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COMPUTER THE COMPUTER MONITOR IS SHOWING THIS MESSAGE , "BOOT DISK FAILURE OR HARDDISK NOT FOUND"

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1.) Check thge ide cable connecting to your harddruve in the computer
2.) Check the power cable connecting to the harddrive as well
3.) if those fail then your harddrive is crased and you will need to get a new one.. then reinstall your software

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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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