up saying something about a memory dump so i had to restart and the error came. What i did though was i detached both sides of the cable (the side that connects to the motherboard and other side connecting to hard drive) and then i connected it back and it booted again. And if it froze I would do the same... Read more

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Hi

i just built my own PC, the parts can be seen in my profile.

Any way, when i turn on my PC i get a Error saying: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. But when i put in the system disk and press enter i just get the same error again.

Ive been googling a little and to speed it up ill try to give some info to rule some stuff out.
Ive checked the BIOS and set the boot sequence to 1. CD 2. HDD 3. non.
The System disk im using is Windows Vista Home Premium (not a copy).
There is no scratches on the CD.

So far i think that it might be that the CD drive is damage.

Can anyone give me some advise? ill try my best to answer any questions if any are asked.

Thx in advanced
 

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I had a power outage last night and when I turned the computer back on this morning, it says that error. "Disk Boot Failure - Insert system disk and press enter"

I do not have a working CD drive in the computer so I hope that doesn't have anything to do with it.

Thanks for the help!
Melanie
 

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I have the following message displayed when booting up my PC:

Disc boot failure, insert system disc and press enter

The problem is that i do not have a windows XP system disc or restore disc, they have been lost. I tried to boot into safe mode by pressing F8 and this does not work either.

Is it possible to use a recovery disc from another PC running XP and using this to try to reinstall windows ?

Or is it possible to simply use a windows XP CD which was supplied for another PC ?

If these two options are not possible any suggestions what i can do ?

Any help will be appreciated

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

That message usually means there is a cd in the rom or a floppy in the drive. Other times it means the hard drive is dead.
Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

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Disk boot failure. Please insert system disk and press enter
I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my Western Digital Caviar GP 1 TB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.

Two weeks ago I switched off my pc and also switched the power off as I was going on holidays.Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Now when I'm back, I turn on the computer and I get this error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."

I am running two Operatings Systems. XP on a WD 320GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar 1 TB. I decided to keep XP just in case, but also that HDD fails to start up. It's making a clicking noise and after a while it gives the same error (I have tried to boot from both drives independably).

I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem (replaced battery, checked cables, checked BIOS where the 1st boot is the cd/dvd drive). I really do not want to reformat my hard drive (couldn't even do so as the sytem is not going any further than the error message). I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.

An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios.

I have tried to swap out SATA Cables (both drives are SATA btw) I have swapped SATA slots. I have tried to run off of the CD, however when asking which OS to select none are present and therefore none of the repair programs fix anything.

I have also tried the Bootrec.exe commands ... Read more

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Quote: Originally Posted by luursje


Disk boot failure. Please insert system disk and press enter
I have recently ran into some serious trouble with my Western Digital Caviar GP 1 TB Hard drive. In order for anyone to help me you must be updated with everything I have tried and the circumstances surrounding it.

Two weeks ago I switched off my pc and also switched the power off as I was going on holidays.Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Now when I'm back, I turn on the computer and I get this error saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE."

I am running two Operatings Systems. XP on a WD 320GB and Windows 7 on the Caviar 1 TB. I decided to keep XP just in case, but also that HDD fails to start up. It's making a clicking noise and after a while it gives the same error (I have tried to boot from both drives independably).

I have tried almost every suggested solution to this problem (replaced battery, checked cables, checked BIOS where the 1st boot is the cd/dvd drive). I really do not want to reformat my hard drive (couldn't even do so as the sytem is not going any further than the error message). I have valuable pictures and memories that I need.

An important note. The hard drive is recognized in the Bios.

I have tried to swap out SATA Cables (both drives are SATA btw) I have swapped SATA slots. I have tried to run off of the CD, however when asking which OS to select none are present and therefore none ... Read more

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For some reason each time I start my computer I keep getting a message that reads"Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter." When I insert the disk and press enter it then boots into windows vista. However, I don't want to have to keep doing this and would appreciate it if someone could suggest a fix? I have windows vista 32bit installed on one drive and windows 7 on another drive in the computer. I don't use the windows 7, and I mainly boot into vista if that helps. Thanks!!

Answer:Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter?

Try This...

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Hello,
After I got back my electricity from Hurricane Charlie. I turned on my secondary box and I got the "Pop-Fizz-Smoke" from my power supply. The mother board is an Asus CUSL2-C, Pentium 3 800 MHz, Windows XP Pro. So I just got a new power supply installed it. Everthing was going fine until my HDD was not getting auto-detected on boot up. I have an DVD-Rom on the secondary IDE channel and it was getting auto-detected. Well, I examined the mainboard to see if there was any burn or electrical marks on it front and back. I didnt see anything. I switched out IDE cables from my main box (works) and no go. The error that i am getting is "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Could anyone help me with this problem? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank You, Deft
 

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I've intel pentium4 processor cpu-2.40ghz/256mb ram/40 gb harddisk n i ws using window xp pro but suddenly it turned off and giving msg''disk boot failure insert sytem disk n press enter..... in the bottom of the blackscreen of boot..When i inserted new window xp cd in the cdrom for format it..But aft agrement page...previous partions r not showing there..(set up cant access this disk)error showing there..N 38202mb disk0 at id 0 on bus 0 on atapi...error in the bottom of this page as well..When i try 2 install it by enter..Stop:0X0000008E(0XC0000005,0XF94B49A8,0XF908775C,0X00000000) setupdd.Sys-Address F94B49A8 base at F948D000,Datestamp 41107C8F...Error in the death of blue screen...Plz help me!!
 

Answer:Disk boot failure insert system disk n press enter...

welcome to PCR ... err, I think

Replace the hard drive with a new one ... oh, and add at least 1Gb ram, or go back to Win98

and, take a course in English, preferably English UK, the King's English, now referred to as the Queens English for more than obvious reasons.



 

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Hey well basically i just download Windows XP SP2 when i had SP1 Orgiinally installed and when i installed SP2 this is when the problem started to occur so i reformated it back to SP1 and now everytime i boot up it always needs the "WINDOWS XP CD" to boot up.

Before it loads to the login place it has a black screen and says

VERYFIY DMI POOL DATA
BOOT FROM CD
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I press enter without a cd it dosnt load up just keeps asking the question.
then i put my windows xp cd and it loads up to normal i want it to load up from my harddrive like usual its gets real annoying if you need your cd all the time.

I even went to bios and try changing the boot up to hardrive first then CDROM then floppy i even try taking the cdrom bootup off and the problem still occurs .. =/

I CURRENTLY HAVE 2 HARDDRIVES INSTALLED

20GB MASTER - WINDOWS XP IS ON THAT ONE
40GB SLAVE - My Old Data Before i reformated to SP2 THEN BACK TO SP1

HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPREACTIATED THANK YOU =DD

DAVID..
 

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have to run master hd as a slave and another hd as a master
What I've done is used old 4 gig Samsung hd and installed XP on it and I can see my master through the 4 gig, i tried chckdsk /r, fixboot c:, fixmbr, tried to upgrade xp through xp disc, yes this is legit xp, but started as pirated one back in 2001 then 2002 paid 139.00 do get a key on the amnesty program and being almost 7 years I've losted key and MS has being giving the run round yea I should kept key on record, and this is my first major issue w/ OS everything has minor issues cause of software issues
I flashed bios to start fresh and see the drive master but can't get past, Please Insert a System Disk and Press Enter maybe y'all can give hand if not thats okay

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I pulled the side pannel off my comp last night to clean the dust off side fans. I somehow accidently unplugged the main hard drive SATA cable. Without knowing I tried to start my computer up and of course got an error message. I plugged the HDD back in thinking it should boot up fine this time. Boot up starts up as normal and goes to the ASUS Crosshair screen where you can enter Bios then goes to a black screen that states "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter" My hard drives are all hooked up and I've gone into BIOS to make sure nothing changed. I even set boot priority to CD Rom and put Windows 7 system disk in. Every time computer turns on though I get same Disk Boot Failure message. I even tried using an older Vista CD hoping it might ask me if I want to reformat. Only thing I'm able to do is go into Bios and change things around, but cant figure it out.

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Are you sure you put it back as it was before, worth double checking
Check all other sata and power leads to make sure their pushed fully home

In bios can you see all devices HDDs and optical drives

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My computer was running fine until yesterday I fired it up & up popped this message. disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. I'm running XP Pro. alo when I go to My Computer and the disk is not there. Any ideas on how to fix. Thanks

Answer:disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

when you say disk, do you mean hard drive?

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Ok well i hope somebody can help. My brother's HP pavillion's hard drive was accidentally formatted. The computer was started with a windows xp cd and the format was completed. The computer is then restarted without the windows xp in the drive and the computer then says Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter. What can be the probelm? thank you
will it make a difference if the prior xp version was home edition and the new cd is professional edition? Please help you thank you
 

Answer:Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter

No it wont make a difference that the previous version was home and the new is Pro. what you need to do now is boot from the XP CD delete the existing partion create aa new one and format and install XP on it.
 

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As my PC starts to boot up on the black screen & white writing, the above message appears. To get past it I put the system disk in, (pressing enter has no effect). But after the "boot from CD" screen, it starts normally. It did this a couple of times when the PC was new, then it was OK for 6 months. Now its started again!Any help would be much appreciated - Thanks.

Answer:Boot Disk Failure, Insert System Disk press enter.

As the computer has been working most of the time without problems I think we can rule out this being a software problem. The BIOS is also brobably OK for the same reason, although I suspect that it has been set to boot from CD as the first option - I think that once the operating system has been installed it's better to set the hard drive as the first boot device, post back with your BIOS type, motherboard or computer model if you want to know how to do this. It is also possible that if your computer is set for the first boot device to be the CD and you have a non bootable CD in the drive this could be causing the problem. If this isn't the case, then it's possible that the hard drive is slow to get up to speed.

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If I try to boot up Windows 7 without the installation DVD inserted the computer will not boot despite the fact that this is the boot priority:
CD-ROM
Hard Disk

When the disc is in the CD drive, it still boots up off the hard disk regardless.

Windows 7 is installed on SATA 4, which is the first drive the computer is supposed to see according to the BIOS setup.

If I change the boot priority so that the Hard Disk comes first, it won't load the operating system and gives that error: boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter

I am stuck on this one. Any ideas?

Answer:boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter

It sounds like you may have a corrupted Windows 7 DVD.

Wipe the hard drive with Killdisk & then try to re-install Winsows 7.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

jcgriff2

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Hello,

I built up a new PC and when trying to install Win XP SP2 I got the following error after the first restart:

Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

=the computer is unable to boot from the HDD and thus the win installation cannot continue

the disk is an older model 80gb Seagate (IDE) but it's brand new (hasn't been used before)

bios detects the disk fine, as IDE channel 4 master

the disk is set up as the primary boot device (2nd being CD-ROM)

the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G) has only one IDE channel (the CD-rom is SATA)

winxp setup detects the disc fine, partitions it, formats the partition with NTFS and also copies setup files on it...but is unable to boot from it

Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

hello & welcome to TSF,

what is happening is that your system is telling you that some thing has happened and you need to put your (windows XP cd) in so that it can repair itself !!

this will need to be a cd that look like the pic that i included with this response

but it will have to be the same version that is on your system as in

Windows XP Home ED sp2 ( sp2 if installed
Windows Xp Professional sp2 (sp2 if installed

if you do not have one you can barrow one from a friend / family member / co-worker as long as it is the same version on your system

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I have a rebuilt desktop computer that has a Maxtor HD and a secondary HD that I installed in it immediately after purchase. It has been running fine ever since I purchased it. Although I have internet on it, the primary function of this computer is to store information off my surveillance my cameras around my home. Although the cameras don't run 24/7, I do not shut the computer off and it is on continuously.

When I walked in last night to review the footage of that day, I was greeted with the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. Needless to say I was shocked by the message and even more surprised when I realized that I didn't have the boot disk cd.

Nothing has been installed or taken off since the first installation. The internet is on only when someone powers up the hot spot wireless device. As I am the only one that has access to the computer, I can imagine it having a virus because I don't surf on it. Very seldom do I use the internet.

My OS is Vista and the Maxtor is a 40GB HD while the secondary is 80GB HD.

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem?
 

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

That Maxtor 40GB must be over 5 years old, right? If so, you will need to replace it. They don't last forever. One thing, is the clock and time correct?
 

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BOOT DISK FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
That is what my comp says when I try and start my PC without the XP disc in. I am on it right now and have no problems, but for some reason I can't start up my computer without putting my System Disk in. And I am totally lost.
 

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Hi everyone, I am having problems with a troublesome drive and am hoping you will be able to help me with my problem.

I have a 60GB Seagate HDD running Windows XP, which when connected as the Master Drive will no longer boot Windows. Instead I get an error screen reading "Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter."

The drive is recognised by the BIOS approximately 1/4 of the time I have it plugged in. I have attempted to run the drive as a slave to my current HD on the same motherboard which I am running at the moment to no avail. I have tried using the program "GetDataBack for NTFS" which failed to recognise the drive.

Recently, I switched the drive to a new computer and connected it as the master drive and attempted to boot the drive. I recieved no error message and the screen just hung with a blinking cursor.

I have attempted to boot the computer with a Windows 98 boot disk. On the times the drive is not recognised by the BIOS, the boot disk works, however on the times it is recognized, the boot disk will not boot and I am left with the same flashing cursor. I have the Floppy Drive set to boot first.

The drive doesnt appear to have any mechanical problems. The drive is spinning as normal and does not vibrate or make any sounds apart from the usual hum. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be my problem?

Thanks
 

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i am a begginer in the terms of my computer literacy and i need some serious help. When i start my compaq desk top computer, the message disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter pops up after about one min. of a black screen and blinking cursor. I have already checked to make sure that every thing is hooked up correctly and that there is no external devvice or cd in or attached to the system. I pressed the F8 key to try and make sure the system line up was correct, but the screen does not change when i press it. I also do not have a recovery disk as far as i know..Can anyone help me?
 

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Hi there,

I have windows xp, and my system is like 3 years old. I was using my computer like normal, and I had 3 or 4 programs going, then suddenly my computer just got overwhelmed I guess and it shut off. I didn't push any buttons and waited to see what it was doing, and it acted like it was restarting. When it restarted, I got a "HP Invent" blue screen, and then a black screen that read "Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter".

I put in a start-up disk that I had made when I first got the computer, and it got me to an a: drive, then i typed in c: and then "dir" because I read on another forum that that's what I should do.

Here's what is in the "dir" list
FOLDER HTT
GRAPH
GRAPH16
NTFS
SVGA
WARNING BMP
BLOCK RIN
MASTER LOG
WIN51 (4 times)
WIN51IC (4 times)
WIN51IP (3 times)
WINBOM INI
24NAHE~1 TXT

I didn't get any cd's with this computer. It's an HP Pavilion 513n, and I called HP and they said they could help me for $40 for a 2-week warranty or $99 for a one-year warranty. If you guys help me, I will donate $20.

Thanks,

AnnieLSU
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter

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I read the old posts with this problem but they do not seem to help. This happened to my computer out of nowhere, I have not entered a disk or cd into it in months, so I think it may be a virus. Every time I start the computer this message ends up coming up and I can't get past it. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Disk boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter

I see you have getting help here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/842607-disk-boot-failure-insert-system.html

I will close this thread.
 

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home built computer, no OS yet, trying to load Vista home premium and get above message, trying to load from a Super Write master DVD. Maybe I should install a plain old CDROM and try again, Have about 5 hours of messing around and 0 results. i get into setup all right . MOBO Asus M2N-E, AMD dual core processor, plenty of memory. I'm stumped this is to much for my 71 year old brain.
 

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issue resolved- see post #3

Hello,

I have a damaged hard drive (WD 250GB) that I pulled from my external enclosure.
I'm trying to do data recovery on it, so i connected it to the slave IDE cable (middle one right?).

Now when I start up my PC, it gives me that error message, but my Primary boot disk (Seagate 80GB) works fine when th Slave isn't plugged in. (I'm guessing it's a BIOS or a jumper setting that's telling it to look at the Slave as the Boot disk???)

I thought I had the BIOS configured correctly to the best of my ability, but now it's beyond me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Put the drive into a powered USB enclosure. It must have its own power adapter. You have a good chance of recovery there.
If you must put it inside a case, you must change the jumpers, assuming you are using PATA or EIDE. The main drive to which you are copying, must be jumpered as Master, and the failed drive must be jumpered as slave. USE EIDE 80 conductor 40 connector cables.
You will not have good luck depending on the EIDE cable alone, or while using Cable Select. That puts you at risk of losing even more data.
Once you start this recovery, do not stop until done, as it is possible the drive will never again power up, depending on its condition. Keep that drive spinning.

Once your drives are properly jumpered, you should have good luck in your data rescue, as long as the bearings are not failing. The other main cause of trouble is the magnetic media bubbling up and pealing off. That usually starts at the outer edge. The centrifugal force of the drive plates will cause the bubbled parts to be destroyed and blow off due to the force of the rapdily moving air.
 

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Hi, i have a Compaq Presario CQ5011UK Desktop PC and its about 2 years old.

In terms of PC specifications, i have not changed anything or added any new hardware to the computer such as graphic cards or anything. However about a couple months back when i started to turn the computer on, after the first 'Compaq' logo loading screen comes up, it goes to the blank black page with the 'Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter' message displayed on the screen.
From researching on the computer i found that this may be to do with a broken hard drive, though when that message comes up, and then i switch it back off and on again, it'll work. And when it does work, the hard drive is fine and everything's like normal. Thongh sometimes i have to turn the comp off and on more than once to get it to work, averagely around 3 times does the trick.
I understand that i can not just keep doing this though, and found http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c00899280_step
From pressing F10, i found that it did not identify my hard drive. Ive followed all instructions from that website in the 'Hard drive is not detected', but the problem still exists.
I was thinking of just doing a system recovery to try and fix the problem, but i would like to find out someone else's opinion who is a lot more knowledgable than me :) thank you very much.

Answer:'Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter'

Oh and i forgot to add that with that message, the obvious thing would be to insert the system disk (Wisdows Vista OS disk?), but i wasn't supplied with any disks when i bought the computer. So i wanted to find other solutions if possible...

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This is strange, I'm getting a error on startup that says "Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter"

If my Windows XP CD is in the drive then I don't get that error and it boots into windows, or if I inserted it after and press enter everything's ok. But the computer can't go into windows just booting from the hard disk.

This is happening on my comp's hard drive and a brand new western digital 160GB hard drive I just bought and installed XP to so I'm thinking its a hardware problem.

I've gone into bios and made sure that boot order goes 1. hard disk, 2. hard disk 3. cd rom.

I've also booted into repair mode and tried fixmbr, fixboot c, bootcfg /scan, bootcfg /rebuild on my first hd. I've tried resetting the CMOS battery, unplugging the power, removing and repluggint the IDE. All with No luck.

Anyone know anything else I can try that might fix the problem?

Answer:Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter

Go to the Recovery Console and use the fixboot and fixmbr commands. See if that fixes it for you.

But you will need CD to boot first.

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Title says everything.

So I inserted my System Disk (Installation Disk), that i bought from HP.com $15.00
It worked many times, This time when i placed it in it said something about not having C++ or Whatever it is call. So it won't run.

What other method is there, because I do not have enough money to purchase a new one!

-Superkid, With many thanks!

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this problem appeared to me yesterday run out of power in my place and inclusion electricity off 2-3 times in 2 hours and 2-3 times I power off the computer when running out and when I turned on my computer show this, choose whether this problem occurred due to running out of power several times I shut down your computer in 2 hours or maybe this problem is due to something else and if I can somehow fix this problem
i don`t have floppy disk drive when I turn on the computer I hear noises (knocks) from the hard disk
Sorry if I have a problem with English grammar, thanks in advance

Answer:Disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Hi Nenad2 and Welcome to the Forum please read the link below

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Last night the pc was working fine,I shut it down and today when I turned it on,all I get is " disk boot failure,insert system disk and press enter "
At first when on the screen is all blue with HP invent,I have never seen that before?
I have xp
Please help
 

Answer:disk boot failure,insert system disk and press enter

Go into your bios and check if your HardDisk are still there you go into bios by pressing DElete when the first black screen appears.

If yes try the recovery console using your xp installations disk.
 

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When I opened my computer, the POST screen showed and a message at the bottom says  "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" and it says that everytime I try to reboot it with the power button. So what does that message mean and how can I fix it? (I cant open my CD rom drive to put in a disk neither nor do I have a floppy disk drive) My pc is a AOL 9.0 Optimized.

Answer:DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

 "AOL 9.0 Optimized" is a program not a brand or type of computer.Check for any documentation you got with the computer for the specifications on it or a brand and model number listed somewhere on it.What version of windows where on it?When did the problem start?

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I went to bed last night with my computer working just fine. Wake up and this black screen with the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." When I restarted the computer I got a whole bunch of wierd noises, clicking and such. I went into the BIOS, and changed the boot order to every conceivable thing, but it still won't load up. Right now, the computer is running, at that black screen, and the computer is making some noise that it never made before.

Can someone please help me out here. It's my fiance's computer and I'd like to have it fixed today if i can. There's files on there that we need.
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

That error accompanied by a clicking sound is usually indicative of a physical hard drive failure. The arm with the read/write heads has travelled off the edge of the platters, and cannot get back on. Data recovery in such cases is not impossible, but requires a professional, and is expensive.
 

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I have recently bought a computer off a friend. He bought all the parts separately and built it himself. It worked fine when he was using it. I bought it off him but I had to get a new hard drives. I bought an SSD and a HDD as well as the full version of Windows 8.1. Once I set everything up, I turned the PC on and inserted the 64-bit Windows 8.1 installation disk. It then comes up:

Verifying DMI Pool Data ............
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Does anyone know how to fix this or where the problem may lie? Im not very good with computers so you might have to bear with me. I will provide you with any additional information if you need it. I just want to get this thing sorted.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

See this at TechNet. You'll need to go into BIOS and change boot options.

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Ok here's what I was doing. I was replacing my dad's crappy 300w power supply in exchange for a better 450w one in preparation for the arrival of a new processor, amd6000, and a new graphics card, radeon 3870. Except now, no matter which power supply I have in it says, "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter." So what did I do? Did I kill the hard drive somehow? Every thing's plugged in, I think. Now I'm sitting here with a sparkly new graphics card and processor and nothing to do with them. What do I do now?

Current set up is some HP thing with 1gb of RAM, Windows XP, an amd 3800, an nVidia 7300gt, and a 160 gig HD.
 

Answer:Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter?

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I've been having this error even after reformatting and reinstalling Windows 7 on my desktop. I've done reformatting / reinstalling Windows 7 several times, yet the problem still occurs. I'm thinking of my HDD as being corrupted or messed up. The problem occurred after I accidentally hit the CPU when I was stretching my foot. The screen froze after that. Upon rebooting it, 'Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter' occurs. After I entered the DVD installer of Windows 7, the screen just hangs. How can this be fixed?

Answer:Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter

hello..how many times you're already reinstall the OS??
i ever seems same issue on my office. the first is run well.but can't hold out until 3 days. so i tried reinstalled again and still got same issue. after that. i try to change the hdd. and is run well, cause hdd is have bad sectors and can't be kept the files anymore.

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Hello, I have recently been given an old computer with no cd-rom or harddrive. I have installed a ide harddrive and a ide cd rom. I have entered the bios and the new drives are showing: the harddrive as 1de1 primary and the cdrom ide2 as primary. The bios is set to boot from cd-rom first and then harddrive second.

However when I boot the computer it lists the devices and then says, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

I am trying to install Microsoft Windows Professional.
The componants are: ASUS P4SGX-MX Motherboard
Intel (R)Celeron (R) 2400Mhz Processor
Cache memory 120k
Memory installed 224Mb
Asus dvd-rom E616
Hitachi HDP725025GLA Harddrive

Thanks

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

You have to hit any key when it asks you to boot from the CD-Rom. If it's not asking you then:

1) The CD-Rom disc in the drive is not bootable
2) The CD-Rom itself is bad, it can show up in the bios and still be bad.
3) The CD-Rom is not the 1st bootable device in the bios
4) The ide cable may be damaged, try another cable.

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ok...HELLO TECHSPOT COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!! ok well now to my problem.....well actually my buddies but he hasnt the slightest idea on what to do with a pc besides surf the net......ok any way I removed his HD and formatted it in mine and then replaced it to reinstall his OS.....half of the old one was mising.......well now when I boot it up this is the message that I get......REMOVE DISKS OR OTHER MEDIA.....PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTAR.....well when I press any key, I get this......DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.......can anayone help me or give me some siggestions? I have tried to boot from cd but it gives me the same thing no matter what I do and I thought it was not reading ot finding the HD but it shows it in BIOS.......HELP!! PLEASE!!!?

Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Make sure it is connected to IDE-0 and plugged into the end of the IDE Ribbon. Also make sure the jumper on the rear is set to either Master or Cable Select.
 

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Just wiped my hard drive clean and am trying to reinstall OS but get a Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. When i add the cd it just repeats Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. Have wiped my hard drive before and haven't had this problem. The boot order is correct in the BIOS and i havent touched any cables.

Please could somebody help?

Many many many thanks in advance!
 

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Hello,
I am getting the following message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" when first time I am starting my system. When I am restarting this then it is ok and no hitch at all. The system is working very much fine. But every first time it shows the message.
I am running WinXP SP3
AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte 880GM Mobo
2GB RAM
500GB Seagate HDD 7200.12
550W Corsair SMPS
 

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

So then , no one has got the answer....
 

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I am getting this message and i have no idea why. it is a homemade comp, but it recognizes both CD drives and the HD. But i insert vista and it just says that. Am i doin it rite? Help appreciated.

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Change the the boot priority in the CMOS to the optical drives first.

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^^^^^^^^^^ yep.. just built a computer and booted it up and it said "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"so i did so, pressed enter, the same thing popped up.. any help please?

Answer:disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Have you installed an operating system on it yet? If so, have you tried reinstalling this operating system?

If you have, the drive may be dead or the SATA controller (assuming that it's SATA because you said you just built it) could be bad. This is only if you've done the above, of course.

:EDIT: Or if you're trying to install your operating system, you probably need to change the boot order of your devices in the bios.

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Ladies and Gentleman,

I will try to make this as detailed as possible. I have previously spent a few years working in IT support but never had such a hard problem to deal with which I was unable to fix. I'm no longer in IT Support, I do printing now.

It all started a few weeks ago when I was editing my brother's wedding photos, having just done a Windows Update. In the middle of the editing process my PC just turned itself off. No warning, just went off. At first I thought I had either a power or heat problem, though I had recently replaced my power supply.

This PC is a self-build a few years back and apart from a previous problem with a badly RAIDed drive (RAID not done by me, but by someone who thought they knew what they were doing, and obviously didn't) it has all worked well. I had cloned my first drive when it started to throw errors at me, the clone was successful and everything ran happily for another two years, until now.

After the sudden shut down, the next time I turned it on, it told me the boot device was inaccessible and gave me an error (0xc000000e - if I remember correctly). After a day or so worth of testing I was finally able to establish that the problem was my MFT and MFTMirror had become corrupted - an unrecoverable issue. At this point I made the decision to get the valuable files (the wedding photos and a few other things) off there and have saved them to another external drive - they are safe! I figured my best way out of this was to clone... Read more

Answer:Boot Disk Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Is your old HD dead? What do its maker's HD Diagnostics say about it? It may only need a reinstall.

I assume you tried confirming the Partition Marked Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times . If so everything else that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

I wouldn't even attempt such a cloning with different sector sizes.

Much better to do one perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail) and then save it as an image so you never have to do another. Everything you need to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue link.

You can Determine Product Key From Unbootable Hard Drive to read your old Product key off the HD while it's slaved to Windows. There is an alternative method given later in that same thread.

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Well first of all My names Kyle And this is my first post here ive red up on the other posts similar to mine ive changed my bios ive tried unhooking and hooking stuff back in but the main resaon there not helping me is that im pretty much "hardware illiterate" cuz i really know nothing about hardware im decent with software. so plz explain what it looks like or where it is thx alot
-Kyle
 

Answer:Disk boot failure.please insert system disk and press enter

Ok I dont wanna sound patronising but !! have you left a floppy in the floppy drive?
 

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"disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"
whenever i start my PC i get this message. I have tried booting my xp cd with no luck, i also tried running my linux live disk, with the same problem. My first thought was the boot menu. I checked and it is set at 1) cd-rom 2)HDD. I then went to set my master drive and it said none, when i entered that menu i selected automatic selection. Under master drive it said i had 0MB capacity. It seems to me that my HHD is not been recognized. ANy thoughts or suggestions??
 

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This has been driving me crazy for the past 9 hours. It all started by me trying to put a new cd/dvd reader/writer drive. I am 99% positive that the new drive has nothing to do with this problem however. Along with installing the new drive, I replaced the flat IDE cables that came with the computer with the newer type of cables that are in stores these days, the round ones that are supposed to "conserve space" When I started up the computer I got a black screen with this message:
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter
I realize i'm not the first person with this problem as I have been researching online for the past hour, however I have tried everything, unhooking everything from the motherboard plugging it back in, changing boot priority settings in bios, swapping hard drives, completely taking out all the drives or each drive once at a time. I created a startup disk and put it in there when the error message comes up and press enter, and then the floppy disk drive makes some noise and gives me this message: Starting... A:\> A:\>
and nothing happens after that. The only thing that is of concern to me is that I think when I first started up the comp after installing the new cd/dvd drie, the cable connecting the motherboard to the floppy disk drive was not all the way in the motherboard, i goofed. I hope something can be done, cause the computer isn't even mine, it belongs to a girl that i'm trying to talk to which makes matters... Read more

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

ok.. that sounds like (most likely that is) that the floppy drive either died or connected teh wrong way around (they have a notch on the connector saying which way tehy go up/down but with floppy ones you may need to watch out that one of the pin holes is reversed i think).. or something is in one of those drives..

take em out and check for pin damage on the mobo and device as well as on the ide cables.

clear cmos so we can get it back to defaults and eliminate mobo, there is a variety of ways to do this, each dependant on what mobo you're using so just search this forum on how to reset the cmos.. and boot up.

then if that fails try this setup first, everything else disconected
1. with old ribbon type cable
psu+cpu+mobo+hdd+ram+vid/sound.

2. again with teh new round ones

if you can get windows loaded then proceed..

3. add the floppy but using the old ribbon

4. new cable "--"

if it is the floppy, double chek with hooking up another one that knows it works, any cable..

5. old + optical drive 1 etc. etc.. you get the pattern

sorry if i repeated anything you said before, but clearing the cmos may produce some sort of fix, and step by step elimination i can work with easyer
 

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I started my pc, and i get this error.
"disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Windows 7 will not load

I have the disc which i assume re-installs windows 7?
Will this delete all my files i currently have on the drive? This is my concern

Please be detailed. I'm still pretty much a noobie to pc's

Thanks
 

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A few months ago I created another partition, and today I found that there was 31MB which was not being used by any partition. I went to control panel, System and maintenance, Administrative tools, Disk management(something like that) so I could make a partition with that 31MB and then merge it with another partition.

Now youre saying " Why the hell did he want to add 31MB more space to another partition"
The answer is : I am running with a 320GB hard disk with not more than 3GB Free space :D and one of the partition is only 1GB which I use to store my web designs projects, which that partition was lacking of free space too and 31MB were good enough to save a full basic website.

While I was creating that partition, the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) appeared and when the pc booted the following message appeared :
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I inserted the OS disk and clicked the repair "link". A strange thing was that there were no OS at all. I skipped that option and did a start up repair, but no luck at all, the system re started and the same error appeared.
I tried choosing System Restore but there were no restore points, Tried also System Image recovery but an error appeared saying " Windows cannot find a system image on this computer...."

Then the last option was to chose the Command Prompt, I typed "Dir C:" to check if the partition C: was there but it listed the partition which had 1GB space (E:).
It ... Read more

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Anyone please

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I am having problems with my desktop PC..
I have had a new hard drive installed around 6 months to a year ago (not exactly sure when) and never had problems with it in the beginning.
Now whenever i switch on the PC it takes longer than usual at the first black start up screen, then it takes me to the next black screen which reads:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
I decided to open up the PC casing and have a look inside, i unplugged the HDD and then replugged it in and switched the PC on. To my surprise, the PC was now working again and i thought i had fixed it. Although..
When on the computer, i randomly get a blue screen that comes up which reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware of software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe mode.
Technical ... Read more

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don-francesco said:


I am having problems with my desktop PC..
I have had a new hard drive installed around 6 months to a year ago (not exactly sure when) and never had problems with it in the beginning.
Now whenever i switch on the PC it takes longer than usual at the first black start up screen, then it takes me to the next black screen which reads:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
I decided to open up the PC casing and have a look inside, i unplugged the HDD and then replugged it in and switched the PC on. To my surprise, the PC was now working again and i thought i had fixed it. Although..
When on the computer, i randomly get a blue screen that comes up which reads:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware of software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then ... Read more

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Hello! I woke up this morning, and I found that my computer was displaying this message, "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". There are a ton of needed documents on the computer, and I'm hoping that they can be saved some way.

Can anyone tell me why this is appearing? and
How do I fix this?

Thank you for your help!
 

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Hello guys!

I've problem with my PC. 2 days before this problem happened,I send my PC to computer shop to be formatted. 2 days after being formatted,there's something wrong with the PC when BIOS startup screen showing a statement : 'Primary master drive fails'. Below this statement there was an option,either press F1 to CONTINUE or DEL to enter setup.so i press F1. Then come out another warning : 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. Please help me,I don't know what to do.
 

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I have just built a new computer. I installed windows on the hard drive but when it boots i get this message. I have tried fixboot, fixmbr, bootcfg /repair, chkdsk /r but still i get this message. The hard disk is working because it worked on other computer and also i was able to install windows xp on it. I dont know what is the problem.

Answer:disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

1.  See here2.  Some build questions:    a.  Was Windows XP built on the machine it is to run on?    b.  Home Edition or Professional?    c.  Original, Service Pack 1 (SP1), SP2, or SP3?    d.  Corporate, Retail, or OEM Installation CD?    e.  Legitimate original CD or a copy?

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hi, i'm new here, this is the message i am now getting on my computer which is a hp pavilion 733n with windows xp home. please help me!
joe

Answer:disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter

oh yeah, it tries to read the floppy drive then says there is disk boot failure. how can i get it to not try to boot from the floppy drive?

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Hey guys i would like to have help with this windows message: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

I have went into the Bios and next hard drive it says none....does anyone have any idea on what i can do?

Thank you very much

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

If your system is a desktop, take the side off the case and check the connections to the hard disk, and the connection from the disk to the motherboard. It's amazing how often the connections come loose.

Another possibility-the cables need to be replaced.

It's also possible that your hard drive has died and needs to be replaced.

In BIOS, is it set to automatically detect the hard drive? If not, change it to auto. Make sure to save the change.
While in BIOS, check the boot order. There are two schools of thought here-set your cd drive as first boot device, the hard drive as second. The theory is that you'll be able to boot from a cd if the need arises. The other side says to set your hard drive as the first boot device.

The CMOS battery on the motherboard may need to be replaced. Weird things can happen when the battery dies. And this is the cheapest thing to replace-it's worth a shot.

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I keep getting this message everytime I try to turn the computer on. It will occasionally begin to start up but then will automatically reboot and I will get the Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter message again. I read the old posts on this but I have not been installing anything new. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Hoping someone can give me a clue where to go from here.

PC was working fine this morning but this evening I turned it on to the error message in the title, no attempt to get to Windows, just the basic list of IRQ/DMA info and device list followed by the message in the title menu.

Since then I've got it to boot from the CD and everything looks fine in Windows. Everything is working, I've freed up some drive space, defragged (I was hoping there was some issue about disc space and the page file) turned off and rebooted. No change.

System is -

XP MCE (sp2)

2 Hard Drives -

Primary Master -
C Drive (40GB partition)
D Drive (160GB partition)

SATA 1 - (used for MCE file storage, films, music & photo's)
E Drive (500GB non-partitioned)

Secondary Master -
F Drive - DVD RAM drive

Is this simply a case of my 200GB drive failing slowly? If so I'll copy off all my data (if it lasts), list my software and buy a new primary drive and re-install. If not how can I fix it?

Thanks all,

Orb
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Your HDD is probably Failing, Download & run a Free Diagnostic utility from your HDD manufacture.

If your HDD is under warranty you will most likely need to run the utility anyway, if the drive fails the Diagnostics, it will provide a code thats probably be needed for manufactures RMA




I just had HDD crap out two weeks ago, I bought a Seagate 320GB SATA II for $85 at newegg :dancer 5yr warranty too:celebrate
 

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Hello. I was uninstalling Norton Antivirus 2005 and during the uninstallation process, the PC rebooted (without warning me) and then the computer sat at a black screen. The screen said "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter". Can you please let me know what might be causing the problem? I haven't made any recent hardware or software changes to the computer (other than attempting to uninstall Norton Antivirus 2005). Please let me know if you have any suggestions to fix this problem. I have already tried changing the boot order sequence in the bios, but that did not fix the problem. Thanks!
 

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So I had two Window's on my computer. I wanted to remove every single application, every single thing, including OS systems and re-install them.
So I downloaded DBAN and selected WIPE in there, as format didn't help me before. So, it always crashes at 10% and even when I go to BIOS menu and select that it would disable booting from CD DVD it still shows me
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" even when I insert XP or Vista CD it shows that. It doesn't show it with DBAN disk..
How do I repair my computer? Please I need a quick help. How do I make fresh install of VISTA then?

I apologize because of my grammar mistakes. English is not my first language !
 

Answer:Please help me ! DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

DBAN can damage a hard drive so that it can't be used any more. It is for preparing a machine for disposal or for transfer to another person. It is used to destroy any contents. Nothing but the Windows disk is need to clear the drive before installing.

You need to boot from CD or DVD in order to install Windows. Vista comes on a DVD, so if your drive is not a DVD drive, you can't install Vista.

Is the XP disk bootable? Where did it come from?
 

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i wanted to get two computers gaming on the internet at the same time but found that one of the computers (comp 1) did not have free space to install the game. my other computer (comp 2) has more space than it knows what to do with and already has the game installed on it. both computers worked perfectly. then i decided to see if i could take a hard drive from (comp 2) and install it in (comp 1). this worked for (comp 1) but when i tried to boot (comp 2) it stopped at verifing dmi pool data... disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. After putting stuff back the way it was and restarting several times only to repetedly get this same message it finally got windows to boot up.
then i attempted to retry what i had done before but now windows is not booting and it is reading off the same error message.
 

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ok, i wanted to change the grapichs card, on my moms computer. but it didnt fit so i put the grapichs card back, then whenever i try to start the computer i get this disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter my mom got all her work on the computer and the harddisk is brand new.

what to do? shes really pissed of at me :(

Answer:disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter

Hold on !!! Reconnect all bus cables and power cables for all IDE drives. Go to ur cmos settings and check if all the drives have been recognised. Plzz state what type of system ur using ie: Branded and Assembled

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I have an HP Pavilion 500 and recently got this error message. Of course I don't have any of the original software to go with it. I have a XP reinstallation CD but got another error message that indicates this is NOT the disk that came with it. Any other options other than getting a new XP suite?
 

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Last night, my computer worked perfectly normal and smooth. However, when I wake up in the morning and turn on my computer I get this message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". It just stucks there with the message and not able to continue. So I put in my Windows 7 CD, and now I'm forced to reinstall my Windows. I don't mind losing my data, but as I click Install Windows, it would not install because it cannot detect a Disk to install on. I click refresh and load driver, but no luck. It seems like my Hard Drive is dead or something. The only drive I could locate is my CD-Rom drive, but no hard drive to install. Then I was told to go to BIOs Setup by hitting F1,F2, Delete, F10 or w/e keys when my computer first booted. I went in there, but I don't know how to check if Hard Drive is recognized or not. I really want to make sure which exact part of my computer is broken so I don't waste money buying new parts that is still working. The problem is I'm stuck at the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". Nothing i tried can continue, not even safe mode. So, what is wrong?

Thanks.
 

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When I turn on my PC I get the following error message:
"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
I have a Maxtor 4d080h4 hard drive.
When I tried to run my Windows XP setup CD I'd get the following error message:
"Setup cannot access this disk"

Yesterday I browsed the web for this error message and it was recommended to download Active KillDisk and format the drive, so I did so. The hard drive was recognized and it started the formatting process. It got stuck at 96%, and now my hard drive is making clicking noises.

Now when I turn on my computer I still get the error, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Now when I run my Windows XP setup CD I get the blue screen error, "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

I downloaded the Maxtor PowerMax utility. I cannot perform any diagnostics because it tells me that "No device was found."

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Buy a new drive or return it under warranty. The drive is a lost cause... it's trashed.



"now my hard drive is making clicking noises."Click to expand...

That's the head clicking as it seeks back and forth, which is commonly referred to as the "Click of Death". Basically, that is the drive attempting to read over and over, but being unable to. There is no way to repair it. Freezing it in a ziploc bag might get you 20 minutes or so, but since you formatted it, I'm assuming there is no data to recover.
 

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Hello everyone, i have a problem with hard drive. I tried to add 1TB HDD from my old pc to new one as a second hard drive, ive connected everything and tried to boot my pc. I got this message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I checked in bios and it didn't find my hard drive, then i unpluged all my hard drives and put old hdd from my old pc with windows 7 and it worked, but of course i got bsod. Now even my first hard drive doesn't work i get the same message. Can anyone help me ?

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Have you switched the jumper settings on the old one to slave?

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I recently built my own PC and I had a friend come over and help install the OS, first we installed Windows 98 and everything worked fine and then we installed the Windows XP Upgrade, now whenever my computer starts up it says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" and just sits there, so I put in the Windows XP Upgrade disc and hit enter and if you wait it will start up normally. And I do not understand it. Does anybody know what I can do?
 

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

boot from the xp cd and choose install
ignore the first repair option and continue with install
when windows finds previous installation then choose repair
you will have to reload video drivers and any ms updates but it will leave your files intact
 

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So a few days ago, I was using my computer that I have had for a little over a year normally. I then put the computer into sleep mode as I always do. When I came to use the computer again, I attempted to wake it up only to find it shut itself down immediately. I waited a minute and then tried to boot up the computer but the computer hung at the first screen that stated my motherboard type and gave me the option to enter the BIOS. I attempted to enter the BIOS to no avail, it seemed as if my keyboard wasn't working. But it hung indefinitely at this screen for about 15 minutes before I shut it off. Retrying this several times advanced me past this screen to a blank screen with a command line that said "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." I inserted the Windows Vista recovery disk that I had received with my computer from the seller when I bought it and pressed enter but the line simply repeated itself. This also ruled out that my keyboard wasn't working, because obviously it would have to be to allow me to press enter. So further restarts allowed me to enter the BIOS once or twice every 15 or 20 restarts but unfortunately, it froze while using the BIOS to change the boot configurations. I attempted to disconnect and reconnect the hard drives, making sure that they were connected properly. I also removed all USB devices or external hard drives aside from the keyboard to make sure nothing was interfering to no avail. Usually it freezes at... Read more

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Try clearing the CMOS and see if that lets you enter the bios setup menu to set it to defaults. Then, migrate to the Boot ARea of the bios (if you can get in to the bios) and make sure the boot order is set to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd (if any)
Hard Drive - 3rd (boot drive)

Then, migrate on down to the HARD DRIVE PRIORITY and set the drive you want to boot from as FIRST in this area.

Save and exit. Report back with findings.

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Hi all,I have had my computer running all day but when I got back from work, it only said "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".So I can't seem to start the computer in any way. Does somebody have any clue what to do?Cheers

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Most common sign of a bad hard drive. I would suggest buying a new one.What version Windows are you running?

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will my new system been working fine..but for the second time my system crashes ..i get the blue screen but cant read what it says becouse it flashes real fast before it reboots..when it does i get this
(DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER )
..the first time this happend i tried to use the system disk but it was going to install windows ..so i took the cd out and turned off the pc and after few minutes i turned it back on and it worked fine,and the same thing today when the exact same thing happend....any idea what might be cousing this?could it be the my hard drive over heats?or is it a bad drive?how can i fix this?
thanks

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

funny you should ask this just happened to me yesterday. I had this HP computer that I used before I built my most recent. My BIOS became corrupted I suppose, have that posted on this forum also, so I had to use my old computer. I had it torn apart and put it back together. Got the same exact message. I had another computer lying around and used the HDD from that and it works fine. I even tried hooking the bad one up as a slave but BIOS doesn't even detect it. In my case it was a bad HDD. Try getting hold of an extra HDD and using that. If it works then obviously it's your hard drive. If you get this far, try hooking up the other one as a slave for a while and see if it ever fails. Sounds like your HDD is about to die on you.

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Hi!I have a HDD with a problem such that when I boot my machine with boot sequence first boot device CD-ROM and second boot device HDD,the machine does not recognize any of the boot devices and indicates the error BOOT DISK FAILURE,INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.Even if I re-connect the IDE and power cables for HDD and CD-ROM the same error appears.If I disconnect the HDD and boot with only the CD-ROM,the CD-ROM is recognized and when I put the first boot device as the HDD the error still appears..When I replace the HDD with another one,the replacing HDD is recognized by the machine.How do I solve my problem above and boot my HDD?

Please respond as soon as possible and I shall be infinitely grateful.Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Boot Disk Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Can you access the master hard drive when jumpered as Slave and the other as master... or when you change the cable locations for cable select?
If you can, run the drive fitness test of the hard drive manufacturer. I suspect you will find a failed S.M.A.R.T. test, and probably other errors in the extended test... Particularly if it is a WD, Hitachi, or Maxtor drive.
If the drive is failing a "REPAIR" windows may work, but it will not last for long.
 

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Okay every time i start my pc i get this error. I insert my gigabyte system cd with gives me option to backup or reboot.
Back up = error dont have enough hard disk space
reboot = nothing the same error as in the title

I ask you to answer me this quickly because i need my pc badly at this time.
I would like to get it solved very soon but its your decision.
 

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

if it happens that you are prompted by the following error message "DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER", "No system disk", it means that the computer did not find the operating system to start (boot).

Causes:
A diskette or CD has remained in the drive

Check out if any diskettes, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM are present in respective drives, remove them and restart your computer

The boot sequence is incorrect BIOS

Enter the BIOS setup of your computer and edit the boot (boot sequence) so that the computer starts primarily on drive C:

A new hard drive was installed

In the case that a new hard drive has been installed, this message is quite normal.
Just insert the correct CD to install the system (usually Windows), then restart, while making sure the CD-ROM is first in the defined in the BIOS setup as first boot sequence.

The hard drive is unplugged

Open the system unit and check that power cable of the hard drive is properly connected.

Corrupted system files

It may happens that some system files needed to boot the computer have been deleted /damaged or that the boot sector of the disc is damaged.

To determine this, start the computer with a system disk or CD-ROM installation of Windows (via the Recovery Console), and once started, type Dir C: to check if the contents of drive C: are accessible. If its ok then the problem comes from missing or damaged files, then you just have to run the command:
fdisk /mbr
sys c:

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Hi there.

I've had this computer for about 8 months now and everythings been smoothe, last night i put a movie on to a usb stick and shut it down like every other night. i come home from work the next day and i get the black screen with that writting, i put the windows cd in and it acts like a whole new installation as if i have lost windows? So i didnt do it as id like to keep all my files but have they already been lost? any help would be good. i've changed the boot order and even plugged my hard drive into my 2nd pc and still the same.

any help would be appreciated thanks

Answer:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

this might sound silly, but, have you removed the usb stick from it's slot?, the computer may be trying to boot from there!

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Hey guys. Usually I could fix something like this but I'm stumped...  CompaqPresario - S6220WMUse to have XP Home with a backup installed on it (via F10). I stuck a hard drive in it and 2 CD ROM Drives. Every time I try and boot up to install Windows I get "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter". I have unhooked the hard drives (to rule them out just trying to boot to CD), and tried two XP CD's plus a Vista that I have to make sure it's not my CD's. I have 2 CD Drives in it and have tried both of them and still get this error. The are turning on and set to primary in the BIOS. I even took everything out of the boot menu equation just to make sure that all that was there is boot to CD ROM. I have also reset CMOS just in case that was messing with something. I'm thinking that maybe it's looking for this backup partition or something. Not real sure. This is my first time jacking with a home system like this and it's very un-user friendly...Any ideas? Feel free to ask questions if I forgot something. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Where is that HDD from ? ?Another machine i presume and it already has an OS installed on it which is why it won't boot.However this should not prevent your machine from booting to an XP/Vista CD...Do these CD's have shiny holograms all over them and say Microsoft ? ?One thing you could try is to connect the drive in another machine as a slave drive and format it from there...make sure you format the correct drive.

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