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Disk Boot Failure Unfounded

By Zachrey
Feb 12, 2008
  1. First , a little back-story, since it might contain my problem.

    I constructed a new computer about a week ago: new motherboard, processor, etc. Since it does not have an integrated video card, I moved the card from my old machine (an Emachine T3256) into it. I also simply swapped over my HD (running Windows XP at the time). Everything ran smoothly.

    I then upgraded my HD to an SATA 300 Gig (everything went smoothly with the switch) and installed Ubuntu on my 160 Gig IDE (the old one).

    I went to put the old hard-drive back in the old computer, but it kicks back the error message:

    DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

    I checked the HD on my new system, and it boots fine when hooked up to the new motherboard.

    I checked the BIOS on the Emachine, and it recognizes the Hard drive is there. It just wont boot from it.

    Can anyone help me out with why?

    Also: I attempted to re-install a Windows OS on the 160 as well, and got the same error message.
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    the linux boot may have written over the xp MBR
    now you need it to see the xp system
     
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