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Computer Says Boot Failure Insert Disk


I switch computer and is says boot failure insert disk so i do that but nothing. I tried to get in safe mode but i cant even do that. If u need the spec then ask but i know it a 259 ghz ram 1. 6 amd process and 40 ghz hard drive.

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Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Just built my first pc and configured the bios etc and get the following message:

Boot from atapi cd-rom
Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter. I think this means that i have to insert a boot disk for the cd-rom drive into the floppy disk drive, to install the drivers for it. Can someone confirm this? Also my cd drive is a philips 52x32x52 cd-rw which came with no floppy disks for installation at all, so i am not sure how i can setup the cd drive without an operating system etc.


Posted On: July 9th, 2004, 03:57 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

I'm just usng my computer as a normal computer user would use one's computer. Surfing the web, instant messaging programs and the like, then my main harddrive makes a low click sound, then a slightly higher click sound after about half a second, then windows stops responding, then less than a second after my system achieves full lockup. So i'm like, ok, that's weird, and i reboot. I boot into bios and make sure it's not set to turn off the harddrives for any reason, and when i see that it isn't and there are no other wonky settings, i boot windows (xp pro sp2 .net) into safemode and just to make sure, start a virus scan, while that's working i look and make sure drive indexing is turned off (it isnf't on the main drive, so i turn it off) and that power save things are set to always on, and that's all ok, so while i'm waiting for the virus scan to finish, it does the click thing again, locks up, so i'm like *** and i reboot again, this time it gets to the ascii loading bar before the animated startup screen before the login prompt, and it does the click thing and stops, so i reboot again, and this time it gets to "verifying dmi pool data. " After detecting the drives and whatnot, does the click thing and stops right there, then after a minute or so i see "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". So i sit there getting madder by the second and press enter, then it gives me a blank screen and that message again, and that's where it sits right now as i type this (but once i post i'll turn it off)

So i was running a virus scan, avg free edition, and it scanned the registry and the mbr for viruses and didn't find any, so i dunno, this either is a virus that i don't have a definition for, or some random progressive hardware failure, or my computer decided to crap out on me randomly.


Posted On: 12-05-2005, 01:23 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Insert System Disk And Press Enter, Disk Boot Failure

Looking for suggestions for what to do next. I've built my first from scratch computer using:

New
Gigabyte ga-8i915p duo-a motherboard
P4 630 3ghz 800mhz fsb 2mb l2 cache processor
Maxtor 200gb eide ultra ata/133 hard drive
2x crucial 1gb ddrii 533 memory sticks

From my old system
Cd/rw
Dvd rom

It seems to post ok, but i then get the message

"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

I've tried the new copy of windows xp bought for this build, and also the disks that came with the board and the hard drive. Each time the same message comes up. I've searched through all the documentation that came with everything, the net, and some books, nothing i try works. Can anybody help please?


Posted On: January 31st 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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No Bootable Device Insert Boot Disk Press Any Key Hp

The day before yesterday, i turned off the pc using windows vista menu > shut down. When i turned it on, after the hp logo, it shows a black screen with the following error: no bootable device - insert a boot disk and press any key. I already tried to load bios setup defauts, did memory and primary hard disk self tests (they were ok), changed the boot order (f10), but the error message persists. I did the reset procedure, which i unplugged the battery and the ac charger and keep the power button pressed for 6 seconds, but it didn't worked either. I tried the (f11) recovery mode, but the error message persists (i do not have the recovery discs to boot from the disc). I tried to boot from windows xp disc but it stays forever on the press any key to start from the cd message. I tried to boot it using another os cd (ubuntu) but it asks to update the bios. I do not have vista dvd (it did not come with the pc). What else can be done? How can i solve this problem?

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Floppy Drive Disk Boot Failure

Just built my own computer, and i cant install an os because the computer doesnt seem to find the floppy drive. I have connected the floppy drive to the motherboard with a 34-pin connecter, and i have the twisted end plugged to the floppy drive, and the long end to the mb. I noticed that one pin on the floppy drive (the second from the side) is missing.could that be the problem or should it be like that?

When i start the computer it says after counting the memory and all that, "verifying dmi pool data. Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".


Posted On: February 19th, 2005, 03:58 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Message: Reboot & Select Boot Device Or Insert Boot Media

I built my first computer about 2 weeks ago but have noticed a problem. When i turn the computer on it shows the motherboard screen and stays there for approx 15-20 seconds. Then it goes into a black screen stating that i need to "reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. "

I am a bit confused on what this means. If i restart the computer while it shows the message it starts up with no problems. What can i do to have this message no appear as i power on my computer? Also during the shift from one screen to another, the screen blinks in green and other colors. What can this be? Can it be that i have my lcd tv connected to my computer with a dvi to hdmi cable?Besides these issues, everything seems to run great, no overheating at all.


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I have hibernation enabled on my computer. The other day i turned it on and it resumed normally. I used it for a while and then left it. When i went back and turned it back on it wouldn't boot. The hard disk use indicator light stays on. The monitor displays a no signal or cable disconnected screen. I listened to the hard drive and it does not seem to be doing anything. The dvd drive also does not eject. I have tried removing each component hd, dvd, and floppy individually to see if it is caused by one of them. This did not solve the problem. I have double check all of my connections and they are all in there firmly. Normally when i boot up i get a screen from the vid card that counts the ram. Then it goes to the asus screen where i can enter the bios setup. Then it goes to windows. Neither of the first two screens ever appear. I have checked my power supply. It is getting 120v in. At a 4 pin power dongle i get 12v dc out. I don't know what else to try.

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Insert Media In Selected Boot Device And Press A Key

In brief i used killdisk to wipe my hard drive which worked fine its been wiped clean. (My laptop does not have a floppy drive)

Now when i load my laptop up it comes up in a dos kind of environment and displays the following:

"Intel undi, pxe-2. 0 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 intel corporation

Sis900 pxe bootrom v1. 09 hook int19

Cliet max addr: 00 03 0d 28 fc 91 guid: 00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009
Pxe-e51: no dhcp or proxydhcp offers were received. Pxe m0f: exiting intel pxe rom

Reboot and select proper boot device
Or insert media in selected boot device and press a key"

Again i have been in then bios settings and changed the priority to load the cd 1st, i also presume by device they are referring to my cd drive. I tried to put fdisk on and format but i now think i may of put them onto cd wrong. Anybody heard of how to get out of this then tell me, i am on a desktop at the minute and yes i can put files onto cd if needed but only program i have managed to load so far from reboot via cd is killdisk.


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I've inherited an older windows 2000 server. It acts as a co-location box. Recently, i've been unable to access it until it is rebooted. Today, i checked out the event logs and saw it filled with error messages. Some of them said: "the device, devicescsiultra1, did not respond within the timeout period. " And others said: "dmio: disk harddisk5 block 562598323 (mountpoint m: uncorrectable write error" many of these two occured in the last two days. Another message i received a little while ago said:
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Nvidia geforce4 mx440 agp8x graphics card (8x is supported by m/b), and have also tried geforce2 4x. The os may be irrelevant, but i've tried winxppro, win2000, winnt4, mandrake linux 9 and a linux distro that boots from cd (knoppix). All drivers installed ok. Won't even bother with win9x/me because i hate it.


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