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Windows fails to load insert startup disc?

By pshepp
Sep 26, 2008
  1. hi, im new to this so please can some one help me.
    I have recently got a new computer
    amd 6000+ processor + heat sink + fan with 4gb ram and 200gb hd with 512 nvidia
    9800gt graphic card. All was working fine until about 2 weeks later when sudenly it just switches off. normally it would load back up but somtimes it will display startup failed insert startup disc. but now its switched off and will not load at all (same error message on startup) i was thinking about getting a new hd (200gb one is 5+ years old) and re installing windows on the new one therefor saving all the files and games on my old hd and still being able to run games off of it b ut havin a new os installed on a new hd?? will this work??? any ideas welcome! please help as i need this for both work and call of duty 4 purposes thank you in advance. p.s the reason why i want to keep both hd's is because i do not want to re install everything and install game patches ect. will i still be able to play game and programs with them pre installed on old harddrive with windows installed on new harddrive? will this not affect the registry? as i said im new to this :D
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I have seen faulty HardDrive connection to the Motherboard cause this
    Try replacing the Sata cable, and/or connecting the HardDrive to a different Sata port on the Motherboard
     
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