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HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

Q: HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

HP Pavilion 6355 has the following issues:

1) Computer will not shut down by holding in power button. It must be "unplugged from outlet."

2) When power cord plugged in the light sequence on the tower reads, from left to right, yellow, green.

3) A Thumping sound comes from speakers, not the typical Bios Beeps.

4) Monitor is blank, yellow light indicator on.

5) Cannot open CD Drive, even manually.

This computer belongs to a friend of mine whose daughter uses it for High School work. She was working on it one day, received an error message, no, no, writing it down would be to easy , so she shut down using start-shutdown, and left for school. When she came back and resumed her work she was met with the above scenario.

Any ideas as to the most expeditious way to get to root of issue.

Preferred Solution: HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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A: HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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Whenever I turn my computer on, it gives me the error below...

invalid boot diskette
insert boot diskette in a:

I unplugged the cable on the floppy drive and on the motherboard. Sometimes it works when I do that, but MOST of the time it doesn't, and I spend a good 20 minutes unplugging and plugging the cable and turning the computer on, hoping that it will stop giving me that error message.

I went into my BIOS settings and disabled the floppy as a boot option. But still getting the error. I also disabled the floppy drive, but I still get the error.

I even went into my device manager and disabled the floppy drive and controller.

Help me someone! This is really getting annoying.

A:[ERROR] invalid boot diskette insert boot diskette in a:

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On my windows xp pc the above message began to show on boot up and it would'ent boot. I have checked boot order in the bios and its set to boot from cd as first boot. When I put my xp disk in the D:/ drive and ignore 'press any key to boot from cd ' it will boot up. I have run superantispyware which found nothing of any significance. Its all a bit of a puzzle can anyone help?

A:[SOLVED] invalid boot diskette insert boot diskette in A:

If you have windows installed on your HD and it's worked in the past, then it sounds like you might have an issue with the boot sector of the HD that's preventing it from booting. You could try going in to the BIOS and if you have the ability, remove all boot devices except the HD and see what happens, or at least select the HD as the primary boot device.

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Whenever I turn my computer on, it gives me the error below...invalid boot disketteinsert boot diskette in a:I unplugged the cable on the floppy drive and on the motherboard. Sometimes it works when I do that, but MOST of the time it doesn't, and I spend a good 20 minutes unplugging and plugging the cable and turning the computer on, hoping that it will stop giving me that error message.I went into my BIOS settings and disabled the floppy as a boot option. But still getting the error. I also disabled the floppy drive, but I still get the error. I even went into my device manager and disabled the floppy drive and controller.Help me someone! This is really getting annoying.

A:[error] Invalid Boot Diskette Insert Boot Diskette In A:

At a guess, I'd say you either have a faulty FD cable, or your floppy drive is crackered and needs replacing.

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I do quite a bit of PC Troubleshooting and other Tech help for several neighbors given I do this as a side business. One of my neighbors called me with a problem and I spent hours looking into it. I think I have it narrowed down after tons of searching Google and several of my frequented tech forums (such as this one). Can you let me know your thoughts on the following:

System specs
Dell PIII 1000 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 60 GB HD, etc.
Windows 2000
Cable Internet Access
Windows Critical updates 'current'
ZoneAlarm FREE 'current'
AVG AV FREE 'current'
Spybot/Adware/SpywareBlaster 'current'

Problem Description
When powering on the computer ... either it would boot up as expected or, just after the Dell Splash Screen, the following message would appear as white text against a black screen

INSERT BOOT DISKETTE IN A:Click to expand...

Facts & Troubleshooting Ideas Performed

1. There is no floopy disk in Drive A:
2. All IDE and Power connections internally are secure
3. Unseated and reseated SDRAM
4. Changed Boot Sequence to HDD, CDROM only (disabled Floppy in BIOS)
5. Switched IDE Cable with good spare
6. BIOS shows that no Primary Master or Slave is being recognized
7. I removed HDD and hooked it up to my computer as a slave ... and the drive is accessible as expected.

My Thoughts / Conclusions

I'm leaning toward it being a bad IDE Controller and/or mobo in general. The only other thing I can think of doing,... Read more

A:Invalid Boot Diskette Insert Boot Diskette In A

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Hello - I am looking for some help with my Dell Dimension which I have
had for the last 4 years without any problem.

Problem Description:
All of sudden, while I was browsing the net, my computer stopped
responding. So, I tried to Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot, but nothing
happened. Then I manually turned off the computer. And when powering
on the computer ... it would boot up just after the Dell Splash
Screen, the following message would appear as white text against a
black screen.



There is no floopy disk in Drive A:

System specs:
Dell Dimension 4100
Windows XP
Norton Antivirus

What are your thoughts? I really appreciate any assistance!


A:Invalid Boot Diskette Insert Boot Diskette In A

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When ever I boot up or restart the pc a screen comes up with the following

Diskette drive 0 seek failure
Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup.

F1 starts the pc correctly, F2 takes you into the Bios setup.

How do I get the pc to boot correctly withuut this screen.

A:Diskette drive 0 boot failure

Get into the bios and see if there is a setting to turn off "floppy seek".

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years ago,
i had a 3.5" diskette that booted with access to fat and ntfs hard drives...
can someone, anyone, tell me where a HARD-DRIVE INCLUSIVE ACCESS
boot floppy is that does FAT and NTFS?

in other words,
the diskette should boot 1st,
with full access to the hard drive.

please reply if you know to:

[email protected]
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A:Boot Diskette that Boots Hard Drive, Too


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I have tried everything !! everything!. I've been trying for days and i hate asking for help, but i just cant get it to work!

I have an msi wind, and it runs Xp, but i tried dual booting osx and everything goes fine. Though now i cannot access Win Xp cause it says im missing the hal.dll.

So there is something wrong with the boot.ini file.

What can i do?

Things i have tried
1) Modify the boot.ini from osx but the file is protected!
2) Use the recovery disk but i dont have a cd drive! and getting a usb is not an option.
3) Safe mod or command promt mode did not work
4) Tried installing Ubuntu onto an external hard disk so i can modify the partitions, and i got ubuntu on my ext hdd now but when i in bios tell the pc to boot from usb it just have that flashing cursor and nothing happens!.

Seriously, for two days i have googled everything and been to msi wind forums, but i cant find a solution.. Im not that kind of guy who does not try before he asks!

How can i make that Ext Hdd bootable?? Or can i some how get Recovery console to run from Usb flash drive??

I need my msi wind for school, so i really could use some help. Thanks in advance, if you need more info please tell.

A:[SOLVED] Cannot access Win Xp (dual boot failed) hal.dll missing, cannot boot from Ex

I don't think there is anything you can do unless you boot from an optical disc. That means getting an external optical drive. But google for how to make an ASUS EEE PC boot from a USB flash drive and see if that procedure will work for you with the Msi Wind also.

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Hi all,

I'm fairly computer saavy and can usually fix most of my own computer issues, but this one goes beyond my level of expertise.

I was reinstalling Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit yesterday as I have done many times before; I should mention the original OS was Vista, but I upgraded to Windows 7 a few years ago.

I deleted the old partitions and selected windows to be installed on the newly wiped partition. I believe I may have accidentally deleted the recovery partition as well, which could be part of the problem, though it appeared everything installed properly (as evidenced by the green check marks indicating each step was completed). But upon final reboot during the reinstallation process, the computer hung at the HP black start up screen. After about 20 minutes of no activity, I powered down the computer and attempted to restart, but windows would not load and I can no longer boot from disc.

I can't access safe mode, the BIOS menu or recovery. Pressing any of these three keys (F8, F9 or F10) repeatedly leads to a loud beep after about 10 seconds, no matter which keys on the keyboard I push. The computer just continually hangs on the HP start up screen. The CD-ROM appears to be working as I hear it spinning, but none of the discs I've tried will load and I've tried pretty much everything: Windows 7 installation disc, system repair disc, Hiren's boot disc, DBAN (thinking I may be able to wipe everything completely and start over), Paragon Rec... Read more

A:Pavilion DV6-1030us won't boot from CD ROM after failed windows 7 inst

Deleting the Recovery partition is not a problem though conflicting boot code can sometimes foul out install requiring wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Follow one of these steps to Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

If these steps fail, try unplugging the DVD drive to do flash stick install. Use the latest official Install ISO and burning/writing tool provided in Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If that fails unplug the HD, try booting a DVD. If it fails unplug DVD drive and try booting a flash stick.

Try moving the HD to another PC to wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command. If this doesn't help test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check on a full disk Active partition created from Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation. Then try install again on that partition in problem PC.

If all else fails, install to HD alone in another PC, move to problem PC to see if it will boot. If not boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD freeware to adjust install to boot on changed hardware.

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I have had my HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak011na (ENERGY STAR) operating system Windows 10, exactly two years without any problems.
Now when I try and boot it I get a black screen with a blue oblong in the centre, white text "The selected boot device failed. Press <Enter> to Continue.
Pressing Enter simply takes you to a blank screen.

I have tried the recovering BIOS press Windows +B together.
I get "
The Following product information programmed into the system board is missing or invalid.
System Board <00A> - System Board CT Number
Enter ? Continue Startup "

I have run F1 System Information

Notebook Model : HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook
Product number P0s80EA#ABU
Serial number 5CD54425Y2
Born on date 02/23/2016
System Board ID:80A9
System Board CT Number : PFMRV028J9M11B
Bios Version : F.81
Processor Type : Intel (R) Core? i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Total Memory 8 GB
Primary Battery SN 38413 08/14/2015
Feature Byte 3Q6b7K7M7WaBapaqasauawbhbnbzcbdUdXdpdq.Hr

I have run F2 HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI
System Information
Model HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook
System ID 80A9
Product ID P0s80EA#ABU
Born on date 02/23/2016
Processor Type : Intel (R) Core? i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Current Processor Speed 2000 MHz
Memory Size 8192 MB RAM
Bios Date 07/25/2016
Bios Revision F.81
Serial Number 5CD54425Y2
Keyboard Controller System 91.1D
Operating System Image 15WW3CRT601#SABU#DABU

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Hi  I have problem in my laptop lenovo yoga 520  "Default Boot Device Missing or boot failedInsert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."  Cannot start windows 10  Thank you

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I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

A:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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Just taken delivery of my Envy 17-k254na, and need to access BIOS settings to ensure I can boot from USB to enable installation of Win 10/64 from ISO. First hurdle.How do I access BIOS and boot order settings?I've looked around and can find nothing that is a) clear and b) works surely it can't be this hard?! help needed and thanks in advance for any clear guidance

A:How to access boot options to enable USB boot drive

Hello DaveR60, From your machine being completely off, push the power button then tap F10 repeatedly right away. Follow on-screen key navigation guide and go into advanced, then down to change the boot order. make sure USB the first one on top. Save and exit, plug in USB and it should detect it and boot from it.  HERE is a guide to assist you if you need any help, and feel free to reply if you have any questions. Thanks! 

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Since yesterday, i have been unable to access my pc with a constant loop of the HP logo with a spinning spiral loading constantly or "preparing automatic repair" and sometimes being eventually lead to an error message saying something like "your PC ran into a problem" and that it needs to restart.
anyone have any idea of how i could fix this?
by the way my PC has no disk drive.
i would be very grateful if i could have some feedback.

A:HP Pavilion wont boot, cant access anything PLEASE HELP!

The very first step you should do is to confirm whether the issue is caused be hardware or software reason. I would recommend running the built in diagnostic test as the first stepp.
1. Press Esc during power on to interrupt booting and display "Startup" menu.
2. Press F2 or select Diagnostic from menu to execute a diagnostic test. Some newer HP models may have separate testing routines to test HDD, RAM etc. Make sure to run all of them. Also make sure to run the "Extended/Full" version of HDD test.
Let us know the result with next reply. 

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WHEN WOULD I USE A BOOT DISKETTE and what exactly would I use it for................I have read on here that they are telling people to use one of these why and when would I use it and the info that I get of the disc would that be enough to carry out my normal duties on the computer or would I have to add something else.

A:When Would I Use A Boot Diskette

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Dell 4100 desktop startup problem Dell logo on for couple of minutes then message displayed says;
"Invalid boot diskette
Insert boot diskette in A"
I have rescue floppy for previous ME system and XP.
Does not recognize XP,
says error on ME.
Restarting computer about 100 times will make it clear this, but only after a great deal of restarts.
I have no internet connection on this particular computer.

A:Invalid boot diskette

Is it saying invalid BOOT DISK, or BOOT DISKETTE? If you're getting invalid boot DISK, then your HD is likely failing. My guess would be that you turn off your computer each night or at least leave it off over night sometimes, and then when you try to boot the next time you have these issues? If that's the case, then I say that the drive is failing due to bearing failure. When the computer is off, the drive cools down and what little lube is left in the bearings goes out. When the computer is started again, the bearing have to warm up considerably before the lube is warm enough to seep back in to the bearings and it starts to work. If you don't know how to transfer your data from one drive to another, then I'd suggest taking to someone who does...quickly. If the drive truly fails and can't start up again, then you'll be spending potentially several thousand dollars to recover it. Had clients wait too long before calling me and that's what the data recovery people charge, they know you need them and they can charge what they like.

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I am trying to resurrect an old 1GHz 512MB Dell Dimension 4100 with XP installed. I started with a boot error message of "Invalid Boot Diskette" - "Insert Boot Diskette in A:". I have made every change that I can imagine in the BIOS settings including "Load Default Settings", I swapped FDD cable and all IDE cables, I disconnected the FDD, I disconnected the CD-ROM and the CD-RW, I updated the BIOS to the most recent, I swapped power supplies, I swapped hard disk drives, I swapped locations of memory in slots, I tried one memory stick at a time in each of the two slots. All to no avail. It will boot to A:\ if I put a boot disk in the FDD but then says C:\ is invalid.

What have I missed? What is my likely problem -- bad motherboard?

Thanks much!

A:Invalid Boot Diskette

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My system recently crashed but i was able to boot with ms-dos diskette or the other 6 diskettes to access recovery mode (without accessing my operating system) -- until I tampered with the jumpers on HDD & CD-DRIVE for what i thought was a hardware problem (solved. i have an IBM Thinkcentre S50 -8183; hard disk is 40G, type IDE). Coming back to floppy diskette failure: BIOS (pheonix) shows that the diskette drive is enabled & the CD-ROM drive is on first boot & finally the HDD is on second boot. When i boot up, i get the two beeps & the light from HDD, followed by the light of the diskette drive that attempts to load the ms-dos disk, but i get the following messages on my black screen:

- Remove the disks
- Press any key to reboot ; (when i insert ms-dos or no.1 disk to access recovery mode)

- Non-System disk or disk error
- Replace and press any key when ready (when i insert no.3 disk before no.1 to access recovery mode).

A:win xp pro won't boot on floppy diskette as before

Try putting the floppy disk drive in first place in the Boot Order. If that fails, the disk itself may be flawed. They degenerate over time and if it's been a while since you last used it .....


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I have an old gateway machine running xp sp3 and was running fine. Had nav and spybot on machine with no viruses. Couple of days ago, turned machine on to my surpise get an error message stating invalid boot diskette, insert boot diskette in A:. I don't have a boot diskette cause xp was install from a cd.

I tried changing the boot order in bios, eliminating the floppy boot altogether, but still got same message. still can't get to my hard drive. can any one help me???


A:invalid boot diskette

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I removed some software and at the next reboot, windows took me to a black screen with the following message: invalid boot diskette insert BOOT diskette in A. How can I by pass this and access my desktop? Thx.

A:Invalid Boot Diskette

Welcome to TSF....

Sounds like you removed a bit more programming than you really should have, for this you are going to need the proper software:

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a regist... Read more

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omg i got a blue screen saying to restart the computer so i did but now my computer wont start and its asking me for a boot disk? i dont have a disk b/c the original version was windows me then we upgraded it to xp..ive tried pressing F8 and that doesnt work...what can i do? is this fixable and is all my info lost?

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I had to format my hard drive. I then used the 6 diskette xp boot disks to start reinstalling xp pro from my dell recovery cd.

everyting went fine re-registered xp with MS. next day i get message "Invalid Boot Diskette insert boot diskette in A"
I tried changing the boot sequence in bios, still get same message.
where can I get a cd to boot to my recovery cd and repair .
I'm not a techie but can follow directions.

A:Invalid Boot Diskette

Be sure the CD is very clean. If you have Dell recovery CD's, the 6-floppy set won't work. That is only for the full or upgrade XP CD. You will need to boot from the Dell CD to get that started.

It's possible that you may be able to start the recovery process on the Dell CD from DOS if you boot from a Win98 startup floppy, but that does not seem likely. I'm pretty sure your documentation will ask you to boot from the Dell CD.

What is the boot sequence now? Try CD, hard drive, floppy, or remove floppy altogether if you can.

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Clean HDD, Win XP Pro SP2 Installation, it starts with the Windows XP Professional installation setup, once set up is complete and all Drive are formated, it reboots, tries to boot from CD and fails and demands to insert boot diskette into drive A. I've gone online, and did my research, copied files from Installation CD to floppy such as NTDLR & NTDETECT.COM. when prompted to insert boot disk, I do.. but it fails to do what I assume it's suppose to do... but no... Installation never happens... stuck at "insert boot diskette into drive A: press space bar to continue"... something like that. Please note that pc recently added slave HDD and More RAM... starts fine.. just that a clean HDD. I am not a tech that's for sure, I need your help Peeps.. I may be missing clues..

A:Simple Boot diskette, all I want

You should have six boot discs. Go into bios and set your boot order to
floppy first. Probably still set to boot from cd.

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I've searched the Forum looking for this problem and haven't come across anything yet.

I started having this problem about 2 months ago. After a "Update Download" - which could have been Norton or Windows - the computer would reboot , pause on the Dell.com screen forever and then go to black with:

After downloading a ton of support topics from Microsoft and trying all of them - what finally worked was just inserting the XP installation disk. The next time it happened it took a little bit longer for it to respond, but I believe it finally did with either the XP installation disk or the Dell Dimension Resource Disk.
It might have happened one more time, but one of the 2 above mentioned actions took care of it.

Then this past week I caught a virus trying to sneak in. Norton found and fixed, but the next day the computer was VERY SLOW to respond. But yesterday it was fine. I did tons of photoediting with not one problem.

The affected computer runs 24/7. It is connected to a Battery Backup/Surge Protector System. Last night the wind was blowing like crazy and the Electricity must have flickered at some point in the middle of the night. When the lights came back on both battery backups wouldn't stop beeping without shutting them off. The CO2 monitor was beeping and the lights in the bathrooms flickered and pulsed. Hubby thinks it might have been a "Brown Out". This morning all electrical device... Read more

A:Invalid Boot Diskette

If you can boot to safe mode try "Last Known Good Config"

It sounds like you may have a damaged hard drive.
UPSs and surge protectors are not invinceable (although many come with a guarantee to cover damaged computer equipment if they fail).

If you have a second computer, an easy way to tell if the hard drive is non-functional is to remove it from the first computer, set it's jumper to slave, and install it as a slave drive in the second computer.

Boot the computer and see if you can access the drive (good time to back-up data as well).

Let us know.

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Went to update a Bios for a ecs mb. Need to make a dos boot diskette to flash bios, xcept that in red letters it warns Cannot Make a Dos Boot Diskette in Win2000. Can I do anything to flash bios?

A:[Solved] dos boot diskette for w2k

Go to WWW.BOOTDISK.COM and download a WINDOWS 98 boot disk. It is one of the best because of all the features it offers, such as it has CD support. Enjoy and good luck.

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I have a z580 and as of 4 days ago I get the above message when I start it.  If I press OK then it boots correctly and seem to work OK but the message scares me.  How can I sort out whatever is causing the message? 1. I tried system restore but it failed for each of the last 3 restore points. 2.I have a disk image from last week, but restoring the image did not change anything.3. I tried to get into the BIOS but it can't be accessed.  I can get a menu with options but when I choose one the same message appears and if I press OK the computer boots normally.4. I tried restoring the disk image to a spare HDD and it booted without the message.  So there is something on the HDD that is causing the problem.  It is a Seagate Momentus Hybrid if that makes a difference. Anybody know how I can solve this and regain access to the BIOS?


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A:secure boot: Image failed to verify with access denied

If you search the error message there are quite so many experiencing it. One link (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-system/image-failed-to-verify-with-access... indicated that the only way is to use, in your case, the NOVO button and run OKR system restore to factory default. If you plan to follow this do a backup of your data first.

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Hello, I was wondering if any of you might be able to help me.  Today I opened my laptop and saw a message that read:  Secure Boot   Image failed to verify with *ACCESS DENIED*  Press any key to continue.
I can enter BIOS w/F1 when I press the power key, but that seems to be the only place I can go, and most of the options are grayed out.  I pressed F11 on startup in an attempt to restore the system, but all I'm able to get is a stationary white cursor line in the upper left corner of a blank screen.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
(Background:  My computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and I was running Windows 8 until the free Windows 10 upgrade came out a few months ago.  I haven't installed anything in a while except Windows and Lenovo updates.  I've had a bit of a heating issue, so eight days ago I replaced the thermal paste.  The machine's been running much cooler, but I've been experiencing random hibernations--usually once every 3 hrs. or so, but occasionally two in 15 min.  A few of those times, I had a message that said something about my battery not being detected, and this happened both when the computer was plugged in and when it wasn't.  It still charged like normal.)

A:Help! Secure Boot Image failed to verify with *ACCESS DENIED*

Have you tried disabling SecureBoot in your UEFI/BIOS? You are currently running Windows 10? I would disable fast startup as shown here if you get the computer to boot by disabling it. This will at least let you recover your files with a linux disk in case the computer fails to boot. 
I am not sure why you are getting random hibernations. You can change your power profile it disable hibernation.

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I have a SSD 120GB laying at my house and i want to used it as pavilion dm4 3115tx boot drive.But when i put it in, the laptop didn't recognize it.does it possible to use SSD as boot drive for my laptop?

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I just bought a Pavilion 510-p030 and was disapointed to see it doesn't seem to allow another drive (only two SATA connectors, both in use. Since the M.2 slot is also in use, I'm wondering if I can use a PCI Express adapter to boot to an M.2 SSD, specifically a Samasung 960 EVO with a Lycom PCI E to M.2 adapter.  Thanks.

A:Will a Pavilion 510-p030 boot to an M.2 drive?

Hi, No, it does not have anything to boot. The following link shows the specs of your computer:       http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05124785 It does NOT have M.2 slot for SSD. It only has  Expansion Slots:One PCI-E (GEN 3) x16 socketOne M.2 socket 1, key A M.2 socket 1 is not for SSD, it is designed for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, NFC and WI Gig. In your machine, it is in use and that is the wireless card Regards.

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HP Pavilion dv9500
when i turn on the laptop i get no operating system found.but if i put the windows 7 dvd in it will boot up, if there,s no dvd in it will just say no operating systen found,
when i go to start then to  computer i see Drive 2 c  no drive 1????
is there a way to get this to boot up with out the dvd in the drive..

A:HP Pavilion dv9500 will only boot up if dvd is in drive

What happens when you try to boot into the Advanced Boot Options?
To do this start pressing F8 immediately after pressing the power button.

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when i turn on the laptop i get no operating system found.but if i put the windows 7 dvd in it will boot up, if there,s no dvd in it will just say no operating systen found,

once the pc boots up to windows i can take the windows 7 dvd out of the drive and surf the web ect...

is there a way to get this to boot up with out the dvd in the drive..
i ran a disk check in commond promp and got

failed to transfer logged messages to the event log status 50


i also ran

bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The above command will scan all your disks for other operating systems compatible with Windows 7 and allow you to add them to your system's boot list.
and i got total identified windows installations 0

i was told to run this

but im not sure what to do here.

At DOS prompt type dlgdiag5.exe to run the program???

and at start up it,s not giving me the option to boot from the dvd, i CReated a bootable iso with magic iso.

A:HP Pavilion dv9500 will only boot up if dvd is in drive

Have you tried Startup repair?

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While you system is healthy and booting normally, create the diskette described below. If you ever need it, you'll be glad you took the small amount of time to make it. It can do much for you.

Format a diskette and copy the following three files from your C:\ to it:


Then review the two comparisons below and edit the boot.ini file you now have on the diskette accordingly.

******Original Boot.ini file******

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows" /fastdetect
******Edited boot.ini file for Quick Boot diskette******

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode Boot" /fastdetect /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

Your boot.ini may read differently but you'll understand from that example.

The edits to the boot.ini amount to copying the existing line just below [Operating Systems] and pasting it immediately below itself. Then add /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog to the end of it. Then edit the quoted name to read "Safe mode Boot" Then set the timeout to 30. That's all.

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A:XP Emergency Quick Boot Diskette

I'll save you the time of making it . Just download this

And for w2k this is your man.

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I'm getting the following message every single time I turn my PC on.

Floppy diskette seek failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

The strange part is, I've searched my tower, and I can't see a floppy diskette drive anywhere?Any ideas anyone? I'm utterly bewildered

A:Floppy diskette failure on boot up...

Check the bios and make sure floppy drive and floppy drive seek is disabled, most likely in the first screen or near it.

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Hello: Where can I get a bootable 3.5 diskette or bootable 5.25 diskette to boot my Dell 486p/50? I'd like to view/copy files from some old 3.5 and 5.25 diskettes using this old Dell because it has a 3.5 and 5.25 floppy drive, but it boots to Unixware and I no longer have the password.

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Good morning from a new member. We have 300 mobile units to ghost. For some reason, our company is still using ghost 7.5 and I have no control over that. Our normal operation:
We have boot diskette and then do a ghostcast to a server on our network for the image to install. Works great but we have to pull the car into an environment where a network connection is located.
What we want to do:
Have the boot diskette with some type of USB support on bootup along with an external USB Hard drive which has the image on it. Much easier to carry and we can go to the car rather than the car coming to us which isn't always practical. However, we tried using ghost 7.5 to make a boot disk with usb support but it only puts a usb folder on the diskette along with the boot data. It still doesn't allow the unit in the vehicle to see the attached USB Hard drive - only the diskette drive from which it booted.

THe units are running either Windows 2000 or XP Professional. any ideas or suggestions or can this even be done so that the boot diskette also loads a usb driver so the unit sees the usb hard drive and we can run the image off of the hard drive. Thanks for all your hlep.

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Pavilion DV7 hard drive will not boot. The DVD drive, num lock and caps lock flash intermittently. The hard drive LED is not lit and appears that it's not spinning.

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Floppy diskette failure on boot up...
I'm getting the following message every single time I turn my PC on.

Floppy diskette seek failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

The strange part is, I've searched my tower, and I can't see a floppy diskette drive anywhere?

I've been into the BIOS and moved the floppy diskette to the bottom of my boot order. However next to it it says 'Not present'

Any ideas anyone? I'm utterly bewildered

A:Solved: Floppy diskette failure on boot up

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Hi all,

I've fdisk'd a Gateway 5100 and have run into a few problems.

1) I can't reformat the C:. I get Invalid Media Type reading the drive C:.

2) I don't have the original boot disks so getting the CDrom drivers on may be a problem...



A:Gateway Solo 5100 Boot Diskette

solved my problem. I had a bad 98 boot disk (straight from Microsoft) which did not have the reformat command on it..Obivously you can run a command if its not there! haha

Thanks though

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If I install WinXP and make the system partition NTFS, it is not possible to see the NTFS partition if I boot from a "normal" boot diskette such as one from WIN9x (95/98/Me).

In the XP help I find nothing which deals with special XP boot/startup diskettes.

Is XP so good it's own internal error checking is good enough to never require manual intervention in the system files (eg. to restore the Registry) if the XP GUI won't start?

In practise I suppose one should Ghost the NTFS partition. It is possible (so I believe) to restore this to an NTFS partition from plain DOS.

Interested in your comments on this. Can't sem to find any posts which really deal with this issue.


A:WinXP, NTFS and boot/startup diskette

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Was not sure where to post this. My sons computer an older Dell Precision 650 will not boot. I very recently installed a brand new hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Win XP as well as all his software. At first I tough is might be the video card but dose not seam to be as I put in another one to test and computer will still not boot up.

Im wondering if the new hard drive has failed. How do I know if it has? The light on the power switch is constantly amber in color.

Any input?

A:Computure Will not boot Could it be failed hard drive?

Hi, usually if the power button is amber power supply is operating normally but the computer is not processing data.

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My hard drive went bad. I had a new one delivered by dell. During the interim I had it up and running but it was failing some of the tests but I did not have the tech do the change out as I assumed I would save the new one for later and hoped the drive was not going to fail again. I was wrong. the drive has failed now and fails the short and long test. Error code:0142, Validation:104554, SN Z1E20W69, Message: Short Self Test Unsuccessful. The machine will not take F8 to go to the recovery partition.
I made a recovery drive with a USB stick. When I restart the PC with the thumb drive in and get to command prompt I have no view of the C drive. I also have an external SATA drive attachment that allows me to look at the drive on another PC and no joy the drive does not show up at all on that setup. I do get The drive where windows is located is locked trying sfc/scannow. chkdsk_c:/F does not work nor does bcdboot_c:\windows. I also get File \BCD Boot configuration data file is missing required information.
I have an external SATA drive and the replacement internal drive. Can I recover the OS? If not how do I format the new internal drive, load an OS and re install it to the xps 8500?

A:XPS 8500 Drive failed and will not boot from USB recovery

The hard drive is dead. No, you cannot get any data from it. You should remove that hard drive, install the new one. Then boot from the USB thumb drive. You should get options to format the hard drive and install the operating system. if that does not work, you will need to purchase the operating system DVD and install from it.

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Sorry wasn't sure where to post this but it is extremely urgent!
Hey there great men and women of the bleeping computer forums! Today my computer was running perfectly fine every ran smoothly and all. I was playing Borderlands 2 and the game started to lag a little bit, and I thought we'll that's normal so I just kept playing about a minute later the game froze all together the music was still playing but I couldn't do anything with the screen. I tried alt tabbing nothing ctrl alt del still nothing tried ctrl shift esc nothing and alt f4 finally and nothing happened ( please note that I waited about a minute in between each command use ) so I just left it to sit there for a little an finally the game screen closed, now what I saw on the desktop was crazy, I have a dual monitor system and half of the right screen was pushed into the left screen and what was left of the right screen was all black and then parts of the the left screen were black but some icons were still showing and I could still move the mouse so I tried to scroll over the icons but not box came up around them and then I trie clicking and nothing happened so I ended up leaving it for ten minutes. After wait the ten minutes I used the reboot button on the top of my computer and it rebooted normally to begin with and BIOS started up as per usual telling me that a the drivers were loading. When suddenly my main hard drive said it couldn't boot and I think it's was my two smaller ghost drives that were connect to ... Read more

A:BIOS Failed to boot hard drive

Could you give me a bit more general information: what version of Windows are you using and do you have an installation CD/DVD for it?
It sounds like this is hardware failure though, not malware.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv 1000 laptop that I had installed a new hard drive so then I can reinstall windows. But when I turn on the laptop it will not leave from the the very first screen where it says "HP invent", where you can choose to go into the bios, change boot sequence or boot from LAN. I would try to get into the bios and it will just stay on "please wait". I would choose change boot sequence and it will say and freeze:

Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Copyright 1985-2003 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved

BIOS version F.21
Build Time: 12/22/05 16:34:39

CPU = Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
1016M System RAM Passed
2048K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: TSSTsorpSD?DVD ts=532M0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Now the wierd part is when I remove the new hard drive and boot it without any hard drive it will pass the post screen and ask me to plug in the ethernet cable. Thank you in advance for any adivce.

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im attempting to salvage a computer from a house fire. the condition of the computer is... ok... its still has some smoke in the system. im using a windows xp professional dell dimension e510 that we got in 05. i cant get past booting.

all i get is a message saying floppy diskete seek failure, strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility. i hit f1. nothing happens. then i hit f2. nothing happens, i start up the computer without the keyboard plugged in just to see if the computer was picking it up, and i get a keyboard failure message... i have no idea why my keyboard is not working. could it be im using a 1999 apple keyboard? it works on all of my other computers... which are macs. i may go to a pawn shop to see if i can get another keyboard to see if i can get different results.

A:[SOLVED] floppy diskette seek failure on boot

and welcome to the Forum

Hard to say, but the easiest thing would be to borrow a ps/2 keyboard to try. Many BIOS will not recogognize a usb keyboard untill the operating system loads

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Hi, Thanks!
I reformated my computer, and i cant find my boot disk.
When I turn the computer on it just goes to blacnk screen with a picture of a disk, which i assume it wants me to insert.
Ive tried many boot disk, cant find the reall one, but boot disk for win 95 and 98 dont work.
BIOS works ok, memmory check works, but it wants the recovery boot disk, which i dont have.
Wats wrong with it?
Please help me!
pretty Please!

A:I Formated my computer, and now I cant boot it up cuz i lost the recovery diskette

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