Computer keeps re-booting while installing any operating system
Computer had a power supply failure. After installing a new power supply, computer kept re-booting. Tried to wipe out harddrive and install fresh xp. Loads up to the point where windows says it will reboot, remove any floppy disk in A drive, then keeps re-booting. Since then, i have swapped out 3 different harddrives, 4 different pc133 mem's, 3 different cpu's (2) 1.5G's P4 and one 2.0g celeron. (2) different video cards, (2) different cd drives, (2) power supplies, and a NEW motherboard. I have attempted fresh loads of XP on each darddrive and all fail at the same point, tried '98 this completly loads but then starts re-booting, and linux from an live cd and it reboots during loading. I've tried disconnecting every piece of hadrware not necessary... Anyone have any suggestions? Both motherboards are tyan s2090.
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!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
No boot device available means the boot device hard drive on your system has no bootable operating system installed on it, or it is faulty. In the BIOS setup program, does the computer recognize the hard drive you installed, and is it included in the boot device list? If you installed a new hard drive because of a failure of the C: drive, the new hard disk does not come with an operating system. You have to install that on the new hard drive from the manufacturer's system restore disks. SATA channels 1 and 2 are just the connections on the motherboard for devices, and usually have a hard drive on one connection and a cd rom drive on the other. Giving the model and manufacturer of your computer might provide more clues.
I will show a trick about how to install an operation system when you have an erased sata Hdd ..and cause of the lack of a raid driver it is blocking the boot and not let you boot even from cd ... Insert the boot-able installation cd ...choose to boot first from cd ..and to trick the computer just remove the power supply from the Sata Hdd ...This way you will make it go on and boot from cd ...Keep in mind that the primary drivers and files that are loaded when the installation starts ..are not stored on the hdd..so it will not see the drive missing ...after it starts to load files...and before getting to the agreement ..just plug the supply back to the Hdd.. in this point the primary drivers will be already loaded ..and the computer it is already seeing the hard drive ...and will continue the installation like on any other one without any problems... Good Luck !
Im assuming you have an installation or a recovery disk Insert the Windows install disk for your version of Windows and reboot the PC. With the computer unable to find the operating system on the hard drive, it may skip automatically to the next possible boot device, which should be the CD or DVD-ROM drive. Some systems may be configured to boot to that source first, and others may not be configured to roll over to the next device at all. When in doubt, there should be an option to select boot device when the computer is first powered on (the F12 key on most Dell computers) and you can boot straight to the optical drive from there. Press any key when prompted to boot to the install disk, then follow the on-screen instructions. You'll want to try to perform a repair on the existing Windows install, which you will get to by first selecting a new install of Windows. Select to install a new operating system, and the install package will look to see if Windows is already installed. If it finds the existing install, the installer should give you a chance to perform a repair of what's currently on the hard drive, replacing corrupted files with clean ones from the install disk. If the Windows installer does not detect an existing Windows install on the hard drive, then the hard drive itself may be at fault. Replace the hard drive and repeat the first few steps to install Windows from scratch. The original hard drive is likely corrupted or otherwise broken, and may not be recoverable at all, outside of an expensive, third-party data retrieval service.
Here the reason why youre getting the error message the system is not reading the operating system on the hard drive.Heres some thing that you can do.
Change your Computer's boot sequence in you Bios. Make sure that you select a device (Hard drive) that has boot files (or Operating System files) installed. If still cant boot you might need to reinstall a new operating system to your machine. Keep in mind that if you reformat the machine all the save files on the drive will be wiped out
there are many reasons for this problem i want u to tell me that did u install any program before this happened or power failure leading to immediate shutdown. problems can be 1.there might be problem with due virus 2.it might be a problem of hardware failure of harddisk 3.it can also be that there might be bad sectors created on hard disk right now what solution i can provoide is if boot from cd and try install fresh copy of operating system.u will have option of formatting only the c drive keeping rest of the drives with your data
The motherboard is not the problem. Your hardisk is the problem. See if your hardisk is detected during boot up procedure. If it does... Run again your Windows XP CD installer and repair your operating system. Having "Disk Boot Failure" error means the boot system of you operating system is corrupted. If your hardisk is not detected... you better check if the power supply connector on your hardisk is secured and not loose.. If still not detected.. your hardisk crashed and need to be replace.
sounds like a hard disk issue try booting from the original s install disk . the see if you can reapir the installtion
if it still can recognise the disk you probably have a hard disk problem. Eithe buy or get a techical person to call out and check the hard disk for you.
if you have win xp boot to the cd then choose repair at the first menu , when you get to the dos screen type in
By brand new harddrive, I assume that its fresh and empty.
You need to install the Operating System (OS) in that harddrive.
You can do that my inserting the OS installation CD/ DVD into the drive before you bootup.
If you still get the error, get into the setup mode and change the boot sequence to boot from CD-ROM first.
Hope it helps
Go inside to your BIOS menu then set the BOOT sequence to CD as the first boot so when your PC with the operating system installation disk inside it will load the installation wizard.
Good luck hope that helps........