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Disk Boot Failure!!! Please Help!! I Tried Evreything!!!!!

By amieman ยท 5 replies
Nov 10, 2007
  1. Hello Everyone, I recently got a disk boot error when starting up my windows, So I tried to reinstall windows, But I got an error saying there was no hard drive attached!! I accessed command prompt through the windows xp cd and typed "map" So it should show all my drives...NADA!!! My drive was not there!! Just my cd drive(Although my hard drive is recognized in BIOS)!! So I tried attaching it as a secondary drive..And guess what?? IT WORKED FINE!!!!! Now I'm thinking WTF!!!! How could this be happening??? So I tried doing a disc check on it and there was no problems with it!!So I turned to the one place I thought I could find Hope...TECHSPOT...So please help me!!
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Dos prompt, fixmbr may help.
     
  3. amieman

    amieman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply rik..I just tried that...it didn't work
     
  4. amieman

    amieman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I Got It!!

    I chat with hp support and they helped me resolve the problem like so...

    First disconnect the hard drive
    1) Remove the power cord from the rear of the desktop.
    2) Press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds, then release.
    3) Remove the side panel by unscrewing the thumb screws located at the
    rear of the desktop.
    4) Locate and disconnect the IDE cable from the hard drive.
    Cycle power to the computer
    5) Replace the side panel to prevent electrical shock.
    6) Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the desktop.
    7) Press the power button to start the computer.
    8) After receiving the "Operating System Not Found" or "Disk Boot Failure"
    error, turn off power to the computer by pressing the power button.
    Reconnect the hard drive IDE cable
    9) Remove the power cord from the rear of the desktop.
    10) Remove the side panel by unscrewing the thumb screws located at the
    rear of the desktop.
    11) Locate and connect the IDE cable to the hard drive.
    12) Replace the side panel and fasten the thumbscrews.




    THANKS ANYWAYS!!
     
  5. technicalfury42

    technicalfury42 Banned Posts: 62

    So the cable came loose?
     
  6. amieman

    amieman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope..I don't think that was the problem because it was recognized in bios...I am not sure why that helped..but Thats what I was told to do and it worked!!
     
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