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Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter

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  1. bpinksto

    bpinksto Thread Starter

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    I keep getting this message everytime I try to turn the computer on. It will occasionally begin to start up but then will automatically reboot and I will get the Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter message again. I read the old posts on this but I have not been installing anything new. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Try and get into Bios and see if your Hard drive is mentioned under Boot order and make sure it is first in boot order........if not then place it first in boot oder and save and exit

    here are the usual keys for entering Bios to press on startup.

    • {Delete} (modern Award and AMI BIOSes)
    • {F2} (modern Phoenix BIOSes)
    • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{Esc}
    • {Ctrl}+{Esc}
    • {Alt}+{Esc}
    • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{S}
    • {F1}
     
  3. bpinksto

    bpinksto Thread Starter

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    Yea I did this, from reading the old posts, but nothing changed.
     
  4. Megabite

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    It maybe not finding your hard drive because it has gone faulty or faulty connection from the HD to the board.......what type of PC is this Make and Model.......and do you have any disc for it?
     
  5. bpinksto

    bpinksto Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure of the make or model, and I do not have any disks for it.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Do you have a Recovery partition? Have you tried getting into that?

    I can understand somebody maybe being away from the computer and not remembering the exact model, but you don't know the make? :confused:
     
  7. bpinksto

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    I'm not sure about the recovery partition. How would I go about getting into it? I didn't buy the computer, and it doesnt have a label on it.
     
  8. Megabite

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    Try F11 or F10 tapping one of them immediately on startup
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Is this a laptop or a desktop? Fairly new or rather old?
     
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