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Disk boot failure.please insert system disk and press enter

By 0Aiden0
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Well first of all My names Kyle And this is my first post here ive red up on the other posts similar to mine ive changed my bios ive tried unhooking and hooking stuff back in but the main resaon there not helping me is that im pretty much "hardware illiterate" cuz i really know nothing about hardware im decent with software. so plz explain what it looks like or where it is thx alot
    -Kyle
     
  2. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    Ok I dont wanna sound patronising but !! have you left a floppy in the floppy drive?
     
  3. 0Aiden0

    0Aiden0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no or a cd lol im not that dumb
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you can check bios boot order if it is the hdd then a cable or power supply is
    messed ,if your lucky
    drive may be dead
    put hand on drive can you feel or hear spinning if not good sign it dead
     
  5. 0Aiden0

    0Aiden0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well if i unplug the harddrive power cord then plug it back in like the light on the hardrive comes on and it strts spinning then stops
     
  6. 0Aiden0

    0Aiden0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    um update i plugged the power cord intpo the harddrive and it all the sudden startind smoking is that bad?
     
  7. krals

    krals TS Rookie Posts: 25

    hi folks,
    i have exactly the same problem...
    Maybe it would be a good move to update the BIOS...what do u say?
     
  8. krals

    krals TS Rookie Posts: 25

    i disconected the IDE cable from motherboard to DVDR, then i restart the PC..same message.
    SEcond, i reconnected the same cable and restart.Now windows can logon to windows properly...
    Does anyone knows why? is there anythin wrong with the IDE cable ? Cause i have done the same procedure and worked again with this trick.
     
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    I have seen and heard lots of wierd hard drive storys
    conflicts between the os the hdd firmware and the bios
    and dealing with other off issues like power supply,and memory
    so ya I too have been there and done
    first poster Kyle, ya thats bad drive board or servo is mor'n likely gone
    pm me for data recovery
     
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