Hi Everyone, I have searched this forum for a few days now and read anything I could on my problem but I am still stumped. Here is my problem. I get the message when I boot the computer: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" My Computer Information: HP Pavilion 061 Windows XP Pro Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 DRIVE IS IDE Here's what I tried so far: I checked to make sure all plugs were inserted correctly and firmly. I changed the boot sequence so it goes HDD, CD/DVD, then REMOVABLE... but it didn't seem to solve anything. I did a chkdsk and it said everything was fine. I scanned for viruses and none was found. I did a system Recovery with the Recovery Tools CD. I've also been having problems with my cd/dvd, I have to open and close it a few times for it to finally read the content. This problem has been happening for about 6 months though. Right now it's a 50/50 chance of whether it will boot or not. Sometimes it boots fine, other times it will only boot from the Recovery Tools CD to load Windows. Once in Windows my computer works great. If I missed anything I apologize.