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Windows Issues please help!

By Nooblet
May 20, 2006
  1. Hey Guys im having a problem. I bought a new GFX card at the store so I took it home and put it in, it diddnt work. I called the company NVIDIA and they told me that my mother board diddnt have enough watts.
    So I walked my happy **** down to the store again to buy a 500w power supply. I put it in and it was all in proper like, I double and tripple checked it.
    Then I go to turn on my computer (just bought it in jan) and instead of booting it goes to a black screen that says at the very end DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.
    I was told a few different ways to solve this and none of them worked. First I pushed F8 when I was booting it. All it does is make a clicking sound. I also tried to put in Windows but it says that I do not have enought Cache or somthing.
    Any help please? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    refers to either:
    -unbootable media in a drive (floppy, usb, cd/dvd etc) <-not usualy associated with this error but i throw it in nonetheless
    - hdd failure to load/mbr corrupt

    try doing a memtest to test your ram
    since you've delt with hardware recently, reseat those things you've touched - ram, cards, etc...
    try booting with a winxp cd?
    tried a chkdsk /f?
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    given you were installing a video card it is possible you knocked a cable or power supply lead loose. you should double check all your connections.
     
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