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Disk boot failure insert system disk comes up when i try to start the computer

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There are a number of possible causes for this; the most common is the HDD has failed (or the hardware does not recognize it for some reason) but it's also possible the OS has become corrupted which has also affected the boot loader (and any partition tables) on the drive, which can also contribute to the error. If you are prepared to lose all data, wipe the OS drive (unless you have a spare to test this theory and see if it is a hardware/motherboard related issue or just the original drive is suspect) and reinstall the OS onto it, without device drivers (just for now as you need to see if it will boot without any problems). If it does, your OS was probably corrupted and simply needed reinstalling. Then it's a matter of installing drivers, software and updates. However, if you get the same 'disk boot failure' error on reboot, then the HDD is most likely full of bad sectors which may be impossible to repair or recover - and therefore it may need to be replaced.

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The simplest solution is to look in your CD drive and make sure there is not disk in there. If there is no disk, then I would give 2 thumbs up to Demonic-2011's answer.

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You may be able to purchase a system disk from Compaq, otherwise, try any generic XP disk. It won't have any Compaq drivers, but at least you can reformat the C: drive and get XP on it.

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make sure there is no floppy disk in the floppy drive...if not this means your hard drive is not being seen or hard drive has crashed. If that is the case, find a local reputable repair place...Call HP (owns Compaq brand) for a local authorized service center.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS

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:

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

Thanks
Michel

Posted on Feb 17, 2011

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SOURCE: when i turn my computer on i get a message that

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.

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Boot disk failure. Insert system disk and hit enter


Remove the CD player, open it and try cleaning the lens then put it back and try again if it doesn't ,convert the cd image to Flash disk using Rufus a free tool from the internet, then install your o.s using Flash disk.

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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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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....

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DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


your system either does not detect a bootable disk, or the HDD has failed. Disconnect any floppy disk, USB storage devices connected to the computer and make sure the HDD with an OS installed is the primary boot device. If you get the same error, remove and reconnect the hard drive. If all else fails, try repairing or reinstalling Windows. If nothing works, you may need to get a new HDD.

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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

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Still wont boot


Disk boot failure is usually a sign that your operating system has become corrupt in some way.
If you've got your Windows disc, put that in the CD rom, then boot the computer.
There's a "repair" option that you can select, instead of re-installed Windows.
That *should* fix the problem.
It's also (thought unlikely) possible that your hard drive has died completely.

Mar 19, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1303wm PC Desktop

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Computer won't boot


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.

Thanks.

Oct 22, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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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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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.

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