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Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

I have just built a new computer. I installed windows on the hard drive but when it boots i get this message. I have tried fixboot, fixmbr, bootcfg /repair, chkdsk /r but still i get this message. The hard disk is working because it worked on other computer and also i was able to install windows xp on it. I dont know what is the problem. I also put hard disk on 1st to boot on my bios. I did re partition my hard disk so could that be the reason why it cant boot?

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The drive should be set with jumpers or cable select to be primary master. Some pc & drive combinations don't like cable select, others insist on it. Try both, one at a time.

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Needed is an operation manual "how to" for HGST Touro 4TB external hard drive machine just bought. Want to know how to transfer files from computer to external storage?


FIRST the short ANSWER; Open Windows Explorer and drag and drop files/folders to new drive.

LONG ANSWER; Connect drive,during boot up of PC, and ENTER (CMOS) SETUP. See if drive is listed.

IF LISTED resume boot and see if Windows FINDS new Hardware and installs it. If so go to short answer.
If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR

IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.

Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.


IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.


To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.


At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.

Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter

FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #

Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter

the info returned in the dos window should be;

Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk

Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED

Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter


Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.


Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.

Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.


now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.

Oct 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Recovery disk for SX2855-UB10P


At what stage of the installation process do you get the message ?
Which operating system are you trying to load ?
Is there an operating system on your hard drive ?

You have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

Note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

Note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults after windows has loaded

your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd

Hope this helps.

Jan 24, 2013 | Gateway SX2855-UB10P Desktop - 2GB Memory...

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SEAGATE HARD DRIVE COMING UP WITH NTLDR MISSING



First make sure there are no disks in any of the drives cd floppy and usb Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.


Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.


Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32


New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.


Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable

Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.


Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette


Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA

if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail.


The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty


Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections


Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


also


When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer.


A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system.

This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR.


Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.


Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.


Restart your computer.

When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup."


Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive.

Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt.


However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup.


Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive.

Then reboot your computer.


After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear.

After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation.


The screen will appear black.

The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter."


If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different.

You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in.


You are subsequently prompted for a password.

If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter."


The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one).


Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer.

The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.



or




If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further.


This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer.

Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears.


Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system.

Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter."


Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter."


Restart your computer and let it boot up normally.

Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly.


Hope this helps

Nov 11, 2012 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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Reinstall WinXP from cd onto totally erased partition.


what you need is a boot-able disk with windows xp on it ..and the way to install is simple ..and you do not need much ..
If you have a boot-able disk with windows xp ..is best ..what you need to do is to insert the disk ..and restart
If your boot order is with the cd/dvd drive first boot device ..it will ask to press any key for to start the installation ..if not ...it will just start ..but even if your disk drive is second..if you do not have any operation system ...it will try to boot from cd .
If it does not ..just press the F12 or F11 key ..(take a look cause it is specified on screen what key to press for boot menu ) ..and in the boot menu ..choose the disk drive ..and press enter ..Will ask for any key to continue ..and after that will load primary files..and will ask to agree with conditions ..Press enter to continue ..and will show the previous operation systems..Choose the C drive , and press enter to install ..Select to format the partition quick ..and will load files..
If you use a sata hard disk ..and it is not recognize in this stage ..you need to go to bios and disable the ahci function of the HDD ..or ..use a usb to load the raid drivers or ahci drivers..(you will be asked for 3rd party drivers at the beginning ..My advice is to disable teh ahci funtion and will always run proper ..specially if youdont know what you are doing exactly ..)
Another way to load is from a usb boot-able ..and teh procedure is teh same but choose usb as first boot on start ..
You can also go to bios before installation and under boot select teh cd/dvd to be your first boot device always ..This way if you have several trials on this installing ..you will just insert disk ..restart and press any key to confirm ..
In bios always press F10 to save changes ..
let me know if you have any questions..and if you do not have a boot-able disk ..I can help you to make one ..
Just contact me ..(best to buy the service from my page ..cause it takes a long time to do this and will probably need to connect remote to assure you will end up with a boot-able disk ..)
Its not that hard ..the idea is to download an image with the os ..and burn it using a image burner and end up with a boot-able disk .
You will also need all drivers for your model ..and this can be downloaded from manufacturer site ..or use the disk if you still have it .
If it is a generic computer .you need to identify the devices and download drivers for it ..

Dec 20, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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My western digital hard drive woun't boot up to window it say Disk Boot failure Insert system disk and press enter that all it say, internet hacker really did hurt my hard dive, all i need is a disk with...


system files are corrupt....re-format and install OS....
i your are using WinXP my website can be of some help...
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also do this...if ur data in the PC is not critical and u dont mind loosing them..
do a low level format...
http://www.4shared.com/file/gTU7Zdj3/boot-cd-iso.html
get this application from my shared drive and burn a CD...on another machine.....in this laptop ensure boot seq is set to CDrom as 1st boot drive in BIOS...insert the CD in the laptop....with the software u downloaded....power off and power on again....let it boot from the CD... let the DOS application start....use an application called KILLDISK on the left side of the DOS application that comes up...follow onscreen inst....ur disk will be as god as new....have patience...a 20 GB disk will take aprox 1 hr to become clean....a 100 GB disk will take more than 5 hrs...u can then install Windows after formating and partition...
all the best

Sep 26, 2010 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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Hard disk is detected in BIOS setup, but after boot it shows "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK" So what can i do now


it means insert your copy of windows operating system to finish the installation if you already have a operating system on your hard drive and if you dont wish to remove it when in bios scroll down Adavanced bios features and change settings on first boot device

Aug 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Unmountable boot drive error on 80 gb hitachi laptop drive


If you receive the “unmountable boot volume” error and have an installation disk, you still may have a chance to save your system.

1. Insert your XP installation disk into an optical drive and boot up your computer.
2. When you see a welcome screen, hit the R key on your keyboard. This will enter you into recovery mode with a DOS prompt.
3. Now type chkdsk /p and hit Enter. This will launch a utility which will check for errors on your hard drive.
4. After the process is done, type fixboot and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When asked to say yes or no, type the Y key on your keyboard.
5. Type exit and press the Enter key to reboot your computer.
If all went well, you should now be able to boot back into Windows without a problem!
Good luck!

Aug 23, 2010 | Hitachi hts548080m9at00 80 GB Hard Drive

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When I boot my pc I get an error (Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk)


You will have to get a bootalbe disk of Windows to repair the Windows installation.

Aug 08, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB SATA Hard...

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We got the problem in our internal segate harddisk. when the system is on, shows the error message of Boot disk failure.


This sounds like a problem with the hard drive's MBR (Master Boot Record) If you have a windows xp disk, insert it and boot from it, make sure that your cd-rom device is set as the first in the list on your boot priority in your bios. Here are the steps for xp and vista

So how can you repair your damaged MBR? Here are the steps to follow:
1. First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive. If you don’t have your original disk, borrow one or download a ISO image from a torrent site.
2. When prompted, boot from the CD drive by pressing any key. If Windows loads automatically, you will first have to enter the BIOS setup and change the order of the boot devices to start with the CD drive.
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3. Once the setup loads, you will see the option to press R to repair a Windows installation.
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4. Once the Recovery Console loads up, you will have to type in a number that corresponds to your Windows installation. This is normally just 1. Press Enter and then type in the Administrator password.
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5. Now at the prompt, type in fixmbr. Your damaged MBR will now be replaced with a new master boot record and your computer should now be able to boot properly. Note that you may also want to run the fixboot command to repair the boot sector with a new one.
Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. If you have more than one operating system installed, fixmbr and fixboot could mess up everything.
Fix MBR in Vista In Vista, the procedure to fix the master boot record is a bit different. You have to start up Vista in the Recovery Environment and then run the bootrec command. Here’s how.
1. First, load up the Windows Vista disc in your drive and press any key to boot from the disc.
2. Choose the language, time, currency, etc and click Next. Now click on Repair Your Computer.
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3. Choose the operating system to repair and click Next. When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
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4. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem. You can also run the command with switches to fix just the master boot record (/fixmbr), the boot sector (/fixboot), or rebuild the entire BCD (/rebuildbcd).
If you are still having trouble with loading Windows, post a comment and I’ll see if I can help! Enjoy

May 25, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB SATA Hard...

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Disk boot failure


After making 100% sure you have no diskette or CD in any drives the conclusion may well be that the disk is ruined. You ay try to boot from a diskette or CD and see if you can access the disk then. (see www.ultimatebootcd.com for instructions to make a boot CD) "The ultimate boot CD" has a few tools that might help you out. Since you can't boot you must make it on a different computer, though. You may also try to insert the disk in a diffe rent computer to see if it can be booted there. Also make sure all cables are properly connected.

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