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Computer won't boot

After the E comes up alot of letters comes across the screen. then messages says disk boot failure.

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Check if you have floppy disk or cd-rom disk inserted, the bios may have look for the operating systems on this drive. If there's a disk on this drive, remove them and try to reboot your computer.

Make sure your bios defaults to the disk which has the master boot record. usually it's in C drive.

Let me know.

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Sorry joelwilcox i want to tell that when i open my system a screen cames tjat is award phenoix bios in whoch its written hard disk failure is immient. When i continue log on screen cames and it starts...


It depends whether or not the hard disk is corrupt or if there are just missing or corrupt boot or system files. Based on your message above the drive is not corrupt, but is going bad or has some issues. If it's letting you get on and work for a while then it's not corrupt yet, so if you can, start getting your documents, music and pictures off.

One way to tell for sure if the drive is corrupt and the data is not retrievable is to slave it on another computer, but most people don't have the tools to do that, so let's try this:

Run the Check Disk Utility to see if it can repair the damaged files or clusters.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

May 16, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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When i start my computer a message came that 'disk


No your operating sytem or boot files have a problem. Something is missing or corrupt in the operating system or boot files.

Try the steps below.

You will need a operating system disk or a repair disk to fix it. Insert it in the drive then boot from it. You want to get to a dos command prompt (black screen with white lettering) and type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

Reboot and see if the problem is solved. If not get back to the dos command prompt and run the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

May 11, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Windows has shut down to prevent damage to computer, Blue screen comes up every time and cant access not even in safe mode. -Error Codes: 650f : 0244 & 650f : 1A44 -Message: 185076...


Hello
This is a hard drive failure.Try holding down the f8 key while booting up and choose command promt.
Once there use Chkdsk .

Here is a link that explains how.This will check the drive and possibly repair it.If not you will need a new hard drive

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265

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Disk boot failure


The computer isnt seeing your hard drive,make sure your hard drive is plugged in or the pins are set up for master on the back of the drive. If you have it on cs which is cable select it has to be on the end of your ribbon cable. Go into bios to make sure the boot is in the right order.

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I have a HP Pavilion Elite m 9357c that willnot boot up. The screen goes black and says Disk Boot Failure,Insert system Disk and press enter


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

Causes:


A diskette or CD has remained in the drive

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

The boot sequence is incorrect BIOS



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

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

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

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

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

fdisk /mbr
sys c:



Note that before any restoration of the boot sector with the command fdisk / mbr, (supposing that there is a virus), it is recommended to use an antivirus running under DOS, such as
f-prot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166454/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/69013/en-us
Damaged disk

If the hard disk or a partition is damaged:
If it detected in the BIOS setup, there is a chance that it is
not out of service.
If it is, try reinstalling the system through the installation CD, in order to reformat or recover the partition using a utility.

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Computer will not boot.


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Disk boot failure


sounds like a hard disk drive problem. If you are comfortable with working inside your computer, you can open the case and remove the cables to the hard disk, and re-connect them again firmly.

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