Computer not detecting Harddrive, CD or DVD drives

By EChristianson
Jan 3, 2006
  1. Hi

    When I start my computer I get a black screen with Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk & Press Enter.
    The BIOS doesn't list the harddrive, CD, or DVD drives....(The only drive listed is the floppy drive).
    I have checked the cables & all seem on tight.

    This is a hp pavilion computer (windows XP-home) it was working fine until I turned it on one morning & received a BSOD. I restarted it......Now all I get is the Disk Boot Failure & it won't load windows.

    Any HELP would be greatly appreciated!

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    have you look into the jumper setting?

    Some of these pre-build system will only allow you to have 1 HD at 1 channel during boot up, so the boot HD must be it's own channel and set as master.
  3. EChristianson

    EChristianson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Jumper setting should be okay....I haven't added or changed anything inside the case.
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