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Bootup problem

By shadowfox
Oct 13, 2008
  1. wen i start up my p.c sometimes i get this error

    HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER

    most pple say that theres somethin wron with the p.c which i completely dissagree

    coz

    after this incident i opened the case and reput the cables on the motehrboard and it worked well
    then after few days the same error happened
    then i restarted the p.c and went into the Bios and found out that the motherboard did not even detect that there was a hard disk :|
    then i switched off the p.c unplugged the power cord and reput the Sata cables all over again
    now its working again
    this happens whenever i try to move the p.c when its on , incase of attaching some usb cables at the back of the c.p.u

    do u think its the contact of the power plug or Sata cable
    the same problem occured with my Sata dvd writer earlier, the drive completely dissapeared from my computer
    then my technician said that there was a loose contact with the power cord
    i dont see how all devices could b loose :(

    somethin you should know
    my motherboard had gone in for a repair for overheating, but now its working at a perfect temperature
    my harddisk is new and a month old [seagates SATA]
    the c.p.u starts up in an abnormal way
    it restarts 2wice then continues with the OS booting
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Motherboard fault on the Sata connectors
    Suggest BenchTesting the Motherboard, and cleaning thoroughly (Remove Dust; and also use Contact Cleaner, then leave to dry)
     
  3. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    Could also be a faulty hard drive with intermittent problems. I would back it up as soon as you can get it to boot as it may be going bad.. You can get a new one (they are cheap) and use something like Acronis to clone your old to your new one.
     
  4. shadowfox

    shadowfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    my hdd works perfectly fine if left untoched
    but if i have to move the p.c somewhere
    then the whole process starts all over

    Kimsland
    with wat kinda liquid should i use to clean the liquid
     
  5. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    You never mentioned if it was a laptop or desktop.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

     
  7. shadowfox

    shadowfox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Guys it is a Desktop P.c
    now it seems to be booting fine ever since i did not move it from its place
    i think its a contact porblem
     
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