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Disk Boot Failure error?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jerZero, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. jerZero

    jerZero Thread Starter

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    Scenario:
    Using Pc, suddenly everything freezes(crash) which leaves me having to restart pc. Now everytime when this happens I will get a "Disk Boot Failure, please insert system disk and press enter" error. -My hard drive is then "not detected"

    Whats usually the cause of this? Is my Hard Drive just crapping out and need to be replaced? or am I doing something wrong somewhere?
     
  2. griffinspc

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    I'm assuming that you didn't add anything new from your post or did you? Hardware? Software? If not it could be a couple things.

    Did you change any settings such as IRQ addresses?

    Have you scanned for virus activity?

    If no new changes and no virus;

    (If your comfortable popping the case) open her up and make sure everythings seated properly. Drive cables, memory sticks, etc., these can come loose over time.

    Next, is your heat exhuast fan clear and spinning?

    Is the inside of your case one giant dust bunny?

    I'll wait for a reply from here.
     
  3. jerZero

    jerZero Thread Starter

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    "I'm assuming that you didn't add anything new from your post or did you? Hardware? Software? If not it could be a couple things."
    -No i didnt

    "Did you change any settings such as IRQ addresses"
    -Ill have my dad do that part since he is the 1 who configures the main configurations. -will look into it, thanks

    No, I did have a Backdoor.SubSeven which Tauscan fried off and ive scanned already so no viruses. Not that I know of anyway.

    I will check the rest of the things you mentioned. Thanks again! Ill reply again later when im done checking things.
     
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