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WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

Q: WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

Preferred Solution: WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

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A: WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer.
Remove all the external peripherals (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer.
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power.
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link: http://dell.to/Th8z4k
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

Please reply with the findings.

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OS: Windows 7
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Attached to one of the 4 USB ports at the back of my PC - returns error on all 4.
Attached during active OS, meaning autoinstall of driver software, on all 4, and attached during shut down PC, meaning no autoinstall of driver software, on all 4 of the ports.
Yet, this error message which has never occured to me before:


1 AMD North Bridge, Rev 62
Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.
4096MB OK
USB Device(s): 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 1 Hub, 4 Storage Devices
Auto-Detecting Pri Master.. AThrI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Pri Slave... Not Detected
Auto-Detecting SATA-1 ..Hard Disk
Pri Master : TSSTcopr CDDVDW SH-SZZZA SA00
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-4
SATA-1 : Maxtor STM3250310AS 3.AAF
[Indent] Ultra DMA Mode-6, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status X
Auto-detecting USB Mass Storage Devices ..
Device #01 : Generic USB SD Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #02 : Generic USB CF Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #03 : Generic USB SM Reader *HiSpeed*
Device #04 : Generic USB MS Reader *HiSpeed*

Keyboard not found
[COLOR="Red"]Please press 'F1' key skip warning message,or 'Del' Key enter Setup![/COLOR]
Also, the BIOS isn't really helping me any further, everything related to USB seems to be enabled.

The keyboard IS functioning though, hence the weird message:

Keyboard not found, press KEY to continue.

All default keys on the keyboard work as they should, I am able to press F1 on it and Del to enter the setup, but still it's being read as i... Read more

A:Keyboard not found - Press F1 to skip or press Del to enter setup

Sorry to do so, but this post requires a bump.

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Hi all,My tablet now can't be booted up after installed HP's lt1420 drivers What should I do now? Thanks

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Hi, bought a laptop a few months back, was really slow by the 2nd or 3rd month but didn't make much of it. However when I was forced to restart my laptop for an update on monday, it showed this error message.'The selected boot deice failed. Press <Enter> to Continue' After pressing enter, the laptop shuts down adn this problem repeats itself. Anybody can help?  

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So i had a disc error and had to switch out my hard drive. After doing so, i was prompted by some hp recovery and fixing tool that fussed around a while and tolled me that it couldnt fix the system and some logs were stored. After this i tried to install win 8.1 by running it from a usb storage device that had the windows 8.1 setup software in it. Then the screen went black and i was promtped with "The selected boot device failed. press Enter to continue"  Any ideas on how to fix this?


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A:The selected boot device failed. Press enter to continue

Problemi1 wrote:And now we get back to the original problem. I have an official version of windows 8.1 downloaded and formated to an 8 gb usb stick by the official program from the official microsoft websites. And just to clarify, this works with my pc. Now when i try to start the installation in the HP computer, it promots me with "the selected boot device failed. Press enter to continue" and im given option to "boot manager", "boot manager"(yep 2 times) and "boot from EFI file" which faces the same issue when i try to manually boot the device.Hi, Sorry to hear that. If you see boot manager and boot from EFI file but nothing else, the USB thumb drive is not detected. Please, perform the steps above- ensure the Win 8.1 USB stick is intact and working- disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy mode- save the changes and proceed with F9 mode.   If it still doesn't work, please take screenshots and attach them in the next post.Hope this helps.

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When I go to turn my computer on there's a black screen with a blue notification box that says"The selected boot device failed.press enter to continue"

A:The selected boot device failed.press enter to continue

Hello @Prburt0809 Welcome to the HP Support forum. The issue appears most likely due to incorrect BIOS settings re. Secure Boot and Legacy Mode.    Please, perform some basic hardware checks 1. Please, shutdown the computer using the power button2. Power it on.2.1 As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately begin hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap).This should open a HP Startup Menu which may look similar to this one 3. Choose F2 to open System Diagnostics. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform System Test >> Quick test.This will check major hardware componets for issue (do it just in case) . Here is more info >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259#AbT1 If there are no system checks/no quick tests, perform HDD and RAM check. Let me know the test results.   4. Repeat steps 1-2 above but when HP Startup menu opens, please choose F10 for BIOS setup options.Navigate the BIOS and find the option to reset to default/load default settings. Do so and eventually exit the BIOS exiting the settings. This should enable Secure Boot and disable Legacy mode settings. Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes. 

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So i had a disc error and had to switch out my hard drive. After doing so, i was prompted by some hp recovery and fixing tool that fussed around a while and tolled me that it couldnt fix the system and some logs were stored. After this i tried to install win 8.1 by running it from a usb storage device that had the windows 8.1 setup software in it. Then the screen went black and i was promtped with "The selected boot device failed. press Enter to continue"  Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:The selected boot device failed. Press enter to continue

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. I'd like to help you solve your issue but I need some clarifications: So i had a disc error and had to switch out my hard drive So, you had faulty HDD (disk) - what you mean you switched it - 1) you did install a brand new HDD - empty oneor2) you you took the HDD from another PC and placed it in this machine ? What you describe above sound like second scenario... but I need clarification.  In all cases, it's best to use HP Recovery media to restore the computer to factory default condition. Looking forward to your confirmation and I will provide you with next steps.

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Recently, after unplugging my system from its power source (removing power cable from the power supply) and then later reconnecting the power source, the machine will not boot unless a Vista system disc is in the drive upon boot, mind you, not booting from the disc, just having it in the tray and booting to the OS harddrive. If the disc is not present at startup the machine displays the following error message:


If I insert the disc after this is displayed, the machine hangs and does nothing. If I restart my system after inserting the disc, the machine boots as normal.

Attempted fixes:

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd, /fixboot

Operations complete successfully but they do not fix the problem. These actions were attempted primarily as a shot in the dark. Typically I have encountered this issue when the molex connector or other cabling is loose on the OS HDD, but that is obviously not the issue, since I am posting this from the machine.

OS is currently installed on an IDE drive, set as master on the primary IDE channel.

Any suggestions would be appreciated to save my the extra step in order to boot.

A:Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and Press Enter to Continue

bootrec /FixMbr

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Hello everyone My HITACHI hard disk has 2 NTFS partitions. Suddenly it couldn't boot up. So i removed the hard disk and connected it to another pc (as cable select) POST could see both disks, but the computer stopped with the following error: Warning: The boot devices have been changed. BBS boot priority will be affected. Please enter setup to check. Press F1 to continue. Del to enter setup. I entered set up and it could still see both disks. When I left set up having saved the changes it couldn't the disk (HITACHI) So during the new POST the previous error appeared again. I booted with UBCD4WIN and tried to recover my files with testdisk tool. I could see the 2 partitions (boot * & primary) and i tried to copy all the files to the healthy hd (not the HITACHI) I managed to copy only some of them and most of the folders I recovered were empty. I couldn't use the WRITE command to fix the partition table to the HITACHI hd (PC should restart again and I had the same problem/BBS boot priority .....) . Another problem is that the HITACHI disk has a broken pin (the first one at top right corner pin --- near the jumpers) and i don't know if I have to fix it first. OS: WinXP Pro 2002 Gr HD: HITACHI ATA/IDE , 250 GB HD model: HDT722525DLAT80 (Deskstar) Partition: 2 NTFS (180 (OS) & 70 Gbytes (Data)) I would appreciate if anyone could help me Thanks

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Hello All,

Since today, whenever i boot up my system. This message "AA number not programmed on this computer.. Press enter to continue" shows up while boot up every time. when i press enter windows loads fine. the first time this occurred. the Realtek audio drivers were missing and it got it automatically from the windows update. later on every time when i boot up the error message still remains. but no other drivers were re installed or updated like the first time. I would like to get rid of this message. Please help..Thanks in Advance.

(Not sure where to post this, thats why posted here)

A:AA number not programmed on this computer.. Press enter to continue

I would like to help but I have no idea what a AA numbers is.

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When I got a new PSU I tried to boot with the same video card and everything else that was in it before. A Message came up saying Disk boot Failure.Enter System disk then press Enter. This message was after the Hp blue loading screen. I put back in the old PSU and it started right up and worked perfectly. I am thinking that the PSU isn't compatible With my computer. My computer is Model #: a6235. It is an HP. Ill mention i am trying to run a BFG 9800 GT OC. What PSU should I get that would fit into my computer. Thanks in advance for the help!.

A:Disk boot failure.Enter system disk then press Enter?

What model PSU did you get? Did you ensure that all of the plugs were plugged in (the little 4 prong one on the mobo that some PSU's use and the one to plug into the card)?

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An hour ago I was on my computer playing World of Warcraft when my computer froze. I tried rebooting it, but it said in all caps, "DISK BOOT FAILURE, ENTER SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." So I tried entering my windows vista reinstallation CD, and it asked me to reinstall windows so I shut down the computer and took out the CD. Than I tried unplugging everything, replugging it, changing voltage, and changing it back. I tried changing booting priority to hard-drive as first, but than the boot disk failure was gone, and a blue screen popped up and restarted the computer real fast. I tried setting CD to boot priority one, and I tried reinstalling windows, but when it said "Click any key to boot from CD" and I pressed a key, it said that windows is collecting files from the CD, and the screen went black with a white cursor only showing. When I take out the CD and restart the computer, the boot disk failure thing comes up.

Computer: Velocity ProMagix E2230
Speed: 2.66 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 32BIT

I also stink at computers, so I wont understand a few computer terms. And no, I haven't put any new hard drive into the computer, but I reinstalled windows a few weeks ago when Windows was messed up.

A:Disk Boot Failure, Enter System Disk and Press Enter


Your Hard drive has gone to silicon heaven, thats why you got the boot disk error and why windows wont reload.

If your unsure about anything computer wise, take it to a qualified person, never mess with things you dont have a basic understanding off.


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For some reason my other computer i dont understand it alot but when it comes to a Disk Boot Failur, enter system disk and press enter i usually just shutdown computer plug out the wait around 5-10mins but for this time it has really driven me up the wall.
at the moment now it hasnt worked and im asking for help here are some of the things i did... like i said before jst left it and wait... putting OS disk in and try to repair didnt work... try to reinstall didnt work it said it cant OS system something like that... changing my boot system to have HDD first and than CD-ROM than floppy (yes i do have a floppy drive).. but one thing it had told me Win XP when i first tried to repair it it said you have to quite when it count down on when to reboot it said if you have a floopy disk unplug it out and i did it and still not working... so im wondering if anyone out there can help me

A:Disk Boot Failure, Enter system disk and press enter

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So I just built my new PC and I get to this:

Boot from CD:

NVIDIA Boot Agent 246.0540
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Nvidia Boot Agent

Then it does it again then


I tried putting in my motherboard driver but it did nothing. I'm wondering if it means operating system, I tried putting this XP Recovery disc thing I had from my old PC but it wont do anything, do I actually have to go and buy another XP? That would be a huge pain, I've already spent thousands on this thing

Thank you all!

A:Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter.

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Hi all,

I am new here and I am having issues with my desktop computer. It is a compaq. not sure what it all has but it is a basic computer nothing fancy. It was working great a couple hours ago. I then decided to move it. So I unplugged it moved it plugged it back in just like I had before but now it is saying Disk boot failure insert system disc and press enter. The only problem is I do not have a system disc for it. I really hope this can be fixed. I was hoping to use this computer for a craft computer.

My main computer is my laptop. Thank god I have 2 computers.

A:Disk boot failure insert system disc and press enter

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Please help me in solving this problem.

On starting CPU,an window occurs each time asking 'press f1 to enter setup f2 to resume..'

I attached sample copy of that window please check it..

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I removed my Epox mobo to try an ABIT board (which I didn't like) and when I reinstalled the EPOX board it won't get past the , "Press F10 to enter RAID setup," screen. Pressing F10 doesn't do anything, though the keyboard works fine in the BIOS setup. Plus it takes forever to get to the RAID setup screen (2 minutes) when this computer use to boot up and was ready to go in 28 seconds. This mobo has a Post Port Debug LED and the first code that pops up when it stays stuck on "Detecting IDE drives" is 86. In the manual 86 stands for "Reserved." When it gets to the RAID setup screen, the code shown is 94. 94 is: (1) Enable L2 Cache (2) Program boot up speed (3) Chipset final initialization (4) Power management final initialization (5) Clear screen & display summary table (6) Program K6 write allocation (7) Program P6 class write combining. That all said and done, anybody have any ideas on what is happening to my computer?

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Even though my dell inspiron 3542 laptop which has 8.1 installed in it is fully charged,it is showing "low battery press F1 to continue" every time i start my laptop. please suggest what should i do to stop this unwanted notification at startup. 

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After spending an inordinate amount of time searching the internet about my problem, and then contacting Lenovo (who told me it was hardware and I needed to return all of the laptops I bought), I managed to magically find the solution to my problem.  Since it wasn't documented elsewhere on the internet, I thought I'd create a post for it here. The problem I was having was that my Lenovo G470 laptop did not display Press F2 to Enter Setup during the boot process, and because of this, no amount of hammering the F2 button would allow access to the BIOS.  I attempted all of the standard fixes, pulled the battery, held power down for 30 seconds, removed the HDD -- nothing would cause this to appear.  Since it was happening on all 3 of the G470s we just purchased, I didn't believe it was hardware.  I reached out to Lenovo Premium Support, and after about 3 minutes of discussion, "Paul" informed me that all three machines were defective and would have to be sent back in for repair, and it would take 4-6 weeks for repair and diagnosis.   As I had been noodling around with the machines for a few days, ONE of the three ended up showing the bios options during the boot process.  At that point, I had been hitting just about every single key on the keyboard during the boot process, so I couldn't identify what it was that I did that caused the options to appear.  A little more troubleshooting and I figured it out: Lenovo G470 machines equip... Read more

A:SOLUTION: Press [F2] to Enter Setup does NOT Appear - Lenovo G470

Now that's a slick solution.

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Running XP on an eMachines T6212, approximately 6 years old. I added 1 GB of Memory about 3 years ago.

My mother gave me an external hard drive she had been using with her iMac that she no longer needed. I brought it home and attached it to my computer via USB so I could format it. I was unable to "find it" in windows explorer and unplugged it after I shut down my computer.

The next day when I went to start my computer, I got the following Message:

Verifying DMI Pool Data............

I inserted the System Recovery disk that came with my Machine in the CD-ROM Drive and pressed enter. The screen went black and the following Message appeared:


I downloaded another Windows XP Boot CD and inserted that, same error message.

I restarted my computer and checked the BOOT Menu (F10):

The Boot Menu comes up"

== Select a Boot First Device==

> Removable
- Floppy Disks

Thats my only option on this menu

When I exited out it gave me the same "Insert System Disc..."

I rebooted the computer and went to the BIOS Settings (F10)

(Phoenix-Award Bios CMOS)

Under "Advanced Bios"

On the list:

Hard Disk Boot Priority Not installed
CD-ROM Boot Priority Not Installed
Network Boot Priority Not Installed
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A:Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Duff, try going back into your BIOS setup screen and look for an option to "Load Default Settings" or something like that. Save and reboot. Keep the external hard drive disconnected for now.

If you still can't see your cd & hard drive listed in BIOS, try removing for a half hour or replacing the CMOS battery on your motherboard.

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Well, i have an old PC, which is a pre-build with some modifications to it. It's originally a MEDION of some description, but most of the hardware other than the motherboard has been swapped out.

the only number i can make out on the board is "MS-7015 Ver. 1". google seems to yield few results on this. As soon as i try to boot it, before any logos or anything seem to show, i get the Bootblocker screen, telling me as follows:

Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (C) 2000, Award software Inc.

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media...

not quite sure how to get past this, since i dont have any floppies around that would work, nor does it let me remove the floppy drive or change boot order. any ideas?

A:Old PC - Insert System Disk and press Enter.

Hi see this previous thread Award bootblock bios v1.0 Bios rom checksum error

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Okay, I apologize ahead of time but im a bit rusty on my tech talk. I built my computer Several years ago with a friend and dont remember much. Yesterday I decided to redo my computer. I bought purely cosmetic things. New case, lights, fans, and a power supply (Same as the previous one that was being used). I took my old computer apart and assembled with the new parts. ALL THE HARDWARE stayed the same(motherboard, HD, CD, Burner, VGA,) the only difference in the new computer was the look and i did not transfer over my Floppy drive. I booted it up and it eventually goes to a screen that says boot failure or somthing and all I can do is "insert disk and press enter" if i just press enter it says "Boot CD..." and goes no where. Can anyone help me. I have windows XP pro, I have NO CD's for this pc. I think my friend had one last time and booted but cant remember. Ive had my updates off for a long time. Do not have SP2 but like i said she ran perfect untill now. I just dont under stand why it would do this if all the hardware is the same. Can it be the floppy is missing? i can plug it back in.

-ASUS XE deluxe MB

A:Boot CD insert disk and press enter

Im pretty sure its not the jumpers ither but i'd have to check

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Hey I just bought a computer and when I try to start it up, this message pops up.
it also says
SATA 0 - not installed
I just wanted to ask for some tips and maybe a resolution to my problem so I can use the new computer. Thank you in advance!

A:No boot device available. Press enter key to retry

Hey I just bought a computer and when I try to start it up, this message pops up.Click to expand...

if this is a new computer, id take it back.

Drive not enabled in the BIOS
Serial ATA drivers are not properly installed
Faulty or unplugged data cable
Drive is not spinning up
Incorrect jumper settings on the drive
Faulty hard drive
there isnt a hdd in the computer


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I am a new Lenovo X1 Carbon user.  I have a new one here with Windows 10 preinstalled.  I've booted it up a few times and was able to press enter to get into the boot menu and press F11 to enter recovery for example. However, for some reason, now I do not have the option after I shutdown or restart.  The same Lenovo screen appears, but does not give me the Press Enter option and just boot right into the Windows 10 OS.  What happened?  Any suggestions?I want to do a recovery but unable to get into the menu now. Thanks,romatlo32

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This is my first post, please forgive any repetition. I don't know if my profile shows up.

I just picked up an HP a710n off a trusted friend.

running XP (allegedly)
Athlon 3100+ XP
1 GB RAM, 120 Gb HD

i did not verify it, but I am told that before i got it, it wasrunning fine. He just ran the restore disk to wipe out his personal stuff.

Before plugging in, I switched out the single HD cable with a dual and connected my old slave drive to switch over files. when I powered on, I got the HP screen and then a black screen with the message "disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter"

I tried the restore disk and tried a xp pro disk. Either way I get a black screen with "_".

I put thingsback the way i found them and the same thing happens.

I do have BIOS access. Everything appears normal with all drives recognized.

Can anyone help?

A:Insert boot disk, press enter

did you jump the hard drive to master ?
any reference to using a bootleg xp cd is classified as an illegal activity.

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I have this message error and i can't get xp load normally...virtually i can't find any solution to this as of my last resort would be formatting using cd but my cdrom doesn't work any more and my motherboard is quite old so it doesn't support booting from usb...i have only 3 choices boot from hard drive which is c, floppy disk and cdrom (not working)...what the problem is i wiped drive c because i have my windows installed in my drive d and the when a restarted the pc i got this error...how can i repartition this again or how can i access the format from xp installation cd using external dvdrom?

A:Insert system disk then press enter key to reboot

Your computer cannot boot from USB, your CD ROM does not work, your hard disk has no bootloader. I don't know what you mean by external DVD ROM. If it is USB based then it will not work. If its some variant of ATA then just connect it inside your computer.Now, in my opinion you have these two options :- Attach a working CD ROM or DVD ROM.- Remove the hard disk from this computer and attach it to another computer with working DVD/CD ROM.After you have working CD ROM, you need to repair XP install.You say you have 2 hard disks and installed Windows XP on D: (second drive). So all you have to do is install XP bootloader on C:. Both hard disks must be connected in the same primary, secondary order when you do this.- Boot into recovery console using Windows XP CD.- Type the following pressing Enter after each line :fdisk /mbr
bootcfg /rebuild

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I just removed the stock HDD that came with my M4-1015x and now I'm trying to install windows 7 to the SSD that I replaced it with. However, upon boot up I get the message "Selected boot image did not authenticate. Press <enter> to continue" when the laptop attempts to read the OS from the disc. I've never seen this before... any help? (It's a legitimate DVD copy of Windows 7) Thanks.

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A:Selected boot image did not authenticate. Press <enter> to c...

I fixed it. Had to disable secureboot and enable legacy boot mode to get it to run.

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Hey guys I can really use some help with a big problem that I've encountered.

I have a sony vaio with a genuine vista home premium 32bit installed. I also had a non genuine vista ultimate 64bit installed on a partition. I wanted to create a partition of a partition and couldn't due to some message about dynamic drive. I tried to partition it on Ultimate and it worked. After I restarted, i received a similar error that others got when I googled:
Booting "Windows Vista"

Vista Loader 2.1.2

fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.
Then it enters GRUB dos. I checked my hard drive partitions with the geometry (hd0,0) command and none of them seem to be NTSF. They show up as 0x42 and one is 0x27 which I'm guessing is the recovery partition.

My guess is that since the partitions are not NTSF, I can't boot windows. I tried to repair and nothing helped. I reinstalled vista on a partition and everything was fine until the setup completed.

It seems like all my files are there and the windows repair on the vista dvd recognizes that there are 2 OS installed. I can't run the recovery mode on the vaio laptop.

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A:Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.

What I think would help is if there is a way to change a dynamic disk to a basic disk without windows support and without losing data.

I tried a partition rescue disk by EASEUS and all it showed was one dynamic drive without any options for it.

Does anyone know how to change dynamic drives safely without OS support?

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Hey, last night the last thing i was doing on my laptop was looking up costumes on google. closed my laptop and went about my day this morning i woke up open my laptop and it was a black screen with a long blue box and it says 'Selected boot image did not Authenticate. Press <Enter> to Continue. Can someone please help me fix this.!! would mean alot to me to get it fixed.

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When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.

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Inon start up black screen with following message "selected boot image did not authenticate. Press enter to continue" upon pressing enter notebook shuts off. Any fixes

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This black screen appeared after starting up my pc. I ran my windows repair cd and 'no hard disk' appeared. I checked in my bios and my HD is not showing up. I have checked and reseated the cables with no success. I also extracted my Hd and hooked it up to a USB adapter and it did not show up at all. I hear power to the HD but can't seem to get to the data. I have a years worth of photos on there and need to get it working again. Any suggestions?

A:Boot disk failure, please insert disc and press enter

It is a Compaq presario, amd athlon 64, witha a seagate barracuda 7200.9 120 gb HD.

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Hi, I've recently tried to install a new HDD (WD Black 1 TB) and a new vid card ATI Radeon HD 3850. When I try to boot and install XP I'm getting the msg Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Before I was getting "PXE-E53: No Boot Filename Received." However I went into BIOS and disabled the OnChip LAN Controller and I'm now getting "Disk Boot failure, insert system disk and press enter."

When I check in BIOS it seems the HD and my CD Rom are both being detected (They both come up). My initial feeling is that my CDRom is failing, but could it also be that I've gotten a dead HD? If anyone can help me with the Disk Boot Failure problem I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Solved: Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter

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This is my first build and only problem im having right now is this disk boot failure error..I have a legal copy of vista and trying to install it on a SATA drive and using a DVD/RW to load the CD..I've checked all the connections and everything is seated correctly..went into the BIOS and set my DVD drive to primary and the SATA drive secondary and still no luck..Very frustrated and running out of ideas...Can someone help

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I have just put together an old computer which i had previously been using. It was taken apart, so i reassmbled with a new video card. When I start it and it goes to the second screen checking for IDE primary master etc. It just stops after having ...None after everything, and it just stays there. It doesn't respond to me pressing Delete to enter setup after that. I'm wondering if it could be mechanical or electrical, or both. Thanks

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hello everybody here at B.C

As this topic mentions this is supposed to be a BIOS guide, not exactly tho....
I will write about what i have encountered and worked with when it comes to this motherboard in hope to expand this knowledge and hopefully finding a solution with a broader network.

As mentioned this is the ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard without the SLI = double PCI EXPRESS installed
Basically my old motherboard stopped functioning so i had to replace it with the Abit Fatal1ty, at first i was very pleased becouse i read alot of positive stuff about it, altho i dont really like too much advertising this motherboard looked promising.
A part of the horror that struck me was that i needed to install WinXp from start, there were reports of users who could simply do a repair of winxp so they wont loose any valuable data, but in my case i didnt have that option, my windows could not be saved. Since i had 3 HDD's i plugged in another one after backing it up from another pc, becouse i simply mistook it for the hdd that had winxo on it, anyway i thought to myself i could backup my winxp containing drive at a later state when i get winxp installed on the drive i just cleaned. I then instaled all the hardware where it belongs and booted up and put in the WinXp SP2 cd and ran thru the first part of the setup ( where the files get copied over to your hdd before the restart )
All went well and the pc gave me as usual a 15 second timline to restart or it would do it by its... Read more

A:Bios's ( Disk Boot Error Please Insert System Disk And Press Enter )

Simply put, the disk that you think that you are booting from, and the disk that you are booting from, are not the same. I did the same thing myself not too long ago. Pull out the other disks and install XP. Once it is working, then install the other hard drives. If you are sure that you are booting from the same drive on which XP is installed, then the disk is thrashed.
You said you took out a disk from another system and it booted fine. How about trying this? Take the disk out of your system that you think is the one with XP on it, and see if if it will boot the other machine?
This is no huge mystery. It can only be one of very few things.

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hi sir,im vijay..
im usin 2tb segate new hard disk sir..in my system i cant able to boot my os and also my hard disk ...its showin that hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter ...i restarted many times its sayin the same problem...in my gigabite mobo bios my hard disk is not get detected sir....the problem is that wen im installin the new os for 2nd time its all went nice only sir but at the completion of the os it wil ask for the user name and password but in my system its frozen sir fully of black screen and i cant able to do anythin so i restarted my system from that im gettin this error as hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter.....that my new hard disk and all of my data is in that hard disk only..this problem arises wen im installing the os for 2nd time sir...till now its showin the same error sir...

plz help me..im so confused..

A:hard disk boot failure insert system disk press enter

Repair MBR:

Boot From the Windows Install Disc
The first thing you?ll need to do is boot off the install disc, and then click through until you see the ?Repair your computer? link in the lower left-hand corner.
You?ll need to choose the correct installation of Windows and then click the Next button.
And then you?ll get to the System Recovery Options screen, where you can get to the Command Prompt.

Repairing the Master Boot Record:

If you want to restore the master boot record, you can simply type in the following command:

bootrec /fixmbr

You can also write a new boot sector onto the system partition with this command (which is often more useful):

bootrec /fixboot

And of course, if you just use bootrec /? you?ll be able to see all the options.

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Help. I just built a new computer and I don't know what's going on. I keep getting the error: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Here's my scoop:
-All new parts: IBM 30GB 7200rpm, P3 800EB, Aopen AX3S pro,128mb ram, 52x standard cd, standard floppy.
-Boot sequence = a,c
-I am trying to use a win98 boot disk (tried 2)
-followed my motherboard's instructions exactly
-CMOS and POST detect everything successfully

Everything checks out. What else is there? Could it be that my hard disk is dead???? A brand new Disk????

Thank you,


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Hi everyone,
This is my first post on this site, and i want to thank you for your responses in advance.

OK so here is my problem. I know that there have been posts on this topic becfore, however mine is different than the rest of the posts. In the other posts,this has occured on a modified computer, but when it happened to me, it was my unmodded computer. So heres what happened. I boot up, and after the HP screen, instead of going to the windows loading screen, I get a message with alot of text, but the main point was that "a failure was imenent", F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup. So i hit F1 to continue, and after a minute of a blank screen and the blinking text dash, the DISK BOOT FAIlURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK message. But I have never modified my coputer, and never used a setup disk before on this machine. What do you advise I should do?
BTW:I tried resetting BIOS, but to no avail.

Older Hp-Pavilion 760n

A:UNIQUE Disk Boot Faliure, Insert System Disk and press Enter

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when starting my computer, and no boot disk is inserted, i get the error message:"HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK PRESS ENTER" when a boot disk is inserted, windows xp starts up if no button is pressed after a boot disk is inserted. I cant work out how to boot from hard disk immediately, and it is set as primary boot device. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.

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Well, as some of you may jnow, this pc has caused me a lot of trouble. So, now its installed witha brand new Motherboard, RAM, AGP card, and hardDrive.

Installed Windows 2000 using the upgrade disk, popping in Win98 to confirm I had it. It all worked okay, but on a restart the error comes up:

Boot from CD: Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Now, in the BIOS, I've had the boot sequence as all sorts. First, was

CDROM, HDD-0, Floppy

No joy, so went to

HDD-0, CDRom, floppy


Floppy, HDD-0, CDROM

Then, for the sheer heck of it

HDD-0, HDD-1, Floppy

Still nothing.

I tried it with Quick Boot disabled, nothing. Seek Floppy is Enabled, was disabled by defalut. HDD S.M.A.R.T is enabled, was disabled by default.

As the pc at home is the only one there, I can only answer via the work's pc during the day. I have my motherboard booklet, and the BIOS is Phoenix AwardBIOS

Any help would be great, so close to marking the threads that I've started on this problem Solved

Thanks in advance


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Hello everyone,

We have tried many things to get our computer running, and no luck. We have an older Pentium II 400 MHz computer, and we installed a brand new 500 GB IDE hard drive ( which is recognized at start-up ) and we have Windows XP to install. The computer will not install Windows, and the boot disk the hard drive manufacturer provided will not boot the computer.

We have been working on it for three nights and nothing!

We set the boot in BIOS to boot from CD, and it will not boot with Windows XP, or the hard drive CD that came from Western Digital. We even reset the bios, and took out the battery for over 5 minutes and no luck ( except that it helped the computer to finally recognize the new hard drive - we only have one which is set as the Primary Master. We checked all the cables, and disconected the main cables from behind the hard drive, and the two CD roms and nothing!

Can anyone please help us?

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter - Tried many tips and nothing!

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

I have installed a new hard drive and used three different sata cables none of that worked. I have even taken out the battery and that did not work. I am about to give up and scape the whole thing.

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter nothing seems to work

It sounds like a motherboard failure to me.

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When I start my non-brand PC with an MSI mobo I receive the following message:
disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter

At first I thought it was the SATA hard drive but when hooked up to another machine I can see all the files. When I went into the Phoenix/Award Bios all the drives are IDE drives. Not an SATA drive option anywhere. The computer was working great for a number of years. I hooked a brand new SATA drive and the BIOS does not recognize the drive.

What might be the problem and how might I use my hard drive again? Thanks!

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Hi i have a 74 Gb western digital hard drive with C: and D: drives (i partitioned them)
the D: drive has all my gaming applications on it and the C: drive has all the files for windows/and other crap like firefox, etc.

I was once reformatting to XP from Vista and in the middle of reformat my computer shut down causing a major problem. the answer was my graphics card died... now i have an EVGA 256Mb 8600GT with DX10. I brought the drive to my neighbors house and he can use it just fine, it boots and everything... but... the problem is that when i bring it to my house, and i insert the drive it goes to the Nvidia Boot Agent and after a while displays HARD DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. My current BIOS Boot order is Floppy, CD, and then Hard Disk. I don't know why it wont boot, but the copy of XP has been verified and it works great on my friends computer... why won't it start on mine?
Please help me !

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Hi i have a self built pentium 4 pc that wont boot.
When i turn it on there is a very long wait at the HP Invent screen (it is a ms 6577 ver 2.1 board) and when it finally gets to the black screen with the slashing dash in the top left hand corner it just flashes for around a minute before saying "DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
I have managed to get it to boot once by going into the recovery tool on the XP disk and using "FIXBOOT" but that only worked once and it wont work any more. The specs of the pc are,

PENTIUM 4 1.8GHZ 478
MS 6577 VER 2.1 BOARD
256 MB RAM

There is nothing to lose on this PC. Thanks in advance. Alex

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