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Win8SE boot disk build fails with error

Question: Win8SE boot disk build fails with error

Using Win8PESE80_builder.exe (also 82_builder.exe), trying to build Win8pe boot iso using Win8 pro retail downloaded ISO as the source (files copied from iso to HD folder).

I receive the error in the screenshot just after starting the build.

For those using google, error text is:

Can not detect windows 8 source!!!
You must select a folder with Windows 8 files in the 'Source Directory'
Exiting...

I did find one post at reboot.pro stating that source containing the file install.esd would not work as the file is encrypted, but that is the only reference to that.

Is anyone familiar with why this error occurs and how to work-around? I have no problem building from a win7 pro source.

Thanks!

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Answer: Win8SE boot disk build fails with error

you have selected L as your source directory?

look inside that \sources\ folder - do you have an install.wim or install.esd

Since this is the downloaded ISO, I can say for sure it is an install.esd - thus can not be mounted by winbuilder

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Greetinngs,This morning when I booted up my computer I received a “disk read error, press ctrl-alt-del to restart.” I tried to use the Win 7 disk to repair the start up part of Win 7, it said there were no problems, but it still does not boot up. I can boot from my XP disk but no into my Win 7 disk. I can read files and stuff from my Win 7 disk and I did a chkdsk on it but cannot get it to boot. Thanks.

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In advance, thanx for reading the question and more thanx if you share the answer.

Did a new build last night with the following:
EVGA nForce 730a 8200 Socket AM2+ MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 CPU
(2) Kingston 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800 RAM
WD HD, SATA-3G 7200/8MB
ULTRA LS500 500W ATX POWER SUPPLY
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB PCIe w/D VIDEO CARD
Cooler Master Elite 330 Case
(2) Sony 20X DVDRW SATA

Got the following error on power up:
For Realtek RTL8111B/8111C Gigabit Ethernet Controller v2.17
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Then got:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Also got:
AMD data change....update data to dmi

I have one CD/DVD connected, and the HD, and the system recognizes them on boot. I changed the boot order to CD, then HD, and disabled the rest. Still no luck. Have tried to boot from 2 different XP pro disks, and it no likee. I am running out of hair and patience.

I've seen a few posts on here with similar errors, and one from Extinction18 that is almost identical, but no solutions that have worked for me.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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I have a two year old HP Pavillion (now a year out of waranty) that crashed and now returns "disk read error press ctl+alt+del to restart" when attempting to boot. Using the diagnostic tools avialable under F2, I get the following failure: Hard Drive Short DST Check: FailedFailure ID: GLL3S1-76684P-MFPV7G-60RA03Product ID: E9Z18AV Would anyone be so kind as to tell me what this particular failure ID code means?  Thank you.

Answer:Disk Read Error on boot, Hard Drive Short DST Check fails

 The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.  A retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used-Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba,etc. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd. Your model is not one of the easiest to replace hdd on but the Maintenance & Service Guide will help you or your chosen repair shop.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04438537

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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.
 

Answer:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.
 

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I get the mobo's logo screen for a second and then it goes to the command lines.

Top box has: Sec. Master Disk : None
Sec. Slave Disk: None DDR2 at banks: 0 4

Some PCI device listings.... then:

I'm getting the error:

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

The only thing i have installed that a disk could be inserted in, is the Cd-rom. But there is not disk in it. No 3.5 floppies of any sort on this pc.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: New pc build. Error on startup. Disk boot failure...

didn't have my HD plugged in completely....

Jeez...
 

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Hey everyone,
Well I just finished building a new PC today, the specs are as follows.

Gigabyte P-35 DS3R motherboard
Intel Q6600
8800gts 320mb
WD 320gb internal hdd sata 3gb/s
2gb ram

my problem is when I attempt to start the computer and install Windows XP, I insert the disk, change the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd, and when it attempts to boot, I receive the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I'm baffled on what to do, no matter which disk drive I put it in, what order the bios boot menu is, I get the same error. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thank you!

Answer:New System Build, Xp Won't Boot From Disk, "boot Disk Failure"

If you are using an IDE optical drive be sure that the cable is not reversed. Do you have the two drives set as master and slave? Is the BIOS set to auto detect for the hdd?

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Okay, bit of background on this one. This is my first i7 build, never touched it before, but I followed the instructions exactly, took every precaution to prevent damage to the components.

Intel Core i7 (D Stepping), Asus GTX280 OC Edition, 3Gb of 1600Mhz DDR3 (OCZ Gold Kit), OCZ 700W PSU, Asus P6T Deluxe V2.
I built it and put it into an NZXT Apollo case. It was a tight fit with the GTX280, but fit it did.

I press the power button.

LED's and all devices appear to turn on, HDD spins up.

Blank screen. No signal.

Thought hmm... this looks like a faulty RAM problem...

I changed the RAM around and lo and behold, with a piece in just slot A1 it works. I boot, install OS, setup drivers, and update the BIOS just in case that helps me with the RAM problem. BIOS flashes fine to 0302. Played some L4D till 3 in the morning. Went to bed.

Started the computer. Same problem as before.

Change RAM around and it boots with a one in A1 and C1 each. HMMM I think. Maybe the BIOS update worked? Looked up problems in relation to this. Not much information. Played some ETQW. Went to bed.

Started the computer. Same problem as before.

Frantically swap RAM around and it boots, sometimes one, sometimes two, sometimes 3 modules. Turn the computer off and next time I restart it, It wont boot. If the Blue RAM LED lights up and stays Hard, it sometimes didnt boot. If the LED turned off after 5 seconds it always booted. If the LED didnt light up at all. Then would never boot

No matter what ... Read more

Answer:Core i7 build, fails to reach boot/bios

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My new build is failing to boot after installing AMD Catalyst and other graphics drivers.
Here is what I am doing step by step followed by my build:
Setup:
1. Install Windows 7 Professional
2. Use my MB setup cd to install the network adapter (A88XM-PLUS/CSM by ASUS)
3. Try to use Windows Update to fix any possible errors, it fails to search at all and keeps searching for an intolerable amount of time.
4. Use my Graphics card install cd (XFX Model R7-250A-CLF4) to install missing software.
5. Use my MB setup cd to install the rest of the AMD software and the chipset drivers. (computer requests restart)
6. I restart, but when it goes to the pre-shutdown screen it pops up with the 'preparing updates 30%' and then cuts to shutdown. When it reboots, it goes through normally until it get to the starting windows screen, and then cuts to a blank black screen with the cursor still active and stays there for the rest of the time that it is on.
7. I try to use the Windows install cd to recover but it errors and says 'not compatible with this version of windows'. The only way I have been able to get it out of this funk is to start over and reinstall windows.

Build:
Mother Board. Asus A88XM-PLUS/CSM
APU. AMD A10-7850K
Graphics Card. XFX R7-250A-CLF4
HDD. Western Digital 1TB model WD10EZEX
Disk Drive: Asus Blue-ray model BC-12B1ST
Ram. Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB Kit HX324C11T3K2/16

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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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I'll keep this short.

1. Vista full installation ISO disc created

2. Disc boots up fine in an XP computer (so disc is fine)

3. Disc does NOT boot up in the Vista computer (my dilemma)

4. XP disc boots up fine in the Vista computer (so CD-ROM is fine)
What could possibly be wrong here? The only remote thing I can think about is that this is a 32-bit install as opposed to 64-bit. I am not sure which bit is in this computer and I am not even sure that really matters. It is a Toshiba A205-s5801 which came from factory with Windows Vista.

Answer:Arrrrgh!!! Vista ISO boot disk FAILS to boot

Specs: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1909172&rpn=PSAF3U&modelFilter=A205-S5801&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

<<1. Vista full installation ISO disc created>>

Created from what?

That system seems to have come with a recovery partition and recovery mechanism which is the only option provided by manufacturer for any Windows repair/installation.

Louis

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Hi all,

I keep getting the Inaccessible Boot Device error when trying to upgrade from 10061 to 10074. I *think* this may be due to my symlinking the \Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository folder to another partition on the same hard disk.

Why did I do such a thing? Well, that folder is 16 GB sitting pretty all by itself, plus Win 10, plus the update file(s), plus the new install, plus the temp files as stuff is transferred, and my 48.7 GB partition that I created is too full to update without that folder residing somewhere else.

I just wish MS had bothered to say "hey, you will need about 60 GB on the Win 10 partition if you want to actually use it as your daily driver"... I started with a ~20GB partition, resized it several times, and I'll be dipped if I have to go move to the 'left' and reconfigure all of my partitions yet again...

I already have:

1) symlinked my documents, pictures, videos, music etc to my data partition

2) told Steam to use the Steam library on my data partition

3) erased older Win 10 builds + drive cleanup of previous restore points, log files, etc, etc.

4) compressed the Win 10 partition (using the OS, not 3rd party)

I can't move the FileRepository folder back into the Win 10 partition or I won't be able to update due to a lack of ~10GB of drive space to play around in.

What do I do?

EDIT: Currently, I have 17.0 GB free on the Win 10 partition. I believe there's a Win 10 10074 update sitting in there... $Windows.~BT is... Read more

Answer:Upgrade from build 10061 to 10074 fails (Inaccessible Boot Device)

I am having the same problem but I tried to update from a mounted ISO on another drive. Found a folder taking up 25 gb of my 50 gb drive space so just deleted it and trying again from windows update.

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During Windows backup, which wants to backup the 'C' drive and my games drive 'E' (for some reason), I get the following error message after the 'C' backup has completed but not the 'E':

'The backup operation that started at '‎2015‎-‎12‎-‎20T06:00:25.459859400Z' has failed with following error code '0x8078012D' (The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on a disk, run CHKDSK /R on the source or destination volume, and then retry the operation.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.'

I ran CHKDSK \R and received several errors of the type: 'A disk read error occurred 0000185. The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file xxxxxx of name xxxxxx.'

My 'E' drive is 2TB with 205GB free. I really don't believe that the cluster(s) in error are bigger than 205G, but what do I know?

Anyone have experience with this problem?

Thanks.

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Hey guys,

At the minute Windows 7 is completely failing to boot on my PC. I reach the Windows logo (with the loading animation) and it freezes after roughly half a second before restarting my computer. The machine also fails to boot into safe mode and recovery mode.

Before I rebooted my computer (which is when the problem arrived), I did two things. First I ran Disk Clean-Up to free up some space. In Disk Clean-Up I was able to free a lot of space by deleting temporary update files. After this, I unistalled AVG Antivirus in preparation to change to a different AV. During the uninstallation, my keyboard starting behaving strangely, and so when the installer asked if I wished to reboot I said yes. As my computer was shutting down, it displayed the 'Installing updates' message, but only very briefly. After that, my computer was unable to start.

I have two theories:
1. My computer was host to some sort of dormant virus (I don't actually know if this is a thing) that was activated once it detected my antivirus was gone. I don't know whether my keyboard behaviour was anomalous or a strange symptom of the infection. I ran the AVG rescue CD with a completely up to date definition library and it returned no results. I'm hoping someone can debunk this theory...

2. Running Disk Clean-up deleted files that were necessary for a scheduled update. When the update attempted to run, it failed due to the files missing, leaving my Windows installation in a broken state.

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Answer:Computer fails to boot after using Disk Cleanup.

Two things come to mind.
1. Did you use the official AVG removal tool from their website?

2. You could run sfc /scannow to check Windows 7 files.

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This issue has just start a couple of days ago were the computer would restart at the point of the boot logo just before the orbs came in, i have tried booting in all safe modes and the computer would restart, tried repair and it restarts before finished loading. I have tried using the os install disk but it also restarts. There is no BSOD. Is there a way to fix this or would i have to replace my motherboard?

Edit: This issue has been fixed, it was a loose card on the motherboard.

Answer:Windows and installation disk fails to boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by portalman126


This issue has just start a couple of days ago were the computer would restart at the point of the boot logo just before the orbs came in, i have tried booting in all safe modes and the computer would restart, tried repair and it restarts before finished loading. I have tried using the os install disk but it also restarts. There is no BSOD. Is there a way to fix this or would i have to replace my motherboard?


1: Remove all external peripherals like printer and then reboot.
2: Open the computer, remove and reseat the CMOS battery and then restart your PC.
3: If there is more than 1 RAM card, remove it and let it run on a single chip.

These are the few things you could try before reaching to a conclusion that the mobo is faulty.

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I have downloaded windows 7 home premium upgrade ISO from the microsoft store. The burned the iso to disk using the image burner in windows.

My problem is that the disk will boot, and a "windows is loading" screen appears which only takes a minute. Then a windows background appears on screen with a cursor. That is all. No setup at all. What might be wrong here. I would like to make a bootable disk that works.

I can run setup from an OS, but that is not what I want to be able to do.
Help please,
Rick

Answer:Install disk fails to boot into setup

As far as I know, 1 most likely problem

Burn a new ISO at slowest speed

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Hi

I have a 3 year old Toshiba Sattelite Pro L550-17U (Sept 2010). And it has worked perfectly ok since I bought it.

2 weeks ago, I turned it on, on my coffee table, where it lives 90% of the time, and nothing!!

Black screen, no keyboard lights (Caps/Screen/Num lock). Encouraging disk noise, On light was green, and charge light works when plugged in.

Tried external monitor, still nothing.

Continued by:

Reseating ram
Removing Hard Drive
Pressing F8 fairly rapidly after cold starting
Pressing F2 fairly rapidly after cold starting
Removed power and battery, replaced battery,

When it has been switched on (and looking rather black!). None of the keyboard lights respond (Num/Scroll/Caps Lock)

All to no avail.

Suspected blown motherboard.

I'm a little disappointed. I have only had one other laptop fail on me like this, and it was a 10+ year old travelmate!

Any other ideas?

Ian

Message was edited by: ianhadling

Answer:Satellite Pro L550-17U fails to boot up, disk noise only

Hi

All you have done is right and these are typical steps that one notebook owner can try to check if this will help. Unfortunately there are no much options to test.
On this virtual way it is not possible to offer exact diagnostic but I also think that there is some serous mainboard problem. BIOS maybe? Who knows?

It is not easy to make decision what to do now. You can contact service and ask for help. They can check it and tell you what is wrong there but if the mainboard must be exchanged it can be pretty expensive.
It is really not easy to give you some good advice.

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Hey everyone,

I'm not sure if this has been posted already...I looked and couldn't find anything.

So basically, my friend wakes up and turns on their computer (a Dell, running Windows XP Home Edition) and it only gets to the first loading screen (not even the Windows logo loading screen) before it automatically goes to the Windows Advanced Options Menu. We select to run windows normally, and right after, the dreaded BSOD. We restart, and same deal with the options menu automatically coming up. So we try to run it in safe mode, same thing. Then again, but we try "last good configuration" - basically, we try every single option given, all of which lead to the BSOD.

We figure there isn't much else to do but try to boot the entire system with the original system boot disk, but that doesn't work either...because it goes directly to the same Windows Advanced Options Menu automatically where all the options just lead up to BSOD, never even loading the disk.

How in God's name do you fix a computer that won't even allow you to fix it?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:Continuous BSOD - When even the system boot disk fails...

The particular error message/code that you get on the BSOD is often a good clue as to the cause of the problem. Search the MS KB at support.microsoft.com for the error message and hex code (a string of the form 0x00000000) for possible causes.

In order to boot to a CD to troubleshoot/repair a system the BIOS of the system must be configured to boot to a CD if one is found. Go into the BIOS of the system and look for Boot Options/Order and make sure that the CD option is set to boot before the hard drive.
 

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I just reformatted a dell dimension L866R and changed the windows to xp pro. Since changing the boot order in the BIOS this message will appear. When you press any key the message just keeps repeating itself in a loop.

When you put the windows cd and don't boot from the disk windows will come up. I cannot access the BIOS to try and change the boot order which I think that it might be.

Previously the computer had windows 98SE but the video drivers would be recognized. Decided to upgrade to newer windows version.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Error message-->incorrect boot disk please insert boot disk into drive a:

Why can't you access BIOS?
 

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This sounds straight forward, but I can not figure this out I am new to this. I have a Etower 500 MHz with 192 mb's of memory and 4 gig hard drive. I used partition magic 3.5 to partition the drive inorder to try and install DOS and win98 and maybe linux. I am following the instructions from this web site here>> http://www.xperts.co.za/multi-boot/ I am using the disks that I made from downloading from this site referring to REUEL Boot disk this disk took me through the entire process. It all went great until I rebooted and I keep getting Non-System disk or disk error I have no disk's in the drives. I even installed win98 and all it did was go straight to windows. With in windows I could see the drives I partitioned all of them except the one that windows was actually on. I have done this again and again trying to see if I did anything wrong. Anybody know what is wrong?
Also can anyone tell me how to get free dos I can not figure out what files to download. The one that I am trying to install now is suppose to be mini dos 6.22. I am really new to dos so I am doing a lot of guessing.
 

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   I was trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a DVD.  This was because a previous install of Ubuntu16.04 wwould not run without a transient error message, followed by an apparent recovery at start up. I then downloaded program GQRX from gqrx.de but this would not run properly though the Mac version runs OK on a MacBook Pro.   Ubuntu 10.04 needs the WiFi to be set up on install and this I was failing to do!! Don't ask!!! so I powered off rather than attepting to do a more 'proper' shut down.  I presume this has left the disk in a corrupted state.  Now on power up the lamps on the power switch and shift key light but screen is black and after a few seconds there is a loud click,  they both go off and the machine remains in an inert state. I have carried out the reset instructions on this site. to no avail.It has been suggested elsewhere to reinstal Ubuntu 16.04 as a test first and then continue to GQRX if this is improved, but this requires the machine to boot. I have a Win 10 USB stick witch has reinstalled Win in the past so a boot with this would be a satisfactory start.     Any help would be appreciated, so many thank in advance.    john m   

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Trying to dual boot build 10130 iso on a fresh install of 8.1.
Received a message:
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style"
Laptop is an Asus x550c.
System recovery to Asus factory default.

Asus has a default 4 Partition setup. I added a 5th, Partition 6, by shrinking Partition 4
Looks something like this:

Drive 0 Partition 3 128MB MSR (Reserved)
Drive 0 Partition 4 OS 395GB Primary
Drive 0 Partition 5 451MB Recovery
Drive 0 Partition 6 New Volume 48GB Primary
Drive 0 Partition 7 Restore 20GB Recovery

I'm using the new Build 10130 iso which just came out.
I don't want to use a VM like I have on a Desktop.

Pete

Answer:W-10 dual boot attempt fails. Selected disk of GPT type

Can you post a screenshot of disk management please. If you've created a fifth partition you've must have converted the disk to dynamic, do not reboot until you've posted that screenshot.

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I'm trying to fix a PC for a relative. The problem is that it wont reboot at all after it got the blue screen at start up. The computer would continuously reboot until you turned it off. It's not possible to boot into safe mode either.

I have tried booting from a Windows XP disc. The CD drive recognises the disc and begins to boot. It will get so far and then get the error message "File sbp2port.sys is corrupted. Press any key to continue"

Doing this only results in the computer rebooting again and being stuck in a loop.

Any help or advice is much appreciated.

Jamie.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP wont boot at all and recovery disk fails

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hi there!

this is my first post. please excuse if i have done it in the wrong place.

using axiomatic software i backedup my system partition of 20 gb to the 80 gb exboot usb external disk.

i enabled, boot from usb in my bios, selected external disk as first boot priority and started the computer.

the external disk boots, reaches the windows splash screen, i can see the moving illuminated squares, but windows fails to load.

the computer reboots and goes to the screen which asks whether to load normally, or safe mode etc?

i tried the options, safe mode etc, but no luck.

could anybody suggest any error on my part?

thanks for reading and for any help in advance.

i am using windows xp with service pack 2.

i use a intel 915 gav motherboard.

salt
 

Answer:exboot usb external hard disk fails to boot into windows

Can you please post a link to the axiomatic program that you used to back up your hard drive.
 

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system spec Asus A7N8X-X,AMD 2600, 512 MB RAM and 80GB western digital drive.Award Bios.newly built. i installed MS DOS 6.22, reboot, and gets this error.the PC stops at "verifying DMI pool data", and says boot from CD: disk boot failure....if i insert the dos disk in the A drive , press enter, i can ther access the c drive. i just cant boot from it. In BIOS, boot sequence is; A, C CDROM. The drive shows up during the POST, i bought it about a year ago, but was never used it.what do you guys think.

Answer:Boot disk failure, on new build.

What operating system are you trying to load?

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My hard drive in my ENVY dv7 died for the second time in two years (it was under warranty last time and I was able to send it in to be fixed). I bought the exact same hard drive (Samsung, 1TB), tested it in BIOS, passed everything. When I try to do the image recovery with the HP Recovery Disks I received last time my hard drive died, I get an error while at 58% on recovery disk two that says: Reducer Copy File Fails From: d:\preload\base24.SWMTo: c:\RM\Image\BASE24.SWM Press OK to retry. I press OK and it does the same thing over and over again. The folks who have asked about this same type of error seem to get nowhere in here, but what choice do I have?! The hard drive is the same size, same manufacturer, same model, so it should have the issue of reimaging the system on a smaller hard drive, right? I am just out of luck on this? So frustrated.











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Answer:copy file fails error on HP recovery disk 2 at 58%

englejas Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems doing recovery and wanted to help.Here is the link to the win8.1 media creation tool:  Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help Understand, though, that you might run into a problem installing using the media created from this tool. You have an HP OEM version of Win8 installed on your PC and that means that the product key embedded in the UEFI firmware of your motherboard is OEM, not retail. While the media created from this tool SHOULD activate using that key, there is no guarantee that it will do that.  If it does not, you can use this tool to retrieve your product key and try entering it manually:  Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool - MajorGeeks IF that still does not work, then your only recourse would be to order a new set of recovery disks from HP. You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update".  If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entty and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US... Read more

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I have Windows 7 64 bit on an Asus UL80Vt notebook. Came with a Maxtor 320 GB drive. I want to replace it with an OCZ 60 GB SSD.

I was told the a System image can only go on a drive that is the same size or bigger than the source drive. I read a tutorial on benchmarkreviews.com that said the trick was to use the Shrink Volume command in Drive Management and reduce the size of my C: drive before making the restore image. Its new size was 45 GB.

I then used the Windows system image to make a copy of the drive and saved it on to my Western Digital MyBook. All went well.

Opened the system, swapped out the drives, rebooted to my Windows Repair CD, followed the instructions to get to the System Image Restore option. It found the image on my USB drive, no problem. However when it got to the screen to "Choose additional restore options" the Format and repartition disks option was grayed out and I had a message that I should install drivers for my device. OCZ Agility drives don't have drivers. I think this is important.

Next I chose to proceed and for 2 seconds all looked good until I got a message- "Re-Image your computer. The system image restore failed. No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found." When I click on details a get a bunch of gobbledy-gook about 1) System disk may have been excluded by mistake 2) USB disk may have been assigned as a system disk, 3) An invalid disk may have been assigned as system disk and an error code ... Read more

Answer:Re-image system disk fails error 0x80042412

Im having the exact same issue...

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I've got a L30-101 which was becoming slow to power up. Another forum suggested going into ms config to ensure max memory being used for boot up and to uncheck some start items. When I restarted, windows icons were enlarged and slightly blurry, so I undid the changes I made but windows is still not clear. The laptop is working fine otherwise, so I saved what data I needed and tried a system restore, but the computer cant find any restore points.

As a last resort I tried the Toshiba Product Recovery disk which I had never used before. It starts reading it ok, then asks for language choice English. About 10mins later it stops with the error message "Could not get a language entry from INI file! Section :[Commom] Key InstallCMD File D:\Setenv.ini.
When I hit OK to clear the message the Administrator page states Failed to initiate the raid class No RAID-continue normally.

When I restart the laptop it takes me back to my previous state with slightly blurry icons, an otherwise working laptop and all my old data is still there.

I've since bought a new Satellite L450D laptop which I am posting this from, but I am keen to try and get my L30 up and running again as a spare. I contacted Toshiba UK in case there was a fault with the recovery disk, but due licensing issues they can only redirect me to the toshiba eu backup media website to purchase a new recovery disk. As I already have a recovery disk, I dont want to buy another one to have the same results. Does anyo... Read more

Answer:Satellite L30 Recovery disk fails : Could not get language entry error

At first I must say that you should back up all your important data to external device like external HD or USB stick. When you use recovery installations disc all partition will be deleted.

I don't know why you cannot use delivered recovery disc but only thing you can do is to visit nearest Toshiba authorized service provider and show the problem. If they can confirm recovery DVD is defective I presume you will get new one for free.

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Please can anyone help. I tried using my recovery disks to restore my notebook when it kept failing to start properly. The disks did not work so I purchased a set of disc from Toshiba on this website. I still have the same problem.

Is it the hard drive failing or something else?

If I purchase a new hard drive will the recovery disks work if the hard drive is not exactly the same as the one that came out?

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery disk fails error 1117

Hi

Did you think about the HDD?
It could be a HDD malfunction that does not allow you to install the system.

I recommend checking the HDD for some possible issues.

There is a nice tool called Drive Fitness Test. You can use it for HDD check.
Google simply to get the software.

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Okahe here's the problem. I used yumi multiboot usb creator to put my windows 7 disk and ultimate boot cd onto my usb. I created a avast rescue disk with my avast and I found that this disk has a bootmgr and windows 7 install disk also has a bootmgr so I cant put them both on the flash drive. I've tried grub chainloading the windows 7 iso but when I try tp install it says "Load Driver" and when I grub chainload the avast iso it doesnt complete. I have tried making a partition and puting the windows files on the one partition and the avast files on the other and then grub chainloading the hiden partitions which does the same. Any help would be appreciated. Maybe Ive skipped something

Answer:Build multiboot USB to boot both windows 7 install disk and avast

I would use a backup image of your completed install with Avast (and anything else) already installed. This is the modern way to replace slipstreamed installers, although you can try slipstreaming Avast into the Win7 ISO using 7Lite.

To apply image to different hardware then you'd either first SysPrep to move HD to another computer before applying the image to new hardware, or once you've applied it if it won't then Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

You can also create and apply the image with Acronis with Universal Restore. This is not the free version provided with any WD or Seagate HD which is also recommended.

Or you can use Win7 backup imaging or the preferred alternative here: Macrium - Image your system

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Ok, I bought a new motherboard, Processor, RAM, and Graphics card but planned on keeping the same HDD because it is a 300GB and has all my stuff on it. I AM NOT using a floppy drive. I built it and got an error during startup that said something along the lines of "floppy error, no 80 conductor. Press F1 to continue anyway". So.. I unplugged my 2nd HDD off the middle section of the IDE cable b/c I had been having trouble w/ this HDD and thought it was broken. So anyway I did this and got this error "Floppy disk(s) fail (40)" and I am given the option to press F1 to continue. When I do so it sits for a second saying Verifying DMI pool data and then I get a blue screen of death. I have attached screenshots of the process to better explain my situation. Im not sure if Its an IDE cable problem, if I need to reformat my HDD b/c I have made huge system changes, or what. Please help b/c I dont understand why its fussing about a Floppy Drive when I dont use one.

Blue Screen O DEATH
Verifying Pool data
Error

Answer:PC Build Error: Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

The floppy search and controller are still enabled in the bios setup. You need to go in there and disable those two items otherwise the post will continue to look for a drive you don't have. The problem with the second ide drive being set as slave may be resolved by trying the cable select jumper setting instead. Of you may need a better cable.

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After removing unwanted programs on 98 using Add/Remove programs my PC prompted me to re-start.When the PC re-booted the win 98 logo came on and then my wallpaper appeared with a message board saying 'EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at 017f:00401f31 and will be shut down'. The PC then just sits there and does nothing ????????

Answer:Win 98 fails to boot up due to Explorer.exe error.

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On starting I get the Toshiba start-up screen and there is a regular clicking from the HDD. After 20-30 seconds I get:

IDE #0 ERROR

then a pause, followed by the following codes from the boot agent (Intel FE v4.1.09)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Insert system disc in drive.

I have a nasty feeling that the HDD has died. I can replace it if required, but is there any way of extracting the files from it before I go this far?

Answer:Satellite Pro A10 fails to boot - IDE #0 ERROR

That?s a clear symptom of a HDD fault.
The +IDE#0+ error means that the BIOS didn?t recognize the HDD (due to a hardware fault probably) and cannot boot from the HDD.

Then it swishes to the further boot possibility ?> LAN
The +PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable+ error appears because the notebook cannot boot from LAN.

I think you should simply replace the HDD and then you should reinstall the OS again.

This helps for sure.

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Apparently build 10547 of the Desktop Windows 10 has the dreaded Ram Disk problem. The only way I know of that fixes this solution is a clean wipe and reinstall. How can I do that since they are no longer activating keys when you attempt to reinstall and cannot get back into the preview program?
Does anyone know of a fix for the Ram Disk error on 10547
or
Does anyone know how to get back into the insider program after a clean wipe/install
Edit this can be fixed! Open an elevated command prompt and type:
bcdedit /deletevalue {badmemory} badmemorylist

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I have a custom built desktop, the last few months I have been having real bad problems with the start up and the computer just closing everything and shutting down randomly. But at the moment my main problem seems to be "A disc read error has occurred". I have read through many forums and other random sites for a solution. I haven't found one obviously. I re install the OS regularly just to get my PS to work. It is a genuine copy I bought while building. If any more info is needed I can give it. Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated!

Answer:Custom Build. A disk read error occurred.

Hi Calmrade and welcome to Seven Forums.

When did you start receiving this error? Did you install anything prior to this?

Where is this error appearing? More info on the problem would be really helpful

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I'm trying to install a PC with Windows 7 threw USB (2.0). Therefore I've used Windows USB/DVD Tool.
To note, I've installed a NEW hard drive, the old one broke down due to it's age.

Now I'm getting the next message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK.

I've tried setting the boot sequence but none of that helped, I keep getting the same message.

Thanks in advance,

Momkay

Answer:Windows 7 Installation error DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK

Normally means that the hard drive is not detected. Check its connections, plugged securely into SATA1 port with no others attached, data and power cable securely attached.

Then enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given for that on the first screen. Is the hard drive registering anywhere there? It often will be represented by its Serial Number.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save settings and Exit.

Proceed to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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hello everybody here at B.C

As this topic mentions this is supposed to be a BIOS guide, not exactly tho....
I will write about what i have encountered and worked with when it comes to this motherboard in hope to expand this knowledge and hopefully finding a solution with a broader network.

As mentioned this is the ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard without the SLI = double PCI EXPRESS installed
Basically my old motherboard stopped functioning so i had to replace it with the Abit Fatal1ty, at first i was very pleased becouse i read alot of positive stuff about it, altho i dont really like too much advertising this motherboard looked promising.
A part of the horror that struck me was that i needed to install WinXp from start, there were reports of users who could simply do a repair of winxp so they wont loose any valuable data, but in my case i didnt have that option, my windows could not be saved. Since i had 3 HDD's i plugged in another one after backing it up from another pc, becouse i simply mistook it for the hdd that had winxo on it, anyway i thought to myself i could backup my winxp containing drive at a later state when i get winxp installed on the drive i just cleaned. I then instaled all the hardware where it belongs and booted up and put in the WinXp SP2 cd and ran thru the first part of the setup ( where the files get copied over to your hdd before the restart )
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Answer:Bios's ( Disk Boot Error Please Insert System Disk And Press Enter )

Simply put, the disk that you think that you are booting from, and the disk that you are booting from, are not the same. I did the same thing myself not too long ago. Pull out the other disks and install XP. Once it is working, then install the other hard drives. If you are sure that you are booting from the same drive on which XP is installed, then the disk is thrashed.
You said you took out a disk from another system and it booted fine. How about trying this? Take the disk out of your system that you think is the one with XP on it, and see if if it will boot the other machine?
This is no huge mystery. It can only be one of very few things.

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I was trying to plug in headphones and accidentally disconnected my sound card, during which my windows explorer started to unexpectedly shut down. I restarted the computer
right after it had re-loaded and was not able to load back up after it shut down.

It gave me the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. I did that and it goes to "Loading Files from Windows", completes it and then goes to the boot screen where Windows is suppose to load up. The bar cycles through 7 times and then freezes for several minutes before going to the BSOD. I don't seem to ever get the option to go to the Windows Repair Console and I'm not sure at which step I'd be prompted to do so, I've tried every option given and none of them will take me to it.

I've tried loading in safe mode but it doesn't do anything different, tried boot logging but I'm not sure where I'd go to see the result. I also tried loading windows using my system disk and system disk I downloaded off the web on an external cdrom, same problem. Does anyone have any possible solutions for me?

Thank you.

System Description:
video card - nvidia geforce 9800 gx2
cpu - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
m/board - ASUS P5N72-T Premium LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel
ram
power supply - 850w, Antec.

Answer:Disk boot error insert system disk and press enter

No help?

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There was a power outage at my house yesterday while I was away. When I came home my computer screen was black and displayed the message: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter.

Here is what I have done thus far:
I tried rebooting but the message persisted (after going through the initial information about IDE stuff).
I went into the bios to see if my hard drive was dead, but the bios still recognized it and my secondary hard drive.
I also tried to boot from a Window XP cd and repair Windows on my master drive, but the error message came up regardless of the cd drive I used (I have a CD drive and a CDRW/DVD drive). In both instances where I had the CD in one of the two CD drives, the CD was spinning (and presumably being read) but I could never get the computer to boot off of it. (Note: I tried both CD drives, because my bios is set to boot off CD first, although I don't know which CD drive it actually looks at first.)
I opened up my computer and made sure that all of the connections were secure and fit.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to what is going on?

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:What is the cause of this: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter

Try this:

Shut down all power to your PC by unplugging everything. Let it set for a minute or two, plug the power back in and try booting.

I know it sounds strange but it worked for me when I had a similar problem.
 

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I recently swapped out my Maxtor 80GB Master and 60GB Slave harddrive for a Western Digital 250GB harddrive. When I boot I get the Disk Boot Error. My boot order is CD-ROM -> HDD 0 -> HDD 1. I have a CD-ROM/RW and DVD-ROM/RW and they are cabled and mastered/slaved properly.

I'm trying to install Windows XP on this new HDD, but I can't get to anything in windows, such as partioning, etc. I believe it is a hardware issue but I'm not sure.

I tried resetting the battery on my Mobo, switching in and out different peripherals but nothing is working.

I know the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are working as the CD is still spinning when I open them.

I took out the slave drive just so I can see if I can get by all this to install windows to the big drive and just add the other one later, but I'm still having the problem.

The only problems I can see happening are:

1.) Bad cables
2.) Bad Mobo
3.) Bad CDROM
4.) Bad Disk

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Disk Boot Error, Please Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Help me, please!
 

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I asked this question once before and didnt get the help I needed. My computer since then has progressively gotten worse. I cant even start it up now, I hit control+alt+delete to restart it after seeing this screen and no luck, sometimes I wont get on my computer days at a time. I run Windows XP and I have a relatively new Compaq I bought just last year. Now please someone help me, how can I fix this? Whats wrong with my computer and whats making it do this....and how do I fix it?
 

Answer:Boot Disk Error Insert System Disk and Press Enter

There is a good chance that your hard drive is bad. If your computer is still under warranty, you should contact HP/Compaq for support.
 

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Ok so I recently built myself from a barebones system a very nice PC:
AMD Athlon64 3500 2.2ghz
MSI K8N Platinum Motherboard
MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT Graphics Card
1 1Gb Ram stick
10x24x40 TDK CD-RW Rom
Western Digital 160gb SATA Hard Drive
Windows XP Professional

This configuration worked wonderfully even after I added an old IDE Westeren Digital 40gig Hard drive which had win98 on it.

I started getting problems after I added some more stuff to it
1 512mb Ram Stick
HP DVD-RW Drive
Maxtor 120gig IDE Hard Drive (with WinXP Home on it... brothers old computer hard drive)
Floppy Drive

The error I started getting came after the "Verifying DMI Pool...."
then I get "boot from cd..."
"Disk Boot Error, please insert system disk and press enter"

I've tried everything i can think of... i've tried every single combination of CD Drives and Hard Drives (Including putting it back to the orriginal configuration)

I've tried using new IDE cables, making sure everything is plugged in correctly and such.

I've even reformatted the main hard drive and reinstalled WinXP Pro (which worked... til this morning when the same problems started over again). I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it, if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it

Answer:Disk Boot Error, Please insert system disk and press enter

greetings
see if the device manager is clean
remove the added hardware [ i see you said you went to original config]
the 512 ram first
goodluck

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there is this pentium 4 pc that i am working on. it is able to detect the hard drive but it tells me"DISK BOOT ERROR, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". does it mean the hard drive is bad? how do i solve this problem
 

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

Either the hard drive has failed, there is no OS on it, or the boot code is missing/corrupt.
You can test the drive with Seagate SeaTools for DOS, which runs from a CD in DOS. Download it by clicking "Downloads" on this page: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Now download and install IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
Use IMGBurn to create a CD from the SeaTools ISO file, then boot the faulty PC from that CD.
SeaTools will eventually open. Select the hard drive to be tested and run the short test on it.
If it says "Failed", you need a new hard drive.

If it does not say "Failed", this time run the long test on it just to be sure it's okay.

If the drive passes the long test okay, you just need to install a (legal) copy of Windows on it.
 

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Hello everybody, i need your help. My computer froze and I tried everything to get it working again (exit, ctrl+alt+delete, patience) , but it stayed frozen then went to a blue screen. Forgot what screen said but main part was telling me to reboot the Computer, I turned off by power button because no other way to shut it off.
Then when i turned it on again, my computer was making weird noises, then went to ntdlr error after very long time. I press enter then it boots again and shows the "boot system error...".

Im running windows xp sp2 and main drive is C... I'm pretty sure i have a D: too.

My questions are:

1) Can my files still be recovered and if so how?
2) How can i fix this problem?

Please and Thankyou
 

Answer:boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter....please help

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My computer was working perfectly well.
I left it on and went out. When I came back it had a black screen saying
"boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter" in BIOS
This has happened before but I just hit my pc then rebooted then no problem.
This time it didnt work, I have tried to vacuum the interior of my pc but to no avail.

Can anyone help me please?
 

Answer:boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter....please help

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I got this error yesterday and i scheduled a chkdsk /r /f and it did chkdsk on the next starup and it took 2-3 hours to finished. it said disk was clean so i just touched the power button on the computer to turn it off.


next day it went to chkdsk again so i canceled it. i went to last known settings , after being on computer about 40 minues got disk boot error again i just powered off and then windows stared normally.

in case i get this error again what else can i do. i got this error long time ago and i did a chkdsk or scannow with my hirensboot up disc and it stopped. i think it was something on the disc missing that was repaired.
 

Answer:disk boot error install disk press enter

It sounds like your hard-drive might be getting ready to fail. Check all your HD connections and make a back-up using Macrium Reflect Free or Easus Todo to an external USB hard-drive as soon as you can.
 

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Hi there,

i have set the boot sequence to boot from cd, but the message reads: non bootable disk.

I have tried to open it with ghost but it wants a password.

Toshiba Satellite A60.

Answer:Satellite A60 - Recovery disk will not boot - error non bootable disk

Hi

First of all you will be not able to extract the ghost image file because it?s secured as you could see.

I don?t know why you cannot boot from the Toshiba Recovery CD. But a reason could be:
- The CD is faulty (scratch, not more readable)
- You used a wrong CD
- The CD/DVD drive cannot handle this CD due to the old and faulty drive laser lens.

So you should firstly check if you can boot from other Microsoft Windows CD to find out if the CD/DVD drive is ok.
If this is ok then there is a issue with your CD!!!

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I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 14.04.3 & Windows 10. Since my video cards died a while ago I?ve not been using Windows much, but a couple of months ago I started up Windows to let it run some updates. After the obligatory reboot it just went into a loop of booting, telling me there had been this obscure error, rebooting to diagnose/fix it and then failing to fix it. I was pretty fed up after doing quite a bit of searching but finding nothing that seemed to relate to my situation and certainly nothing that fixed it.

But now I have a new video card and, although I am enjoying Ark Survival, there are other games I?d like to get back to that only run in Windows. I?m not sure where to start though - I?m not even sure what this error means. Windows at some point also mentions not being able to access the boot device which doesn?t make a lot of sense. I?ve run boot-repair from a live Ubuntu session and it reports nothing wrong. All the files that should be there are there and the partitions are all correct and accounted for.

Any suggestions? What does this error actually mean?

Answer:Boot fails with error 0xc000007b after Windows Update

Hi @Moilleadoir.

Are you sure that it starts with a C? Or it is 0x0000007B?

Asking because 0xc000007B and 0x0000007B are two different things; the first one is an application error status generally not effecting booting and the second one is a bugcheck code that does not let windows boot.

We can start troubleshooting after your reply.

Also let us know how the dual boot is configured. Are the OSs in two different physical disks or in a same disk? Which is the bootloader ... windows boot manager or GRUB?

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Ok my problem is, my PC just doesn't boot at initial boot-up. At first I thought it was just Windows Update but now it's something else. I ran Startup Recovery and it said that an unidentified system configuration. The last modification I did was installing a new LED Monitor with higher resolutions. My last Monitor was a Samsung SyncMaster 540 N which was a 1024x768 monitor. This new one is now at 1366x768 tops but its on 1280x768.

After a reset, machine works perfectly fine and there's no error logs accompanied.

It gets stuck at the Starting Windows Screen at initial boot.

Answer:HELP! PC fails at first initial boot (No Error on Windows Logs)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SlimShady58


Ok my problem is, my PC just doesn't boot at initial boot-up. At first I thought it was just Windows Update but now it's something else. I ran Startup Recovery and it said that an unidentified system configuration. The last modification I did was installing a new LED Monitor with higher resolutions. My last Monitor was a Samsung SyncMaster 540 N which was a 1024x768 monitor. This new one is now at 1366x768 tops but its on 1280x768.

After a reset, machine works perfectly fine and there's no error logs accompanied.

It gets stuck at the Starting Windows Screen at initial boot.


What do you mean by saying "Startup Recovery"? Do you mean this? Startup Repair
It did start automatically after a boot failure?

What do you mean by "reset"? Just ctrl-alt-del, exit recovery environment and reboot.

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I reported this in the post regarding the March 10 patchfest, but thought it should get its own thread until resolved. The patch will not apply on my system and requires several lengthy reboots to unwind itself and finally fails to patch. During the update process I get a "Reverting Changes" message and "Preparing to retry", but ultimately, the patch fails. On Microsoft's Technet site, some have reported that this is due to using a custom bootloader on a multi-boot machine, which is what I have, though others seem to be having problems even on single OS systems. Some have worked around the problem by disabling their bootloader (e.g., grub2), booting into Win7, applying the patch successfully, then re-enabling their bootloader for multi-boot. This is a bit more than I'm willing to do at the moment, so hoping Microsoft will fix this patch so it will apply on dual/multi-boot machines.

Answer:KB3033929 Fails/Boot Loops with Error 80004005

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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So, after about 2 weeks of experiencing Windows 10 I've decided to revert back to Windows 8.1, since I was more experienced at it. So I followed every step to downgrade the system, waited for about a few hours, then I noticed that when Windows restarted, it somehow went to an "automatic repair" loop. I've tried literally everything there was so I can get it running again, but nothing seems to work. But, there was only one option, in which I feel like an idiot to try out.

I went to Command Prompt and typed in diskpart.exe, then enter. I then typed in LIST DISK, then SELECT DISK SYSTEM, and finally CLEAN. Since I thought at the time that CLEAN works like resetting the PC, I rebooted it again, and I came to an error message saying: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Is, or will there be any other way to start my PC in a condition like this? If I'm missing any other details then feel free to ask.

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected ot the disk has failed.

when you did the diskpart and listed the disk and select the disk then typed clean... you inadvertently wiped the partition table... not to worry from another system if you have one download Easeus partitoion recovery program the free one... it should let you create a bootable disk with its program on it if not there are other partition recovery programs out there.... some are free some are pay

other than that reinstalling from scratch will work but you'll lose your personal files and documents unless you got backups

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Hola comento mi problema acabo de comprar un HDD nuevo para un P6 Pavilon HP porque el antiguo disco duro me sale un error al iniciar de 1720 Fallo inminente del disco duro Attri 05 y para cargar Windows me decía presionar F1 busque en varios foro y nada decidí comprar uno de 1TB y ahora resulta que la PC lo reconoce la BIOS también, pero al encender me aparece un error "error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" intento clonarlo con el viejo disco con el xxclone y sigue el mensaje tambien quise instalar el SO en F11 y no me deja ya que se quita rápidamente y no se que hacer el disco lo he puesto en otra pc al estar nuevo no sale ese mensaje de "error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" solo en el P6 pavilon... he revisado los cables SATA. espero haberme explicado bien pero estoy intranquilo con esto gracias de antemano.Hi I comment my problem I just bought a new HDD for a P6 Pavilon HP because the old hard disk I get an error when starting from 1720 Atriable failure of the hard disk Attri 05 and to load Windows I said press F1 look at several forum and nothing decided Buy one from 1TB and now it turns out that the PC recognizes the BIOS as well, but when I turn it on I get an error "no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" I try to clone it with the old disk with the xxclone and follow the message I also wanted to install the OS in F11 and it does not leave me since it is removed quickly and I do not know what to do the ... Read more

Answer:error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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Yesterday when I turned my computer on, it was really slow and I couldn't open any programs. Then it went all blue then white. When I rebooted I see " Checking .media presence, media present, start pcs over ipv6, then Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. I've tried hitting f11, but it just fills the screen with the error message. Is it dead or is there hope?

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed.

Seems like your hard drive has failed. You may have to replace the drive and reinstall Windows. Please use these instructions for testing your hard drive.*Works even if your PC doesn't boot to Windows.    If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon. If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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the computer wont boot the windows i diagnosted everything is ok but it keep saying Error msg: no boot disk detected or disk has failed 

Answer:Error msg: no boot disk detected or disk has failed

Dear Customer, According to the message you have recently posted If the hard drive is reported as "OK", the boot sector or hard drive may have been corrupted and the operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled. You may need to use your HP Recovery Discs to resolve either issue above. If you didn't create your personal set of HP Recovery Discs, as suggested by HP, when you setup your computer... you will need to order a set.Contact HP Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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Trying to find out whats wrong with it I've removed the cmos and Checked the Sata cables 100 times I've removed replaced and switched them out. I've unplugged the power to the hard disk and cdrom. I don't know much about the bios other then the CDROM is selected as the first priority to install windows but won't let me get that far. NEED help
 

Answer:disk boot error insert system disk

sounds like the HD kicked off. What's the make and model of the computer? Desktop/laptop? In bios, what's the mfg of the hard drive?
 

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That is the error i get when i attempt to use the Recovery Disks provided by HP. Long story short, the PC's hard drive failed, and I installed a new one, and after installation, powered it up, booted to BIOS, changed the boot priority to DVD-ROM drive, and restarted computer with the Recovery CD 1:2 in the drive. Also, the "Press any key to boot to CD/DVD-ROM" message does not appear I just get the black screen, that has the flashing cursor for probably 30-40 seconds before "Disk Boot Error, Please insert system disk, and press Enter." appears.I have checked the connections, and rechecked them, so that is not the issue. I heard a rumor that HP tattoos their harddrives so that you cannot do a fresh install on a new harddrive without sending to them first, am I being scammed, or is there something i am really overlooking?Previous Hard drive was 500Gb, upgraded to 1 TB, other specs the same except storage capacity.PC is an HP Media Center about 2 1/2 years old.

Answer:Disk Boot Error, please insert system disk

Issue is you aren't booting from cd/dvd. This has nothing to do with the hard drive.Simple test. Disconnect the drive and see if you can boot to the dvd.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I have been going out of my mind with this problem now for the past 2 weeks and dont seem to find a way around it.

In summary i had Windows XP installed on a Raid array stripe 0 on one partition, and nothing installed on the 2nd partition, so installed vista 32 bit on the 2nd partition.
This would boot up fine just giving me the option screen to choose which boot i wanted.

I then formatted my windows xp partition as it needed cleaning out, and then i found my pc would not boot up giving up "Disk Boot Failure please insert system disk and press enter."
I reinstalled windows xp on that same 1st partition, but still the same problem.
And now i find i can only get into my operating system if i boot from the vista cd ... not pressing any key and then i get a choice of operating system boots option screen.

I cannot carry on though having to rely on booting from my cd.

So as it stands i wonder what i can do, to get this system to just give me the operating system boot choice menu without having to boot from the cd.

One other thing to note is when i installed windows xp on my raid array partition again i did have another sata hard drive with a windows install connected to my motherboard. As i installed one on my seperate sata drive initially when i couldnt get anywhere previously.

Please help me sort this out. or ask any further questions relating to this so you can help me sort it out. thanks. Any suggestions on what i can try to fix this?

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Answer:Disk Boot Error, insert system disk

if you boot from the vista cd, it will give you the option to repair your computer at the main screen. then just do a repair on the start up files. ( i think its the top option ) then download something like easybcd - Download EasyBCD 1.52 - NeoSmart Technologies OR VistaBootPro - VistaBootPRO - Go PRO with Windows Vista and VistaBootPRO

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I turned off my computer last night and when I turned it back on today I received a "no boot disk detected or disk failed" error.  The computer is a Pavilion P7-1011 Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.Is there a way to fix this or did I just lose everything on my computer?  I've only had the computer since March 30, 2012











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Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or the disk has faile...

I recommend that you start your PC and go into the BIOS and then  select F2 Diagnostics and run the hard disk diagnostic test. 

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Windows 8 HP Pavilion 500 boots to "Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" - Hard Drive Diagnostics pass - If I go to "Run UEFI Application" in the boot menu, then manually browse to the Bootx64.EFI file, the system boots to Windows correctly. - Enabling/disabling Secure Boot or Legacy Boot in BIOS isn't making a difference. - System Recovery from the boot menu is accessible. - Automatic Repair has no effect. System Restore has no effect. - Process that I found for rebuilding corrupt UEFI partition has no effect (Command Prompt, DiskPart, assign drive letter to EFI partition, browse to the boot folder, Bootrec /fixboot, Bootrec /fixmbr, etc) - Am now out of ideas. Hoping to avoid a Format/reinstall, as the client use applications that he no longer has installation cd's/downloads for.

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I call my internet provider to see why mt computer was sliw and they had me reboot and run some speed test program. All fine. I went to the kitchen and when i came back tjis was on my monitor please helpIntel UNDI PXE2.0For Atheros pcie ethernet controllerPXE E53 no boot filename receivedPXE MOF existing intel pxe romERROR: no boot disk hasbeen detected or the disk has failed.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected it disk has failed

That message is coming from the Intel network (nic) card looking for a network boot source.  It could also mean the hard drive has failed since the network boot option should be the last choice on the boot menu.  Enter the BIOS to verify whether the hard drive is detected or not and check the boot order, too.  If the hard drive does not show on the boot menu, then it most likely has failed.

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When booting into my pc the computer doesnt boot windows but instead shows this error.

Ive performed SMART And Long DST Tests and both passed
Ive even tried putting another hard drive that i know works, in as well and i still get the error.

In the Bios Menu i do not even see the hard drive at all, neither the CD-ROM.
But when i go into the BIOS Startup, and go to storage, then Device Config, It Tells me about both my Hard Drive and CD-ROM.

Im absolutely stumped and ive tried everything.

The BIOS I use is: AMI 2012

Its an HP Pavillion p7-1446s

Running an A10 APU
 

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Memory test "PASSED".  Hard Disk Check (Quick Check AND Extensive Check):
 
SMART Check : NOT INSTALLED
Short DST : NOT INSTALLED
 
 

Answer:Error: no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed.

It does appear that your hard drive has failed.  You didn't give the specifics about your PC but if you want to troubleshoot further and it's a desktop you could open the case and place your fingers on the hard drive after boot up. If the hard drive is mechanically running you should be able to feel a slight humming vibration. You should also check that the data and power cables and connectors are securely attached and not damaged. You can also boot into BIOS/UEFI to see if the hard drive is being detected. You could also try a different SATA connector to rule out a bad connector.  If still no luck. Replace the hard drive and use Recovery Disks to re-install Windows.If you didn't create your own you can buy them from HP or a third party vendor.  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.          If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks! 

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I have a Envy h8-1590ea desktop pc.  [Personal information removed] product No. D7B21EA#ABU.  It was recently upgrade to Windows 10. When I turned on my PC, a black screen appeared with the message: "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." I  ran a Hard Disk Test in BIOS. I've run both the Quick Check and the Extensive Check and both were passed.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks  

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Is this for the HDD or the dvd drive?

I tried changing the sata cables to different locations and am still getting the same thing

I know the pc is working because i just changed the hardware from one case to another

Answer:Disk Boot Error, insert system disk? Huh?

> "insert system disk"
means that the Drive that your Computer is trying to boot from does not have a Boot Sector that is active.
Either the Boot Sector was never written, corrupted, or is not set as active. Which ever Drive was your "C:" Drive is what you must boot from.
Look in your BIOS to ensure you are booting from the correct Drive. Try booting your OS Disks from your CDROM to see if you can even boot.

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I'm trying to install Windows on my computer but keep getting the error message in my post subject.I can see the drive in the computer setup and can even run a diagnostic on the drive but I can't seem to get the Windows disk to boot.I tried boot order,but didn't have any luck.

Answer:Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed

The hard drive I am using is known to be in good working order.

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All right, this will probably turn into a really long post, but it is quite an interesting story even if you can't help solve the problem.

All right, so basically I am hoping to run Windows 7 on an old Laptop, an hp pavilion zt1250 (1GHz, 1GB RAM, 20GB HDD, DVD/CD, External WLan, XGA Screen, that sort of old). It isn't like a serious installation, it is more like a "post on YouTube to a "Windows 7 running on a nine year old laptop" or "wow your friends with your old computer running a newer os than their new one (possibly)"", and because it looks pretty darn cool. Anyway, I pop in the install DVD and we get past the gray progress bar and onto "Starting Windows", until all of the sudden out of nowhere, just a second before the cutesy Windows Logo animation appears, I am instantly greeted with a blue screen saying nothing more than:

STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B, 0x50434146, 0xFFd0ac0, 0x00000000)

It does it on all install discs that I've tried, and it gives me the same error consistently every time. I even tried starting the installer within xp, and that starts okay, but after the first reboot where it boots the partially installed os from the hard drive, it does the same thing before it can continue. Everything that is not essential has been unplugged, tried removing ram modules, on battery or plugged in, checked the extremely simple bios settings menu (you can change like three things, none of which pertain to the situation), and mos... Read more

Answer:System Fails to boot setup DVD - STOP ERROR 0x000000A5

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 2 Bunny


All right, this will probably turn into a really long post, but it is quite an interesting story even if you can't help solve the problem.

All right, so basically I am hoping to run Windows 7 on an old Laptop, an hp pavilion zt1250 (1GHz, 1GB RAM, 20GB HDD, DVD/CD, External WLan, XGA Screen, that sort of old). It isn't like a serious installation, it is more like a "post on YouTube to a "Windows 7 running on a nine year old laptop" or "wow your friends with your old computer running a newer os than their new one (possibly)"", and because it looks pretty darn cool. Anyway, I pop in the install DVD and we get past the gray progress bar and onto "Starting Windows", until all of the sudden out of nowhere, just a second before the cutesy Windows Logo animation appears, I am instantly greeted with a blue screen saying nothing more than:

STOP: 0x000000A5 (0x0001000B, 0x50434146, 0xFFd0ac0, 0x00000000)

It does it on all install discs that I've tried, and it gives me the same error consistently every time. I even tried starting the installer within xp, and that starts okay, but after the first reboot where it boots the partially installed os from the hard drive, it does the same thing before it can continue. Everything that is not essential has been unplugged, tried removing ram modules, on battery or plugged in, checked the extremely simple bios settings menu (you ca... Read more

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Hi experts

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".

I'm using the same x64 boot.wim as with the BIOS clients, but with the mbr clients it works.

What is it, that makes my boot.wim unusable for uefi clients?

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I tested the option to boot Rescue and Recovery on my T61 which failed with the message:   The file i8042prt.sys is corrupted I'd like to fix this in case I need the R + R option.  I'd appreciate any advice. Lenovo ThinkPad T61Type:    7658Model:    CTO

Answer:T61 Rescue and Recovery fails to boot with i8042prt.sys corruption error message

It could be a keyboard and mouse driver error.  Try uninstalling and reinstalling both the UltraNav driver and utility here:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-67853
 
Let us know if that works.
 
 





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I'm working on a client's computer, and Google doesn't seem to be of any help, so I'm forced to ask my fellow experts.

I'm having trouble with this Vista (x32 Ultimate) machine. It was given to me with two symptoms. One was a virus that had broken .exe files, which was easily fixed, but the other problem is somewhat strange, and one I've actually encountered before, but not in this form.

After running MBAM (Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, if you were unaware) all night, the screen was black with a message that said "Disk Error -- Press Any Key To Continue," which I did, multiple times (five or so), until it said "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter," both of which I've seen before, but only in the incarnation which shows it after every reboot, every time. This one has been showing it every other reboot, or even occasionally during the operation of the computer.

I feel as if I'm over my head here. Got any ideas?

Thanks in advance. If anyone needs more information, I will be glad to offer it.

EDIT: I'm fairly sure it's a torrented and cracked system, if that's any help, but it hasn't been doing this at all (four to five months, I believe) until now. Thanks!

Answer:Disk Error -- Disk Boot Failure

Done a disk check on the drive? sounds like the drive is going bad. if this is a standard manf. computer like a Dell or HP they come with diagnostics that you can run to verify if the hardware is okay.

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Hello, I have a desktop Acer Veriton S6610G, i been using it for quite a while but suddently it shuts down and when i turned it on it displays black screen with the message "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Sometimes when i turn it on, it boots for few minutes then restarts displaying same message. More often, it boots but stops and hangs on the windows logo only.   BIOS config is correct, and I already replaced sata cable.Please help!Thanks.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk h...

What O/S are you using and did you notice in bios if bios recognizes the HDD?While you're in ther reset to defaults and save.Because sometimes it shows "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" and some times it makes it to the Windows screen, It makes me suspect a HDD failure.Download and run the HDD makers diagnostic CD and Memtest86+. That should all help rule out hardware as the culprit. 

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HELP plz .....My sata hard drive will not boot after windows 8.1 update. It works fine in my docking station on my old pc but will not work when I put it back into the pc that it was running fine in before the update.
It is a Gateway Vision E1 series Model SX2110.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk

As you boot , enter setup, can the drive be seen here?
Are you sure you have reconnected both power and data cables and is the other end of the data cable ok.
What error message do you get when you try to boot?

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Hello, I have a desktop Acer Veriton S6610G, i been using it for quite a while but suddently it shuts down and when i turned it on it displays black screen with the message "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed". Sometimes when i turn it on, it boots for few minutes then restarts displaying same message. More often, it boots but stops and hangs on the windows logo only.   BIOS config is correct, and I already replaced sata cable.Please help!Thanks.

Answer:Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk h...

What O/S are you using and did you notice in bios if bios recognizes the HDD?While you're in ther reset to defaults and save.Because sometimes it shows "Error no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed" and some times it makes it to the Windows screen, It makes me suspect a HDD failure.Download and run the HDD makers diagnostic CD and Memtest86+. That should all help rule out hardware as the culprit. 

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I have a HP Windows MEdia Center.Using Windows XP. I was having problems,so I used restore, then system restore. Still did not work right so I backed up & started a reformat. When it restarted it comes up CD Rom Error, Disk I/O Error, Disk Boot failure Insert System Disk & press enter. I had my restore disk in. I figured my hard drive was gone,so I went & bought one.Looked like it was gonna load then stopped & came up same errors.
Went & bought another computer & everything is fine there,but I would like to get my Media center back to working. It is only 2 years old . I have done a lot of reading,but haven't come up with an answer. Can anyone help me? Thanks
 

Answer:Disk I/O Error, Disk Boot Failure

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I run Windows 7 Home Premium and have the installation CD. My PC is homebuilt. It's about 1.5 years old.

My problem started on Tuesday. I turned my PC on Tuesday morning and everything was fine (Windows was allowed to do an update the previous night). I turned my computer off and later that day turned it on and it would no longer boot. Oddly enough, Windows appears to have done another update that morning without my consent according to the system restore information. I did not do much at all that morning other than things I did on a regular basis. I run top notch antivirus and blocking software (though it could always be a crazy new virus these days). I am able to go to the admin account's recovery tools page. I have tried system restores at all 7 points and none work. They all "finish" and then pop up a message saying an unspecified error caused it to fail. I have tried to use the repair disk to reinstall the MBR via the dos prompt in the recovery tools (using the installation CD as the source) and even though it says it restores it, the PC still won't boot. chkdsk says everything is fine. I'm at a loss for what to do next.

I think it's one of 2 things at this point. Either the HD is failing (with no signs prior to this incident), or a windows update messed up something. I doubt it's something I did that morning as I didn't do anything new and actually did very little at all.

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Answer:Error Code 0x490-Computer Will No Longer Boot to Desktop-Repair Fails

You can download a Liinux ( Ubuntu ) distro, and run it in the Live CD mode, and recover all of your files to a separate drive/partion/USB drive, then reinstall the OS... Hope this helps...

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I read that ahcix64s is an AMD driver. Download from AMD gives me 153MB of files.  I don't know how to isolate and transfer the needed file to the PC that will not run Windows 7.  
 
Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
My PC is an HP a6750f, with integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics; Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista)

Answer:WIN 7 boot fails. Driver ahcix64s corrupt. Restore fails --registry.

Hi,
 
I had the exact same problem today with my HP after installing the latest Microsoft Updates. Luckily I found an other version of the ahcix64s file on my hard-drive.
 
 
If you can somehow boot into command prompt or use the Windows Recovery Console - rename the current ahcix64s.sys file to something else and copy the other ahcix64s.sys in it's place.
 
Computer boots perfectly now.

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Hi All,

I have the above computer (or should I say my wife) & it has been nothing but a right pain since the first day we got it.
I have had it about 2 years & must have had to reformat the HD at least 6-8 times using the Product Recovery Disc as laptop wouldn't boot.
The laptop runs Vista.

Anyway problem I have now is that once again laptop fails to boot but for some reason Product Recovery disc also fails to work.....
What can I do...

I have read on various forums that it might work if I reformat the HD first using some s/w on a bootable CD but how/ what S/W do I use.....?
The laptop has a 160Gb SATA HD installed. How can I check this is all working.
I have no idea if current problem is S/W or hardware related..

Does Toshiba have a utility I can use...?

Many thanks for any help....

John

Answer:Satellite U300-13U fails to boot and Recovery disc fails to work too

Hi

What happened exactly?
Do you get some error messages using recover disk?

Please check if the HDD is OK! You can check this in BIOS.
If the HDD is listed in BIOS then the BIOS found the HDD and the HDD is not dead.

Usually you could boot the notebook using an Live disk? for example Bart PE
It?s a bootable live windows CD/DVD

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

This can helps to format the HDD and then to use the recovery disk!

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ok got the power on to my new build pc, this is the second pc I have built in 4 years.Asus K8V SE Deluxe, AMD Sempron 3400 (2.0GHz) Socket 754, 2x Crucial 512MB PC3200 400mz DDR, 120GB Sata HDD no RAID.Ok, so power on and get the following error:No drive attached to FastTrak controller, the BIOS is not installed. = Error Code 0163 Press F1 to continue. Ok so before even getting WinXP installed you have to press F1 to get that far. Bit of a pain.Checked here at Via Arena forum VIA Arena - K8V SE Deluxe BIOS Not InstalledAlso as Asus FAQ's section with somthing similar but all seems ok when checking the BIOS settings.So what BIOS isn't installed if I can get into the bios.Any good people out there who own this K8V SE Deluxe motherboarf and have some time to spend on sorting my problem out pleaseeeeee.Cheers in advance.

Answer:Asus K8V-SE Deluxe and boot error new on build

Look here on the Asus website click hereCan you get into the Bios if you can disable raid.Have you plugged the harddrive into the correct socket on the motherboard?

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Yet from the same partition i'm able to boot into a "dual boot type install" of LUbuntu which im using just fine right now
On my other hard drive with a windows 10 install. check disk reports NO errors

Trying to boot from the windows 7 install dual boot begins booting but almost instantly kicks to an old style loading bar then goes to startup repair
and it fails with the problem being "bad hard drive"

but somehow it LUbuntu has no problem booting when i select to boot from it instead of windows 7
all of my data MUST be intact because otherwise i wouldn't be able to boot at all. and i can see all the files on my drive just fine

When I tried to boot in safe mode. it stopped after a few system files were loaded then went to startup repair. I dont remember the file it stopped at.

I have no idea how to solve this??
Is there some way to do a full repair of windows 7? not just the silly startup repair?

This is a very urgent frustrating and serious problem

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I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H.
I want to use his Recovery Tools by pressing F10 when the laptop boot.

The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my Hard disk is dynamic and it should Base in oreder to let the procedure of recovery begins.
I used utility like EaseUs and Partition Wizard to change my hard disk from dynamic to Basic ,
but They don't do any thing.
I checked my hard disk it's always dynamique, and I can't boot from my recovery

How can I solve that issue?

Answer:Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error : can't boot from dynamic disk

When, how, and why did your hard drive become a "dynamic disk"??

It should be "Basic" in nearly all situations.

Exactly, I say exactly, what happened when you tried to use Partition Wizard to change to Basic?

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Hello. I have an XP machine that while booting, after the Windows XP Logo with the blue bar under it shows, receives a message box titled "lsass.exe - Application Error" with the message "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000ld). Click on OK to terminate the application." This occurs twice and then just sits on an empty black screen. It never reaches the login screen. I have tried booting to safe mode and the last good configuration and they both experience the same thing.

BACKGROUND: Got the computer with the problem from brother in law who lives hundreds of miles away. He had fixed it and was selling it. It was clean and in good working order except for the following: No boot disk provided. DVD & CD drives wouldn’t initialize automatically. Had to manually go find what you want to play and work with it til it played. Audio CDs would play. DVD never played dvds. Windows Media Player would not play FLV videos or MPEG4, MP4 videos, only avi. An error would come up saying there were not the correct codecs. By choice, this computer & our home does not have internet access, so I couldn’t go d/l drivers or fixes directly to computer. Using my laptop and a flash drive, I d/l GOM Player and installed it on his computer, and it would say the same thing. So I d/l codec packs using the same method. I ran Trend Micro scans on all files before putting them on the flash drive. They were either clean or cleaned. (It said this was cleaned : L... Read more

Answer:lsass.exe Application Error - Cannot boot, no boot disk!

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Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signature 03: Unknown
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Answer:Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nomtree


Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it happened. I ran the 'deep-care' utility and everything was working fine, my computer rebooted and performed a disk check: there weren't any errors that I can remember apart from [something along the lines of] 60 reparse files. Following this my computer restarted and Windows failed to load, restarting to show my startup repair - this isn't the first time this has happened, a similar thing occurred following previous attempts at boosting speed, though before I was able to get Windows up and running using an Ubuntu installation disk, although I still don't understand why - no need to say that it didn't work this time.
Startup repair refuses to work and my system restore points have vanished; I would try doing a repair install if I had a copy of the disk. I built the computer myself a few months back, borrowing a Windows 7 installation disk from a friend (who has now lost said disk), startup repair does tell me something about 'Problem Signatures' which are included below:
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Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16.385
Problem Signa... Read more

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Hello.

I have been assigned to fix this computer at my work. It is a new computer we are making that will contain 4 OSs; Red Hat 5 Enterprise Linux, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The OS to boot up is selected by using Grub. The hard drive is partitioned into 6 partitions. Xp is located on the 0 partition, Vista on 1, Win2000 on 2, Red hat on 4. IT installed all the software but now there is a problem so they threw it at me, the new intern...

Red Hat, Vista and Xp all worked fine and boot up correctly. But once Windows 2000 was installed XP no longer works. Now all the OSs installed work except for Windows Xp. Through my two day online research I discovered that you should install Window OS in order of oldest to newest (2000 then XP then Vista). It seems IT did not know about this which is why we now have this problem.

Grub reports an invalid device when it tries to boot up Widows XP (the grub commands are correct). We figure the boot sector or the MBR was overwritten by Window2000's. So I need to fix this. But the biggest problem is the Windows XP CD fails to boot from the BIOS. This CD has been used on other systems and successfully boots from BIOS and opens the recovery console. Also other boot CDs work on this system, only the Windows XP boot CD fails. On this system the BIOS sees the CD and starts it. I get the message ?Checking hardware integrity? or something similar. After a few seconds this message disappears and the computer just sits... Read more

Answer:[resolved]XP CD fails to boot/XP fails on Muti-OS System

Hi mate, i feel for you when you are trying to 'impress' the new boss. By the way, welcome to TSF! I think what you will find is that the installation order was incorrect. Basically (as you probably already know) you need to install the older os before the new os. I think by installing 2000 on the machine you have conflicting boot files. Is there a way you can connect this drive to another machine, backup the critical stuff, reinstall in the right order?

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?
Cheers
Simon

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14257 downloading normaly but durung first boot recive blue screen
inaccesible_boot_device after second boot system returns to old build 11102
without problem

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My roommate recently put together a new computer, However, upon power up, we receive "DISK BOOT FAILURE." BIOS recognizes both the CD-Rom and the HDD correctly as SATA 0 and 1 (we've tried placing them in 1 and 2 also), but no go. We've also switched around the boot order, and no go there also. During power up the mobo says "Detecting drives: No Drives Found" or something similar for about half a second, but it's hard to read as it's fast.

Any idea what could be done to fix this? Any and all help is appreciated!

The mobo is EVGA X58 and the CD-Rom and HDD are both Samsung.

Thanks,

DSK
 

Answer:Solved: New PC build giving "DISK BOOT FAIL" on startup, help?

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I had a 6.4GB Samsung hard disk that I wanted to backup, as it contained some information I needed.
Model name: SV0644A
I was using USB-PATA interface.
When the disk was making my computer stuck, I switched it off, then turned it back on, just to hear that loud screeching noise of death.
I turned it off, then turned it back on, and the noise was gone...for a second.
Then the disk failed to recognize, then the scratching noise, then disk powered itself off.
I am quite sure that there's something wrong with the head inside the disk, but it is strange.
When the scratching noise can be heard, the disk would be recognized, then it would power off. When it's not, it would just refuse to work.
Since I couldn't find user manual for this hard disk, I need your help.
 

Answer:Loud scratching noise from disk, then disk fails to read

That does not sound good at all. Have you run windows check disk? If it is your disk it will let you know. Other than that you might have some viruses on there.
 

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I had a fresh install of 7 and everything was working fine.
All of a sudden it starts randomly freezing and programs start responding.
I got KERNAL_PAGING_ERROR BSODs etc. and got a new disk, thinking it was that.
After cloning the new disk which didn't work, and produced loads of errors on chkdsk, I decided to do a clean install of 7.

I still keep getting "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter", and when it does boot, it freezes all the time and every time I click the start button, it basically crashed and is messed up.

Tried new SATA cable and ports. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Windows 7 freezing, "Disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter"

BIOS settings or Motherboard issues?

Have you checked with the manufacturer website for the Motherboard that you have the Windows 7 drivers?

Is your Windows 7 DVD a retail copy...or the pre release BETA....or dodgy(in which case problems might lie there)
 

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thank you in advance.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:02:27, on 29/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\keyhook.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BTYAHO~1\Help\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Answer:Hotmail login fails DNS error when using IE, MSN Messenger fails no service found?

Greetings, and welcome to TSF!

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Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

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Go to www.trendmicro.com, and then:

1. Click "Free Online Scan".
2. Click "Scan now, it's free".

It'll take a few minutes to download (especially with a dialup connection), so be patient. When it's down:

1. Select all available drives.
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just like the title says my HD crashed and i could not boot on the computer i put in a new HD and tried to boot it would not work. i would see the HP screen but then i would get the error. it is a 810a model and help would be extremely appreciated. and if you really know you can email me at <email removed>
 

Answer:Installed new HD now getting "disk boot error inset system disk & press enter"

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i just put my computer together. it posts fine and everything then goes to another screen and says

Verifying DMI pool data .....
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

i have my windows xp cd in the drive, the drive powers up and everything. i set it up so the first boot device is cdrom. i don't know why it's not working, i've tried starting it up with both my windows xp disk and my disk that came with my mobo. i don't know what is wrong or what i should do. please help

mobo - GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
 

Answer:Solved: new build "DISK BOOT FAILURE"

originally my ide plug was plugged into the mobo and didn't look like it was completely in but wouldn't go in any further so i finally decided that was the issue and unplugged it(which i didn't do earlier cause it was a big hassle to put in) switched the ends and plugged it back in and now i'm installing windows =)
 

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I just bought a Gigabyte mobo, and other various items to build a PC. This is my 6th PC I have ever built, and this is the first one I have ever had this issue. I have the IDE cable plugged into the DVD-Drive, and I put in the OS CD, then I boot it up to the DVD-Drive and I get the DISK BOOT FAILURE: INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.

I have tried 3 different CD-Drives and to no avail. What could be causing this?

If you need more info I wcan provide it.
 

Answer:Solved: Unforseen Error: Disk Boot Error

Boot order in BIOS or another BIOS setting?
 

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