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HDD problem system restarts automatically but failed to start with a message "SYSTEM DISK FAILURE INSERT NEW DISK AND BOOT AGAIN" please help

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Re: HDD problem

WHEN STARTING PRESS F8 that would bring up a ultility. to strart from past working configurations. is this a computer u had b4. was it running wat os?
do u have the boot disk?
also try checking in the bios setup for ur start up config u might have cd or dvd as the boot drive.if so put ur hdd as the 1st in order or the floopy make sure ncd,dvd drive is afteer hdd.

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When i turn on my PC toys CPU and emachines monitor it says disk boot failure enter system 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).


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

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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.
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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:

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If the hard disk or a partition is damaged:
If it detected in the BIOS setup, there is a chance that it is
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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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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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When i turn my computer on i get a message that says, disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Your boot file on your hard drive may have been corrupted. You need to start the computer with your operating system disc in the drive, and hopefully it will be able to repair your operating system. good Luck!

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Dell dimension 5100 original partitions have been wiped .. Now need to reinstall xp . I can not. Selected boot device not available. can not do ctrl-f11 anymore of course btw just in case you were thinking...

If you are getting message the message "selected boot device not available" that is because you have do not have a bootable HDD (Hard Disk). Please do the following:

Insert the Windows XP Operating system Disk.
Restart the computer and start Tapping the F12 key, It will give you the boot options.
Select to boot from CD/DVD-Rom
When prompted press any key to boot from CD-Rom
Once the computer is booted from CD, follow the instructions to install the Operating system.
Note: You can also go to BIOS (by pressing F2 or Delete) and change the boot device to CD-ROM

Once you finish installing the Windows Operating system. You can go ahead with installation of your Linux Operating system. After you finish Installing Linux you will get the option in GRUB to select the Operating systems.

If you have already installed Linux and want to install the Windows, Follow the same procedure but it will directly boot Windows after you finish Installing Windows. You will have to write the GRUB again for your Linux system.

Please get back for any further assistance.

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My pc won't boot up and there is message to insert system disk. I insert the disk boot up to the same message.

Take out all the disks from your computer drives and start up again.
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Disk Boot Failure

you need to select ur harddisk as the first bootable device., that option is in BIOS settings. When switch on the system before loading OS press F2 to get the BIOS settings and select boot option in the menu and select your harddisk as the first bootable device. Restart the system now. If the same error is displayed your harddisk data cable may be failed or your harddisk may be corrupted...

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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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