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Trying to install a windows xp boot cd on an asus desktop I keep trying to boot from the cd, but all i get is the same error message : disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. I've tried a different optical drive, and I still get the same message. I've changed the boot order in the bios........same thing. I've even tried a different boot cd, and still nothing. Any ideas ? Mind you, before this happened it was a bad virus on the system unit . It wouldn't even let me install a new anti-virus through usb or cd.

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  • David Dahwud Hughes Aug 05, 2010

    With all that I've done you would think that, but i tried a new hard drive that I know is good and it does the same thing.

  • David Dahwud Hughes Aug 06, 2010

    Damn good advice ! Thank you for everything especially 4 tha ubcd link

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Ok that must have been a darned good virus

First off get yourself a copy of UBCD from here
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Burn it on a known good CLEAN computer

Now double check your optical drive cables and more important the JUMPERS. Set them al to CS (cable select) and do the same with your hard drives.

Make sure that there are no hard drives on the same cable as the optical drives !!!!

Disconnect any external drives !!!

Once you have done that then you need to ensure your BIOS is set to boot from CD first. It may be better if you set the rest of the boot options to CD for this exercise

You should also turn OFF "boot from other devices" if your bios has that option

If by any chance your comuter has a SATA card in it (not on the motherboard) then move that to another slot (trust me on this one)

You should now be able to boot from CD.

Boot from the CD you burned and use the disk utils on there to wipe your drive. YOu WILL LOOSE ALL DATA.

If you have more thanm one drive and the virus is as bad as you say then wipe any other drives as they may also be compromised.

Once you have done that then shut down and re-start the computer with the operating system cd in there.
Note here that pirate copies of operating sytems may not always boot correctly so it has to be a 100% legit copy.

You should now be able to boot from that and install as normal.

If the installation restarts then before it gets back up nip into the BIOS and reset your boot option to hard drive first and cd second and then any other options you may have.



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Hello,

In this case with all you said you have done, i think the hard drive on your laptop as crashed, you will need to get another hard drive on the system. The best thing you can do in this case is to get a new hard drive.

Take care.

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