Weird IDE or Mb problem

By windsmile
Jun 13, 2008
  1. My computer was working all fine for 1 year until few days ago, suddenly when i opened it said boot disc failure, insert system..... i changed bios settings so itself and had to disable all IDE from bios in order for the computer to boot.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Check for CD or Floppy in the drives
    Enable IDE again
    Confirm boot order in CMOS
    Reseat IDE cables

    Test again
  3. windsmile

    windsmile TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tested again, still says "disc boot failure..................."
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say it's a "disk boot failure" !
    You may need to run a drive diagnostics on it (but you should backup first if you can)
  5. Rab2140

    Rab2140 TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Hey, it is possible there is a disk-boot configuration problem. The problem is that the computer has not been given anything to boot or it does not see anything to boot.

    Give this a try: In your bios go to your boot configuration and just look at your boot devices your hard disk might be set to disabled and that is causing the comp not to see it and therefore cannot boot it, if that is the case enable it.

    Also, if you have 1 or more hard disks in your comp make sure you have the disk you have your os on set to the primary disk. and then in the boot priority part of your bios place your hard disk as the first bootable device and then your other hard disk and dvd etc.

    If all that fails it is either a broken hard drive ( i suggest trying it in another comp to make sure) or a faulty ide or sata controller.

    I hope this helps.
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