Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

1 Answer

Bought a refurbished computer and when i started it up just gave me a message that said disk boot failure insert disk how do i fix this

Posted by on

  • Mike McWhinney May 11, 2010

    Is there a hard drive included with your PC? I would open up the case and do a quick check. If there is no disc drive, then you will have to buy one. Was it supposed to come with an OS?




×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Microsoft Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Hey,

do you have a CD in the drive or a FLOPPY? Remove them and try to start up again.

If you don't have a disc in the drive and you still receive this error, then the windows installation is hosed and you will need the windows installation cd or recovery media for the computer to reload the windows to the computer in order to fix it.


Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I switch on my pc,it tells me disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. I have XP proffessional sp3 but only have a xp home disk.


If your computer has just been formatted, your computer might require you to insert the boot CD

to be able to run it. You might hence get the error message Disk Boot Failure- Insert disk and

press enter displayed on the screen every time you will try to run it. This might be linked

to:

* 1. The boot options not correctly set in BIOS
* 2. A non bootable CD is found in your CD drive
* 3. You do not possess any bootable device
* 4. You have installed a new hard disk
* 5. The hard disk is not properly plugged
* 6. Your system files have been infected

Get more help and information for Disk Boot Failure. Hope this helps you....

Jan 29, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

System restore disc 1 erased & overwrote hard drive. Second disc won't start. All i get is a lengthy paragraph that boils down to : MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE. PXE M0F: EXITING PXE ROM.\r\n ...


Your computer is using the network-connection to try to connect a "network boot server", to try to load a bootable image across the network.

The 'MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE' is the error-message when no "network boot server" responds to a "network boot request".

The 'EXITING PXE ROM' message is the exit from the P(re) (e)X(ecution) E(nvironment) part of the R(ead) O(nly) M(emory) inside your computer, since the "network boot" did not proceed.

So, insert "Restore Disk #1" and restart your computer, and FORCE it to "boot" from the CD-ROM device -- not from the disk-drive. When prompted, insert "Restore Disk #2" to continue the reinstallation of Windows. When prompted, remove the disk from the CD-ROM device, and restart your computer.

Note that it's also possible that your disk-drive is "dying" -- any attempts to install Windows on it have FAILED. Thus, any time to "boot" from those "not-written" files will cause problems.

Dec 28, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8804 Laptop

2 Answers

Hi. Well there are not any reason for this problem to appear. Done nothing regarding disk problem. Anyway when I boot the process stops with the black screen with "Verifying DMI Data...... Boot from...


Make sure you dont have a floppy in the floppy drive inserted.
Also if you have a jump drive installed, plz unplug it.

But if you little computer savy. Go to your bios and make the boot sequence to first boot the Hard Drive

May 24, 2009 | Foxconn G31MX-K socket LGA775 motherboard

1 Answer

Disk boot failure


Hi,

Technically you can copy all the data from one to another hdd but not the operating system

You have to install your operating system (windows, linux or MAC) on your new 500gig hdd and then copy your data from 60gig hdd.

Regards

Jan 22, 2009 | Avanquest DISK COPY & CLEAN (WIN...

1 Answer

When I start my Computer the On Screne message is Boot failure. Insert Boot Disc into A and Press any Key. I have tried to install Windows XP Pro but when the files are installed and i press enter,the...


It looks more like hard disk failure.

If your PC is still within the waranty period, kindly contact your PC vendor to fix the problem for you.

If the warranty period has already expired, please switch off your PC and remove all power sources and open up your CPU and check if the hard disk cables and the power supply is fine. Also check if there is any loose connection.

This should fix the problem, else please provide more details.

Jul 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

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.

Jul 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Boot error message


Do you have a disk inside your floppy drive? If you do, remove it and try to boot your computer again.

Do you have a USB hard disk connected? If you do, try disconnecting it first.

If those two things don't work, you will need to have your computer checked by a technician. Maybe there is a problem with the hard disk or with the BIOS configuration (boot sequence).

Good luck!

May 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

5 Answers

Consustently get "DISK BOOT FAILURE _ INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message


use xp sp2 bbootable disk and simply run a repair installation it should heal your system

Oct 17, 2007 | Mach Speed (MSNV-939) Motherboard

6 Answers

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 www.ultimatebootcd.com 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.

Apr 03, 2007 | Acer (91.AB033.041) 73 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC Logo

Related Topics:

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2642 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...