Not bootable until after chkdsk

By Tech88240
Apr 28, 2008
  1. First of all started out with Disk Boot Failure Please insert system disk and press enter.
    Got new hard drive
    put windows xp on hard drive
    updated with microsoft updates so i had to restart plenty of times and never had a problem
    left pc off for about 3 days
    Got disk boot failure.... error again
    ran check disk in recovery console
    boots up just fine
    restarted to make sure it wouldn't do it again
    got disk boot error
    ran check disk
    booted up fine again...
    looked in computer management partition is active
    changed ide cables... still get error
    the pc does hang on "compaq" bios screen for awhile then goes to the space blinking then gives error.
    pc is a compaq presario s4020wm Windows xp home edition sp2
  2. Tech88240

    Tech88240 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Found out what it was.... weirdly enough it was cause of dma being enabled... put it to pio only and BAM....
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