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Me again with a problem it sounds basic but when you read you will see

By domanicbland
Feb 27, 2008
  1. well this problem sounds basic but i have already tried all the usual things well

    Every now and then either when i power my computer off or i restart it it says

    boot from cd

    disk boot failure insert system disk then press enter

    i have tried changeing the boot device priority to boot from hard disk first and that didny work

    i have disabled my floppy drive

    there are no disks in my cd rom

    when it does this i keep powering the computer off and on and it keeps doing it so i keep powering it off and then it starts normally after a few times of powering off is there anything anyone could sugest to fix this i was thinking about doing a automated system recovery and fixing the boot but i didnt no whether or not to do it anyhelp i would appreciate
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Could be the disk takes too long to spin up - usually you can set a detect time in Bios (for IDE) to make the system wait for the disk to be detected or get running.
     
  3. domanicbland

    domanicbland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    how would i no what to change how could i tell and is it in the cmos what am i looking for and thankyou for your help earlier it help and worked please could you tell me what i am looking for and is it in cmos cheers
     
  4. domanicbland

    domanicbland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    sorry for repeating myself there i lost concentration
     
  5. domanicbland

    domanicbland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    i have searched on google and the knowlege base for how to configure detect time in Bios (for IDE) and i cannot find anything please could anyone assist m for how to do this and what to lookout owt for cheers any help will be appreciated
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Accessing Bios should be covered in your manual.

    Setting IDE detect time would also.

    Don't have a manual? Then, identify the make and model of your computer and go to the manufacturer site and download the manual.

    Home built? Go to the manufacturer of your motherboard and get the manual.

    Not sure - download and run Everest Home and look under Computer-Summary for the id: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
     
  7. domanicbland

    domanicbland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    thanks i do have everest so it should be pretty easy cheers
     
  8. domanicbland

    domanicbland TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    i looked on everest and i got




    BIOS Type Award (10/19/04)

    the website is http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm

    and i cannot find a manual stating what to do

    if this is of any help to anyone who could sort out my problem
     
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