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Disk boot failure

I was working well with my computer but suddenly it went off after starting it again a message DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT A SYSTEM DISK came what should i do and what might have caused this.please help!i have tried to change the boot sequence from the cmos but it seems not working.

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Re: disk boot failure

DISK BOOT FAILURE,INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER' this your problem? try to disconnect and reconect the power & IDE drive to your hard disks...... if its not, you may change the mother board battery....

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May be you deleted file NTUSER.DAT

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After formatting C drive,I installed driver cd & restarting a system,it shows'DISK BOOT FAILURE,INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'.I tried many solutions but no useful.Pls help me in this problem.


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Recovery -or format the harddrive

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Re: disk boot failure

Check the power cable of the HDD is connected properly
Check the data cable of the HDD is connected properly
Start the system

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Re: disk boot failure

After making 100% sure you have no diskette or CD in any drives the conclusion may well be that the disk is ruined. You ay try to boot from a diskette or CD and see if you can access the disk then. (see for instructions to make a boot CD) "The ultimate boot CD" has a few tools that might help you out. Since you can't boot you must make it on a different computer, though. You may also try to insert the disk in a diffe rent computer to see if it can be booted there. Also make sure all cables are properly connected.

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2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
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