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disk boot failure. cant boot from cd

By relient
Jul 24, 2007
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  1. Hello

    my dog flipped the switch on my surge protector and when i turn the comp back on it says disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. i have it set in the bios to boot from cd first but when i turn it on i have no option to do so.

    any feedback would be greatly appreciated
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Hi relient and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

    Yuor dog flipped the switch ??:confused: what was he doing watching doggy pron and didnt want to get caught :D

    Joking aside chances are your HD is screwed due to the bad shutdown, it shouldnt happen but can if the disk is going faulty, I would start with downloading the test tools from the manufacturers site and testing the disk with them to make sure the disk is still useable.

    As for booting from the CD I didnt understand that part of your post, what do you mean you dont have that option, do you mean that it doesnt try to boot from the CD or that you arent asked if you want to.?



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  3. relient

    relient TS Rookie Topic Starter

    normally it says press any key to boot from cd but that isnt there anymore
  4. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,554

    Go into your BIOS and check your Boot Sequence. Make sure that the CD/DVD drive is higher in the boot sequence than your HDD.
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    Did you read his post before answering ?
  6. relient

    relient TS Rookie Topic Starter

    already did that and still nothing. just gives me that error. i put the cd in the drive and press enter and it doesnt do anything.
  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

    SOunds like your IDE controllers have gone tits up

    Remove all the IDE devices and enter BIOS and reset all to defaults, then reconnect the IDE devices, then set the BIOS to boot from CD.

    Try it without the HD connected first.

    Regards
  8. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,554

    I meant for him to doublecheck. Some say their settings are one way but forgot they did change them.
  9. relient

    relient TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i unhooked it reset the bios and it works perfectly thanks a bunch.
  10. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,554

    That means your CMOS got corrupted. Good 'ol reset to defaults cures that one!
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