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Windows boot disk failure error

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by booey1, Dec 23, 2016.

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  1. booey1

    booey1 Thread Starter

    May 20, 2007
    To explain what happened: I have installed windows 7 then the upgrade to windows 10 on this computer.

    I installed win 7 originally on an ATA HDD in IDE. It repeatedly gave me the error:
    "Boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter"

    It did not matter what DVD I used out of the 2 windows 7 ones I had. When it rebooted as part of the install it always came back to that error.

    I tried fixing the boot in recovery.
    I tried formatting the partition and installing again.
    I tried deleting the partion and installing again.
    Nothing worked.

    I got a new HDD. SATA. I am now using this to boot from, with the other drive as second data drive.

    I have now been able to install from the windows 7 dvd and the upgrade to windows 10.

    This works, except some times I still get the error on boot:
    "Boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter"

    Additionally if the system is idle it sometimes freezes after 15 minutes to 4 hours, the screen freezes, the keyboard, the lights are still flashing, but leaving it for hours makes no difference it just has to be hard reset.

    System specs:
    Win 10 home 64 bit
    4gb ram
    Gigabyte P55M-UD2 board
    Geforce GTS 250
    Samsung 160gb sata
    hitatchi 320gb ata

    Thank you for any help you can give!
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    since this is a new SATA drive, I would venture to say maybe it is hard drive controller problem. But the thing is that it is on the mobo, so I don't know what swapping out the mobo might do upon subsequent re-install/activation of Win 10.
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