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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by leyteris, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. leyteris

    leyteris Thread Starter

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    Hello,


    Yesterday my pc was working fine but today when i switch it on it says system disk boot failure insert system disk.

    i got a vista cd to install vista from the beggining and there was no driver detected to install them.

    i also changed driver priority to all the possible combinations and nothing worked.

    what the problem might be guys? please help me!
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    I would say that very possibly the hard drive has died or is dying.It basically means that the harddrive is not reading the disk which means its had it.very rarely it could also mean a bad cd or the cd drive has failed.when its a boot failure message tho it means the harddrive cant boot from anything and that it needs replaced.if you have anything on there that you dont want to lose for good try using a usb sata/ide connector to try and salvage what you can if the drive hasnt gone completely.
     
  3. leyteris

    leyteris Thread Starter

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    i used a different hard drive and still the same problem.

    what else should i try next?
     
  4. Triple6

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    Do you have any USB drives, sticks, or card readers(or as part of printer) plugged in? If so unplug all of those.

    Have you checked the BIOS setup to make sure the hard drive is in the boot order? Does the BIOS detect the hard drive at all?

    This other drive you connected, was it a blank drive or one with an operating system? If it doesn't have an operating system such as a blank drive or a data drive, then it'll give you the same error.
     
  5. Simba7

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    First thing..

    Is the hard drive spinning up? Does it sound normal?
    Check the connections, on both the hard drive and motherboard.

    If all else, check the power supply.
     
  6. leyteris

    leyteris Thread Starter

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    No other usb devices are plugged on the computer.

    I tried a different hard drive that already had an operating system on it and still got the same message.

    Whats next?
     
  7. Simba7

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    Did you do what I suggested?
     
  8. leyteris

    leyteris Thread Starter

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    How do i know if it sounds normal?

    the sata cable and the other cable are fine.
     
  9. Simba7

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    Can you hear the hard drive spinning up when you turn on the computer?
     
  10. Triple6

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    And have you checked the BIOS to see if it detects either the new or the old drive? And have you also ensured that the hard drive is in the boot order? Have you tried a different SATA cable?
     
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