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disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Q: disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter. I press enter and goes to blank screen the says same thing, Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter.
Ive been trying to figure this out for days, if anyone can help me solve this problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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A: disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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Hello

When i boot my computer it comes to a black screen and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this to fix the problem insert windows installation disc ... Then tells me how to repair this problem. I have found my disc to fix this but when i put it in my computers disc drive doesnt recognize there is a disc in there and doesnt spin! Ive looked everywhere online and the only fix to the disc drive problem is to boot windows and fix it from there (unless i buy a new one and i have no idea how to put a new one in in the first place) and the only way i have found to fix windows is with the disc! Please help me

Edit: i know this is only partially a windows 10 issue but i didnt know where to post it
 

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Hi, a buddy of mine's POS laptop isn't booting since he lent it to his friend. (Great friend huh?)

It's got Vista home premium, I've had a play with it and it wont boot in safe mode, the recovery tool fails, he has no restore points, and it's basically bricked. (BIOS sees the hard drive, the memory test tool doesn't report any problems, so HD is fine as far as I can tell)

He's happy to lose his C: drive, and I'm not willing to spend any effort on it. However, he's not happy to spend any cash on it, which is a problem because he doesn't have a windows disk.

The hard drive also doesn't have a recovery sector.

Is there a way to legally download Windows Vista? If I'm going to go through the effort of pirating a copy of Windows Vista, to then use a legal key he has stuck to bottom of it, then I might as well just download a OS that isn't terrible tbh.

So yeah
TLDR:
Vista Broke. Need disc, is there a way to download a .ISO for Windows Vista without infringing copyright laws? Or is it a case of "Put hand in pocket."

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I booted from my xp boot disc. It wouldnt upload service pack three so I had to download to my desk and upload it from there. It loaded and now has two Admins The original Admin and Admin with a number behind it.

...worked around most problems by reloading but Turbo tax wont reload it says microsoft.net framework4 client profile is messed up.

It messed up my outlook express , itunes and many other programs ...data was there and I fixed it...adobe is old version.

Is there anyway to get a disc that has alll the updates on it so this doesnt happen again? Is two admins going to cause a problem??? What can I do about microsoft framework 4...tried a couple things I found on internet but nothing fixed it.
Thanks!
Diane
 

A:Xp reloaded from boot disc now microsoft framework 4 client profile wont work

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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error message - disc boot failure, insert system disc and press enter.
my daughter had forgot her password and tried to go into set up to disable password - not sure exactly what was done but now cannot get computer to do anything. I have put in the recovery CD but PC does not seem to be reading it or anything. I have a lot of pictures in the PC and do not want to do a complete reinstallation as I will lose everything.
Can anyone help?
 

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I have a windows 2000 machine. I have the HD connected as Master on the mobo which is Abit Kt7.

If I boot w/just HD, no problems. When I then connect the Sony Burner to the same IDE cable and set it as slave to the HD and restart the machine I get a "Boot Disc Error" and Windows won't load.

Any suggestions as to what my problem might be would be greatly appreciated.

Also, on the other IDE channel I am planning the to have the regular CDrom drive and an Iomega Zip drive. What would be the best settings for this? (CDrom as slave or Master to the Zip)?

Thank you,

Dazzl in Cali
 

A:Boot disc failure, why?

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Hi!
I'm new to this, and am so frustrated with my computer that I'm about to take a bat to it in honor of "Office Space"... Here's whats going on...

My computer froze yesterday, so I cold booted it. I went to turn it on today and it said 'boot disc failure insert insert system disc and press enter'

Well, I tried that and did some research and I went into BIOS (whatever that is) and changed it to boot from the CD. The catch is, it doesn't even recognize the CD! No hard drive, no cd, nothing.

My thesis is on this computer (not backed up..I'm so dumb!), and I really think that this is payback for something I may have done wrong in a former

Please help!!
Thanks
Erica
 

A:Help - Boot Disc Failure

Depending on the ago of the computer the hard drive might be failing. If you know anyone with a computer you should be able to attach the hard drive to their computer and recover your thesis. All else fails you could take it to a local computer repair shop and they should be able to tell you exactly what is wrong. Just make sure they can retrieve the files you want.

While I'm thinking about it, in the bios the boot should be set to a hard drive and not the floppy or cd.
 

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well my old computer 350mhz packed a sad.. it was going fine then it got a massive virus (dont ask what i was downloading ^.^lol) andi used ghost to recover all my progress. ect and then it came up with rebooting from somthing.. then this
verifying DMI pool data........
boot from ATAPI cd-rom : failure
DISC BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER
i know its not the hard drivd (replaced) and i have no spere cable's,ect and dont have enough money to buy them(no im not poor im 14) i have two old comps here and need one alright one for mass downloading like a gig at a time.... any help would be nice

aaron
 

A:Disc boot failure

i didnt say enough. i am running windows 98 can't get into windows... at all as soon as i start the comp does memory test ect then keyboard on the page its on now its got
all the drives (what it says)
pri.slave disc ,mode 0,2001mb
sec.slace disc:.CDROM,mode 4

any more info required please say..
and i know all the cable's work know i used the ones of out the olf comp...
 

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Few days ago some electronic components inside the Power Supply burnt off and were replaced with new ones after that.

But from then on, every time i turn on my computer it will display "Disc boot failure. Please insert system disc and press enter."

So i need to insert the system disc every time i turn on my PC. Why is this happening? Can anyone help me?

A:Disc boot failure

when the power supply goes it can take just about anything else with it
check the cable to the hard drive had not been dislodged whilst fitting the psu
check that it is listed in the bios

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Dont know what happened to my hard drive. I was using it just fine an hour ago. Plugged a different hard drive in,took that one out and when I changed it back and booted it up it said 'Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Hit Enter' When I click Boot Menu there isnt an option to choose for my hard drive, just my cd-rom.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Disc Boot Failure - Please Help

Has to be something wrong with my hard drive. Since my computer is working fine with my old hardrive connected.
Is my hard drive dead? Or can I fix this problem?

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I was making room on my hard drive and I accidentally deleted my windows 7 activator/booter file and my computer cannot get past the loading screen. I am attempting to make a bootable cd of windows 7 or vista but have very little knowledge of how to go about doing it. I do not have the original windows OS cd that came with my computer. From what I have read online I can create a bootable CD for Vista, which my computer came with or Windows 7 which I later upgraded to. There are some videos directing me to downloads for entirely new installations which I assume are illegal but I also see others that copy the windows folder from there C drive, add a file and burn that onto a disk. I really need some advice on a way to approach this problem as I have no way of paying for an expert or purchasing a replacement copy of a Windows OS cd.
 

A:Disc Boot Failure

I would find someone with a legit disk and use it to create a recovery disk or boot from it to repair your installation.
It's possible to create these disks on any Win7 installation, and most manufacturers provide instructions and suggest you do this when you first boot your new PC.
For reasons I have never understood, most people completely ignore this process.
 

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long story here; son brought computer to me..6 year old had messed it up and he was getting boot disc failure. I reinstalled valid copy of win XP. installed all updates and a few games for the grandkids. I showed him what I had installed and how to run the M$ security essentials. we rebooted while it was here and all was fine. he took computer home and got ..boot disc failure so he brought it back to me. The next morning I plugged it in here and it ran great..rebooted several times..no problem. I took it over to their house today and...you guessed it...boot disc failure!

What on earth is going on?

A:boot disc failure

Power issue? Try plugging it in somewhere else.

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Hi
I am having problems booting up
on the first screen when booting there are about twenty lines of text [white text on black background] then it says Disc boot failure insert system disc.
I then have to turn power off and reboot again.
This can take five or so goes until windows starts [v. slowly]
I have used the system disc but this sometimes just goes to windows starting logo then freezes
Any ideas??
adrian
 

A:Disc boot failure

Just what the title says, "Disk boot failure" Your hard drive is failing. What is this computer, a laptop or desktop computer?
 

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i had alot of problems with ie crashing, and my compuserve wouldnt load but when i opened task manager it was already on but i couldnt see a window.my system restore wont work and neither will my disc cleanup .i did a system recovery and now everything is lagging and or freezing up.can anybody help me with any of these problems pleaseeeeeeeee
 

A:disc cleanup is stuck and wont work

Have you tried running sfc /scannow from a command prompt? Start, run, type in cmd, click ok, in the command window, type sfc /scannow, hit enter, have the XP cd ready. How much free space is left on the hard drive?
 

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before i talk about the problem i will say that i had xp32bit and vista 64bit in a dual set up on seperate drives.

I replaced a Corsair HX 620 with a Corsair HX650. after i installed the new PSU i got the message after the bios screen "Disc boot failure insert system disk".

prior to the installation of the new psu everything was working fine.

so I formatted the drive with xp on and installed vista. all the data on the other Hard drive is still there and i can access it.

so any idea why i got the disc boot failure error if the vista installation was fine?

Intel core 2 duo E6750
2x Crucial ballistix tracer 2GB
ASUS P5NE-SLI
BFG GEFORCE 8800 GT 512MB
Corsair HX650
 

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Hi

i hope someone can help.

i'm running xp pro - all updates installed - and have recently had a dos msg saying "Disc boot failure. Insert system disc and press enter"

this occurs everytime BUT if i insert the original xp o/s disc in the drive it boots normally (obviously, i ignore the ..."Press any key to boot from CD")

i have tried the following from the xp disc repair console....

chkdsk /r - (found and repaired/fixed (?) one or more errors)
fixboot
bootcfg /scan
bootcfg /rebuild

and from within a windows dos prompt...

sfc /scannow

i havent tried fixmbr as i think it might make the c drive unreadable.

i am trying to avoid a complete re-install and can (sort of) live with the "cd in the drive" fix but wondered if anyone had any other suggestions

cheers
 

A:Disc Boot Failure but ive tried many fixes

Does the drive show up in the BIOS?
Have you opened up the case and checked the cables? if not, do so.

You should try the fixmbr and fixboot commands, they will not make your C drive unreadable
as it stands at the moment your C drive is in an unreadable undetected state anyways
 

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I have been using the memories disc creator in XP for a couple of years.I recently bought a new computer which is runnung Vista.I installed the software which included the memories disc creator.It has installed but it is not recognising my cd drive and it will not allow me to change it.It is really annoying as I find this program very useful.Is there any similar software-as I want to be able to put my photos on a cd that will run on my DVD player
 

A:HP memories disc creator wont work in Vista

Yup! Program not compatable with Vista. I use a program called Ulead DVD Pictureshow.
http://www.ulead.com/dps/runme.htm

Also, this is used by a lot of professional photographers, but more complex.
http://www.photodex.com/
 

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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I've tried a lot of things over the last few days to no avail, hoping to gain the help of someone with exceptional computer knowledge, baring in mind I'm not that savvy with OS.

Had a virus (antivir pro solution) managed to delete that, which lowered my boot time dramatically albeit still operating slow. It hangs at the Bios screen for a good 5mins then after the microsoft window loading bar, it'll take another 20+mins to get to the user accounts screen. Once signed into my account, windows explorer I think it is doesn't load up for a good 20mins+ (start button, desktop programs, toolbar)

A point to note is that the window for task manager crashes when I attempt to open 'my computer' although every other folder doesn't.

What is going on? lol.
 

A:Hard Disc Failure? 45 minutes+ to boot up!

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I so do need some help here Guys n Gals.
I upgraded an Evesham Decimator to 2Gb ram and with a Dell 2407WFP, a Geforce 8800GTX and an Enermax Infiniti 720AWT PSU.
I then decided to upgrade the mobo/cpu. I ordered an Asustek AM2 nForce 590SLI ATX Crosshair and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ AM2 3.2GHz (Black Edition).
I switched on the old beast the next evening and was greeted with a horrible error message at the post. Accompanying a yellow and white progress bar or was it blue and white (?) was a message something like "Flash memory failure" (or reset)...and then nothing. It had seen the order and repaid my infidelity forthwith.
I hadn't, of course, backed up anything on the raid0 array (I was going to do that before replacing the mobo, honest), so what comes next becomes even more of an issue. I removed the old mobo, and the (now presumed) dead cpu and replaced them with the new ones and a new cpu fan, refitted the video card and the sound card bundled with the Crosshair mobo and pushed the start button. I did the bios fiddling, setting the raid array as it had been (but previously with the original set up on a floppy, now on the bios with the new mobo) and got to "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". I had, sort of, been expecting this, or something like this, because I had, of course, googled 'new mobos' etc and I knew that I might be faced with repairing the OS after replacing the mobo/cpu. I tried the Evesham rescue disc, setting ... Read more

A:NTLDR is compressed or DISC BOOT FAILURE?

you might want to go to a pc shop and back up your data from the old hardrives or if you can get a copy of knoppix you may be able to burn data to cds you can find some info about knoppix from " knoppix hacks" or "life hacks"

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right...

basically i attempt to boot with the recovery disc. it start the process but after the initial white bar starts loading it reverts to the windows corporation loading bar and gets no further.

have also attempted going to utility menu and changing it so it boots from the cd/dvd drive.

so far all i can do is boot in safe mode.

oh and the initial problem was the laptop wud just shut off before fully booting. it seems to run in safe mode though.

a little help wud be awesome thanks!

A:recovery disc wont work - vista toshiba l300

Hi -

If the DVD does not boot up, there should be a recovery partition on your system - usually F10 during boot-up brings up the recovery menu.

Before you do that - you said you can get into safemode? See if you can get into Safemode w/ Networking and follow these instructions -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

If no networking, copy the 2 files over to the system. Then run w/out Internet.

I can take a look at the output files for clues behind the system restarts before you restore it to factory settings. That may not be necessary if a bad driver is the cause (software) and it is updated.

Do you recall any changes made to the system prior to the restarts?

Also, for info - you can order another set of recovery discs from Toshiba. I don't know their charge for them, but HP charges $25-$30.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello Anybody!
I have an older PC it was running WinXP and I wanted to upgrade the OS. I wiped the HDD completely and when I go to insert the Vista Systems disc (or any systems disc XP, Vista, Win7) I keep getting the following message: disk boot failure insert system disc and press enter.
Please help!!!
 

A:disk boot failure insert system disc

Hi Stilllearnin,

It sounds as if your computer is set to boot from the hard drive first and is not actually attempting to boot from your CD/DVD drive.

Go into the BIOS and change the order of boot devices, making sure that the CD/DVD drive is at the top of the list.

Let me know if this works!
 

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Hello, this is my first post on these forums. Please bare with me.

Three days ago or so I shut down my Inspiron b130 lap top normally, the very next day start up goes normally until windows xp home edition tries to load, then I receive this error message.

lsass.exe Program failed to initialize, press okay to terminate.

Upon pressing okay, the message repeats and then simply remains a black screen. This happens even during safe mode. After some research I was told it was either a possible worm or a failure of my local security login assistant. So without further inclination I simply opted for a xp repair. Booting from my windows xp home edition disc gives me the following blue screen error.

*** Stop: 0x0000007e (0xc0000005, 0xf85480bf, 0xf89994208, 0xf8993f08,

***pci.sys - Adress f85480bf base at f8541000, Date Stamp 3c0bfadb

Now, this happens each time, despite running the Dell diagnostics three times. I am told there is no hardware failure. Therefore I can only conclude it is a software error, but I can not get to a Bios boot to try and run a system restore, nor a virus scan. I either recieve the lsass.exe error or the blue screen.

The blue screen itself shows up just after pressing any key to begin booting from the cd, giving me no option to repair from the disc.

Is there a way to get to the BIOS console,so I can run a chkdsk /r, I am missing? Selecting start up with BIOS console from the boot menu only gives me the same lsass failure.

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A:lsass.exe failure and blue screen on disc boot.

You can try the XP Repair and if that doesn't do it then reinstall clean XP may be the only answer.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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I have an Acer 5100, It wont boot windows and on attempting to hit ALT F10 it just beeps. SO i got a WIndows XP SP2 disc i inserted it into my computer. It gave me an error saying to insert the automated system recovery disc. I dont have this...am i doing something wrong? The computer wont even load windows. Do I have to try something else to get windows to load? Im not familiar with using Windows Cd's so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hey guys. Used this site before to help with issues before...but I have really done something this time :(

Before I tell you the problem il give you the spec, had a read at the rules before posting sticky...

XP - latest version I presume as it hasn't updated in the last week or two
Desktop - Custom build that has worked no problem at all since I got it up and running

The problem...
This first started when I had a problem with malware (i think) so I came on here and read about a program called 'malware bytes' this worked a treat and have not had a problem since. Although before I came onto this site I tried the usual safe mode, system restore...so on, then I went for the Windows SP3 disc which I used to build my pc with. Upon inserting the disc I tried a variety of things including trying to repair and REINSTALL. Now realising I didn't want to lose everything I canceled it (turn off the system), and then done the whole 'malware bytes' program.
So that ended there it was fixed as far as I was concerned...here's the bit that led to the problem, anytime I booted up the machine it gave me the choice to go into normal Windows and access all my files as per usual or finish completing the installation from the Windows disc...with a countdown of 5 seconds or it automatically went into installation!

So after a few months of putting up with this I decided to do something about it as it is was getting increasingly annoying.
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A:XP Wont boot or repair with xp disc

Hello, Kris8.

A few things first off:

1. You're not giving enough system info in order for people here to assist you. Can you please state: a. The cpu's make 'n model/Ghz; b. your motherboard make and model; c. The amount of ram; d. Your Graphics card's make and model; e. your monitor's make/mode......etc. f. make, model and capacity of your primary drive (C Drive); g. Any back-up drives, make/model, etc.

2. Do you have an AMD cpu and/or motherboard? If so, then DO. NOT. INSTALL. SERVICE PACK 3. EVER, ON AN AMD MOTHERBOARD AND/OR CPU. THE BUG FIXES DO NOT WORK! I know I'll probably get a different opinion from other people here about the sp3 thing, but I've done a bit of referencing and cross-referencing, and this is what I've found out (I'll give you the links for what I've found below):

Custom-Built AMD Athlon system. XP setup "Stop" error. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL - WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums

http://support.microsoft
.com/support/kb/articles/q165/8/63.asp

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-0a01ef95fc63/

=Based on a bit of research, most of the errors you're encountering are with SERVICE PACK 3 and, if you have one, an AMD CPU AND/OR MOTHERBOARD. Also I ran across another article or post, where someone else had a custom-build Via Systems motherboard, I hope I read that right. Sorry but i didn't get the link for that one. I do, however, have this informative and helpful link, should this apply to you:

http... Read more

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Hey guys, i just built my computer and all works PERFECT.. except 1 thing. If i leave a disc like for example i left far cry 2 in the tray, then it wont boot the os, it gets past the windows loading screen but fails to boot the logon screen and will just hang there until the disc is taken out.
Im running windows vista 64bit with 12gb RAM, a core i7 extreme, asus p6t deluxe mobo and all bios settings are set to boot from HDD. Any help would be ace thank you.
 

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I have an Advent 7000 Which I recently bought off ebay which came with a Pirate Copy Of XP I wiped the hard drive with Dban then tried to install Genuine XP But I Can't get it to boot, I can re-install the pirate copy no prob but need to find a way of putting genuine Windows.... Plz can someone Help me
 

A:Windows XP Disc Wont Boot

There was no need to use a third-party utility to wipe the hard drive.

If the optical drive is set first in the boot order and if you have an actual genuine XP CD, you boot from the XP CD, then press any key when the Press any key to boot from CD command appears, then delete all current partitions, then create a new partition, then format that new partition in the NTFS file system, then install XP.

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I've recently received a copy of a high resolution music Bluray of the XTC album Oranges & Lemons but the Toshiba Blu Ray Disc player will not play this particular disc. Other XTC discs I have from this series play OK on the player running in Windows 10.

I've been in contact with the company that produced the disc and they have told me to raise this as a technical issue with Toshiba as there are commonly issues with disc compatibility with software versions of blu ray players housed in computers as opposed to hardware players.

It's known that this particular disc is causing issues with some other software players such as the PS3 which may require a Sony firmware upgrade for this device. I've been advised that the issue may result from it being a BD-J disc and the AACS MKB keys being in need of an update by Toshiba.

I also have VLC installed but this cannot currently play the disc due to an AACS library not being available on my computer. I know that VLC are working with the manufacturer to resolve the compatibility issues and hoped that Toshiba may do this for their software as well. All my XTC discs play without issues on a Panasonic Bluray player.

Is this the right place to request Toshiba look into this issue or is there an e-mail address I can raise the issue directly?

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HELLO FRIENDS , i am facing issue regarding not able to boot from recovery disc provided HP dealer while purchasing .Since i had formated my PC  now i am trying to recover it through disc but actually disc no 5 is coming out of drive .Even i had made new Copy of that disc from nero software .Please help me to recover my licence OS and from where i will get my Original OS back now since i do not have Original cd provided by dealer but it was genuine before formating .Also provide me th ebest possible solutions if it was not dobne from since i m new in this .

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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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Well i dont know a thing about computers and i have turned mine on today for it to come up with disc boot failure insert disc and press enter.

I put in my windows XP disc got to the part where it says repair etc and have tried both the options given and both say windows can not find a hard drive,

OMG this is driving me mad and i dont know what to do.

Please help

Thank you
Mel x

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So i installed vista (and it was very slow because of AHCI mode or whatever) and at the last step it was going very slow and lagging
We restarted the computer and now i get the message
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
I built my own comp and pretty sure all the parts are compatible and compat with vista and windows 7
So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box

A:Vista wont load or boot disc

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Originally Posted by kspaa


So ive tried various vista recoveries and programs to wipe my hard drive but none of them actually ever boot
When im stuck at the screen with the error message i can open the cmd box




When you say that they wont boot. Are you referring to the HDD tools or the
Windows disk.

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hey guys,
I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my western digital caviar black 750gb, but it won't boot without the installation disc in my cd-rom drive. I have to keep the my cd-rom drive as the 1st boot and my hdd my second, and if i switch it around, it asks me for the boot disc. I tried to repair it, but when it asks me to select an os, it says that the disc is incompatible with the operating system.

A:windows 7 ultimate wont boot without disc

Did you perform a "clean" install or an upgrade?

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Hey Guys, I'm trying to install windows XP on my new hard drive but not with the original setup disc. I have a copied one because the original was scratched and sometimes would not be able to be read. So I copied the contents of the disk onto a different disk and what do you know? The original disk fails to read immediatley afterwards. Anyway, the copied disk is of course unbootable. I set it to number 1 in the boot sequence and everything. The problem is is that it is copied. Now this is the part I need help with. I went some poking around and found a thread where a guy was having this same problem. Someone posted a reply and said this:

You can make a boot CD with himem.sys and smartdrive and boot with that, then put in your XP disk and go to the i386 folder and run Winnt.exe,or, you can make a bootable floppy that has CD ROM support, himem.sys and smartdrive on it and go to the i386 folder of the CD and run Winnt.exe.

What does this mean? What is smartdrive? Does this even work? Where would I get himem.sys?

A:Copied Windows XP disc wont boot.

Anyone?

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I have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 that refuses to Boot from Disc. Trying to run Memtest (before it was Windows 7 disc, had to install OS from inside OS) and the darn thing wont boot up the disc or give me the option to press any key to boot from disc. Even hit F12 in order to select boot and it goes straight to loading OS even if I select from Disc. I can pop any disc into the DVD drive, no issue. I have the BIOS set to boot from disc first, SSD second. Kind of at a loss, trying to solve some other computer issues, but am blocked by this.

A:GIGABYTE 970A-UD3 wont boot from disc

I see Tom couldn't help. Have you tried the disc on another computer?

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cant get computer to boot from recovery disc says no bootable disc in ATAPI cd rom no idea what to do really desperate

A:computer wont boot with recovery disc

Where did the recovery discs come from . . did they come with the PC or did you create them?

What Brand and Model is this pc?

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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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boot mgr missing install disc brings process initialization failure i have windows home premium 7 and factory asus install disc. I wanted to wipe system and reload. after a very short time in the install process i got a failure warning disc didn't read. So i re-booted and now without install disc i get prompt of missing boot mgr. with install disc it does bring up windows but then BSOD failure process initialization failure. Any help dearly appreciated

A:boot mgr missing install disc brings process initialization failure

You shouldn't make multiple threads on the same problem, it will just cause confusion.
Its hard to tell from what you posted but it sounds like either your install media is scratched or dirty, your optical drive is dirty, or your hard drive has issues. We need to know what disk didn't read, the optical disk (DVD drive) or the hard drive. Posting the exact error message word for word might help.

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