Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
I went to boot up my computer and I am getting this error over and over again:
NVIDIA Boot Agent, PXE-2.0 (build 082 V1.82)
Copyright (C) 2001 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 01 80 49 A5 B5 GUID: 00000000-0000-0000-000000000001
PXE-E53: No boot filename received
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I'm not sure why this is happening or what I can possibly do to fix it. My computer has been working without a flaw up till now. I really hope I don't need to buy anything now.
I'd appreciate any help.
Your hard drive is not being recognised by your computer, so therefore it will not try to boot from it.
The PXE message you can ignore, it's the computer trying ot boot from the network card (because it can't find the hard drive)
You didn't memntion if this is a desktop or a laptop so..
2 smaller connectors One thin cable (can be any colour but normally red) and one power cable with a thin black connector.Just give these a push back towards the drive to make sure they are secure, do not remove them.
Try to start and see what happens.
It is possible that your hard drive has failed, though they normally start to cause problems before they go.
These can be anywhere in laptops, but normally under one side you will find a panel that when opened will reveal the hard drive. Dell laptops normally put them in the side of the laptop and there is an access panel to be removed there as well.
If you have a laptop, then post back the model number togive a clearer idea of where it will be before you pull the whole thing apart =)
Try that and see what happens. Post back results please.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
I too faced the similar problem and find an alternate solution for the same. Insert your XP Cd and boot using CD ROM. Select Repair option and then it will show you the default command prompt as C:> there you type in
if ur HDD has any error/corrupted files in it then it will display that it has one or more corrupted/damaged files. If so then try the below command
and then run
then try to reboot your machine.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
The message DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER comes when your OS got currepted or the system is trying to boot from such a device which don't have OS on it.
To fix this problem:
If still does not fixed, then I think its time to re-install your OS.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Thank you so much- you all just saved my PC, I unplugged all of the IDE and power cables, then my PC detected a change and allowed me to go into BIOS and select Hard Disk as the first boot device. Very Happy indeed.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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