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Solved: Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ACA529, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. ACA529

    ACA529 Thread Starter

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    Does "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" mean that there is no OS installed on the hard drive?

    On my other computer it says "No Operating System found".

    Thanks.
     
  2. fenderjaguar

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    I'm not sure. But perhaps it could vary from motherboard to motherboard...
     
  3. ACA529

    ACA529 Thread Starter

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    It is a Asus M2NPV-VM Motherboard. Thanks.
     
  4. fairnooks

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    It doesn't necessarily mean there is no OS there, in the strictest sense it means the BIOS could not locate an OS on the drive it is trying to boot to.

    If there's only one drive in the system with a single partition and you're sure it is trying to boot to that drive then its almost certain there is no OS.
     
  5. Cpl. Chronic

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    I would tend to think there could be an OS present, just not functioning. If you know there should be something there, it may just have some corrupted system files. sys.ini, boot.ini, user.ini (actually that last one may be .exe I'm not sure)
    If you have the OS install disk you can run it and it should tell you whether or not there
    is anything on the drive and should allow you to fix it.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Do you have an OS installed? Is there a floppy or CD in the drive?
     
  7. ACA529

    ACA529 Thread Starter

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    No and no. I think it means that there is no OS present on the drive.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    You can check with another tool. Boot from the XP CD and try the "map" command, or use another bootable CD, like UBCD4Win. It does not mean necessaruliy that there is no OS on the drive, but only tha it can not be found on boot.
     
  9. blh102444

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    The thread is marked solved. I did not see the solution. I am having the same problem trying to load XP. When it reboots after copying files I get the same message.
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Please use your own thread.

    This one was marked "solved" without finding out if there was any operating system installed.
     
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