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Disk Boot Failure, Instert System Disk and Press Enter

By JohnVace
Oct 7, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Argh!

    Is that an addon Video Card?
    Do you have onboard Video too?
    If so remove the Addon Video card (one screw, then there may be a clip, or push clip thingy at the end of the card)
    Then plug the Monitor in the onboard Video connection
     
  2. JohnVace

    JohnVace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    No, just the one. But it's ok I got the monitor back online, I have some kind of physical connection issue with the monitor cables... really hard to get it back on but I got it. Now just back to the blank windows screen.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Ok so lets refresh

    New HardDrive
    Put Windows CD in
    Boot Up
    System Freeze, or it can't find disk message

    Tried Reset CMOS?
    Tried Cabling. (Replace?)

    Actually what else, because this thread is big
     
  4. JohnVace

    JohnVace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Ok, update to the window thing. I let it sit for about 7 minutes now and the page finally loaded the options. Seems like I was just being hasty because I was use to them popping up immidiately. Right now I'm at a 'Please Wait...' message, so I'm waiting for that to do something so I can try and set up windows on this hard drive.
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well that looks more and more like a CPU fault
     
  6. JohnVace

    JohnVace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Hmmm... so you think there is something wrong with my CPU... how am I suppose to fix that?

    Also, I'm further than I've been before in installing windows now. It actually detected drivers and is in the process of installing as we speak, albeit very slowly.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    We shall wait :) ...
     
  8. JohnVace

    JohnVace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Aha! It seems to be working now. I have to re-install the drivers to get everything looking pretty again but I think it's ok now. Now... is there any way I can retrieve/fix my other hard drives or do I need to just let those go?
     
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