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Disk Boot Failure

By sasstraliss
Mar 7, 2009
  1. ***SOLVED THE PROBLEM, THANKYOU FOR ALL THE HELP :):):)***

    Ive had this computer for about 10 months, and had to put up with no system fans.
    I was messing around with my computers inside cables today, trying to get my system fans working for the last time.
    I got them working, but turned on the computer to be meet this gastly message.

    Verifying DMI Pool Data...
    "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

    Uh oh. I really DO NOT want to format my hardrive, I have too much to loose.
    Is there a way I can fix this, or is my hardrive already stuffed?

    Maybe I connected the wrong SATA cable...?

    Does the hardrive only need 1 cable connected to it? Ive only got a SATA sable connected to it, is there anything else I need to connect, because I can't find anything that would connect.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    It needs a power cable and the cable going to the motherboard connected to it.
     
  3. sasstraliss

    sasstraliss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant find the power cable...Or the motherboard cable...Just the SATA one...
     
  4. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    The Sata cable is the one going to the motherboard. There should also be a power cable. a little one with a black end, about 1.5x the size of the sata cable's end.
     
  5. sasstraliss

    sasstraliss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually, its the big one with white writing saying SATA on it that goes to the power source...And the mini one going to motherboard....Ill see if it works one sec.

    EDIT: ARGH the computer beeps when turned on now...Didnt work at all.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    It's black

    Are you talking about this:
    [​IMG]

    You need Power and data to the Harddrive
     
  7. sasstraliss

    sasstraliss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So where does the pictured one go? That one plugs into the HD, right?

    EDIT: I found a Serial ATA cable, what does that do?
     
  8. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    If you have the one that goes to the power supply, you need the one that goes to the motherboard.

    This one:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. sasstraliss

    sasstraliss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah I do I'm pretty sure, except they all say Serial ATA on it.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just plug these two in


    Wait i'll get a better pic

    Here's a Sata DVD player that'll do
    [​IMG]
     
  11. sasstraliss

    sasstraliss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And where does the other end of the red cable go on the motherboard? EDIT: FOUND IT!


    ***SOLVED THE PROBLEM, THANKYOU FOR ALL THE HELP :):):)***
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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