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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Synkboy, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. Synkboy

    Synkboy Thread Starter

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    New build computer, spec is as follows;

    Biostar GF 7050-M2 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 4400 Processor
    4 GB RAM
    1 IDE 250GB Maxtor HD
    1 IDE 200GB Maxtor HD
    1 SATA Samsung 20x Dual Layer DVD-RW

    Now I have assembled everything to the best of my knowledge correctly, I can boot the computer to BIOS without any problm whatsoever.

    The problem is when I either try to load the motherboard driver disc, or my Windows XP disc I get this message;

    "Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter",
    I have tried setting my disc drive to first boot device, I have even unplugged my two HDs as well, but to no avail.

    My last hope is my USB flash drive, onto which I have copied the software from my motherboard driver disc.

    Dores anyone have any suggestions as to how I fix this?, I will be very grateful to anyon that can give me some form of help,

    thanks.
     
  2. bigbear

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    Is there an OS already installed on the drive you are trying to boot from?
     
  3. Synkboy

    Synkboy Thread Starter

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    Of course not
     
  4. Flags

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    Check the IDE and Power connections and the configuration on the HDD's.
    While you were in the BIOS, could you see if the HDD's were recognized?
     
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