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My presario sr1720nx says disc boot failure. insert system disc and press enter so i put in recovery disc 1 and it says no hard drive found press any key to continue im lost and very upset never backed up anything and all my pictures are on my cpu please help!!

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Remove your cpu cover reove the molex conecter ie power connecter and refix them do the same with ide or sata cable the power connecter may be loose or ide connecter or sata cable may have fault

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How to reset all settings to my lenovo a269i mobile thru pc


Is it a think pad ?
Power off your Thinkpad.
Press and hold the "F1" key and turn your Thinkpad on, still holding the "F1" key down.


Release the "F1" key when you hear repeating beeps. Wait for the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility" to load.

Select "Startup" using the arrow keys and press "Enter."
Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."

Select "CD-ROM Drive."
Press the "F6" key repeatedly until "CD-ROM Drive" sits at the top of the list.

Insert your recovery CD into your Thinkpad's CD-ROM drive.
If you have multiple recovery CDs, insert the CD that has "Disc 1" on its label.

Press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS Utility.
Select "Yes" and press "Enter" when the "Setup Confirmation" window appears.

Your laptop will restart. Wait for the Recovery Utility to load.

Select "Restore to Factory Specifications" to erase the contents of your hard drive and reinstall the Windows version and drivers that your Thinkpad originally came with.


Follow the Recovery Utility's onscreen instructions.
When prompted to insert another disc, do so according to the numerical labels on your recovery CDs (e.g., insert "Disc 2" after "Disc 1" and "Disc 3" after "Disc 2").

Your Thinkpad restarts when the restore process finishes. Power off your Thinkpad.

Hold down the "F1" key and power on your laptop to access the "IBM BIOS Setup Utility."


Select "Boot" or "Startup Sequence" and press "Enter."
Press "F9."

Select "Setup Defaults" from the menu and press "Enter" so that your Thinkpad no longer boots from the CD-ROM drive.

Press "F10" and select "Yes" to confirm your changes.
Your Thinkpad will restart and load your newly installed operating system.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61432
ThinkVantage Technologies downloads

Feb 20, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I want to know how to restore mr presario compaq sr1720nx back to factory settings


There are multiple instances when you would want to wipe your PC's memory clean and reset it to the factory defaults.


Called "formatting," it is often the last-ditch effort to restore a PC to functionality.

You will also have to format your PC if it gets crippled by viruses.


Although these instructions are for the Compaq Presario, the steps are essentially the same for all Windows based PCs. Be sure that you want to delete everything this process is irreversible.


Back up any data that you want to keep by saving it to removable media, such as external hard drives, flash drives, DVD-R, etc.

Unplug all peripheral devices, except for the keyboard and mouse.


Turn on the computer. As the computer is starting, repeatedly press F1 to initiate the recovery process.

When the BIOS setup screen appears, press the right arrow key to select "Boot".


Press the down arrow key to select "Boot Device Priority" and press "Enter".

Press the down arrow key to select "CD-ROM" and press "+" to move it to the top of the list.


Open the CD-ROM tray, and insert the system recovery disk.

Exit the BIOS setup by pressing "F10". Be sure to select "Save Changes and Exit".


System recovery should initiate. If it does not, and the PC loads Windows, then you have either failed to set the CD-ROM at the top of the boot priority list or you exited the BIOS setup without saving.


Press "R" to begin the recovery process.

When prompted, select "Full System Recovery".


Restart the computer when the process has completed.


Hope this helps.


Nov 21, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1720NX (EL435AA) PC...

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What do my recovery discs say on them or look like for my hp sr1720nx and how many do i need.


some recovery comes in a partition on hard drive and it can be activated thru start up screen
bios....recovery....avanced boot like press f2 to bios...or f10 to recovery

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I replaced the hard drive because of the click of death. When I booted the cpu, I got a error message saying, system boot failure, install disk press enter. I place recovery disk in and disk started to...


You should check if your PSU is providing enough power to the hard drive. In case the hard drive requires more power, you should either replace it or get a better PSU.

Consult a professional for best results.

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My hard drive burnt out. The hard drive test says failed and the operating system won't boot. I placed a leftover hard drive from my Playstation 3 into the laptop and now it says no operating system found....


Try the recovery console from a windows xp recovery/install disk:
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.Select the operating system you want to repair (you may have only one option).
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation. From here I would try "chkdsk /r" and "fixboot"
For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6.To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
Once you've done this restart the computer and see if it boots up.

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The screen on "Compaq Presario SR1103WM-B PC Desktop" says the DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. I DNT KNO WAT TO DO PLEASE HELP?


Hello 8323888916,

There are a few things that can cause this problem. Lets go through a few things to help narrow it down and possibly solve the problem.

  1. Check to make sure there are no CD's, USB drives or Floppy discs in your computer.
  2. Check to make sure your hard drive is listed and set to be the first boot device in your BIOS. You can do this usually by holding down F2 when your computer starts. Then finding the "Boot Options" or "Boot Device Order" menu. Make sure there is a hard drive listed, usually will say something like PATA, SATA, IDE and set that hard drive to the first position in the boot order list, save and exit.
  3. If this does not fix the issue you can try to do a "Repair Installation" of windows using a Windows Installation disc (not the restore discs that come bundled with a computer). This procedure will reinstall important Windows system files that can become corrupted and cause these kind of problems to happen. Note: this will be the second repair option from the windows disc you do not want to choose to enter the "Recovery Console" these two tend to get confused for one another sometimes.
  4. If that doesn't work you may need to replace your computer's hard drive as it may have failed in some way.


Hope this helps, good luck. Don't forget to leave a positive note if you found this to be helpful. Thanks!

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Nothing happens when I insert the recovery disc


when it tells you to take out every disc, leave the recovery disc as it contains the files needed for it to recover your system to factory specs

Jan 21, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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My computer won't start, the creen shows Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and press enter. F10 doesn't work either


it means that you may have a corrupt/deleted windows, check your hard drive if it is working properly, if the hard drive is fine, then re-installation of windows is needed, or if you have a recovery disc use it to repair your windows

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Compaq Presario C300 Recoivery Disc 2 corrupt


Hi John.

F11 process is not working and you get a NTLDR missing when you turnon the notebook.

Steps to be performed:
1. Perform hard drive self test from BIOS.
2. If it is passed then use retail version of operating system disk to install XP or try using new recovery disks which nay cost you $15.00.

In your notebook model this issue appears if there is any issue with the hard drive.

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Disk boot faliure please insert disk and press enter


Sounds like your hard drive has failed and became corrupted or the boot sequence is causing this on the motherboard. I reccommend entering CMOS setup if you can and changing the boot sequence to putting the hard drive first and if that doesn't work insert a recovery disk in during the disk boot failure...please insert disk and press enter screen. Jus make sure to press enter after inserting the disk if that is done...and if that fails I suggest replacing your hard drive with a similar one of equal value and qualities.

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