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black screen, invalid system disk replace the disk and press any key HELP!!

Q: black screen, invalid system disk replace the disk and press any key HELP!!

My friends computer froze up and she had to reboot and when she did she got this black screen, etc. when she tries to hit F8 key it says keyboard stuck, her tower light doesnt even light up on her dsl, etc. she cannot type into this black box which has a blinking line where she should be able to type. Can anyone help?? Thanks alot!!

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I just downloaded Windows XP(Service pack 3) and mounted it to a USB disc.

Problem is, it doesnt work. On the boot screen it gives me the message invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue and then when i press any key, it boots into my hard drive/Windows 8.

Originally i thought something was wrong with the boot but now i think it may or may not be. All help is highly appreciated.

A:Unable to boot, invalid system disk. replace disk and press any key to continue

Few, if any, downloadable copies of WinXP are legal. The 'Invalid System Disk' error message is the tip off.

You'll need to buy a copy from an authorized source. There is no way to trick the system into recognizing an illegal copy of Windows.

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I recently purchased a 2nd hand computer thru a local ebay dealer - HP DX6120 ST 2.6 GHZ 80GB HDD 512MB RAM DESKTOP PC.

When i boot up, it displays: Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key

Then i reboot and press F8 & del and it doesnt go to bios settings, it just gives me a screen that gives me an option to "boot from..."

I select the hard drive.
Get the same response... "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
Then I put in a windows XP pro Disk (the computer has an official XP Pro License Key on the case, as stated on the specs on selling page) and then rebooted.
I still get the "Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"
I change the boot to CD and i get Windows Set Up options.
I pick install Windows XP and the it starts loading dll's etc.
Then it says i have no previous version of Windows idetected and wont let me go any further.

I assume that it is trying to upgrade, but i dont get an option to do a fresh install, just "Install Windows XP"

I am not sure if ;
there is a windows actually loaded,
I need to reformat,
The bios battery is flat
or if i need to do something completely diferent.

If i am to reformat, i cant remember the cmds/or how to do that when there is no windows to do it from.

I hoe you can help me.


Old Fart

A:"Invalid system disk Replace the disk, and then press any key"

Find the make of the hdd, go to makers website and download and run
the diagnostic utility.
If you want to wipe the drive do a google for killdisk, its free. Run it
this way you are assured of a clean drive.
The diganostic utility may also be able to write zeros to the drive, doing
the same thing. At this point dont take the short route out and format
with windows, leaves to much garbage behind. But after the drive is
wiped you will have to format with the wind disk and install the os.
Sounds like you have a bad drive, or a confused drive..
I dont think that board does raid, but you should double check in bios.
If raid is enabled disable it..

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This happens when i turned on my pc and i have to press a key so i can start up. This is a bit scary, i freaked not knowing that it wouldn't startup. I looked Microsoft's official site for solutions but i guess i need a windows CD which i don't have.

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Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key.Click to expand...

I get this error from time to time, even when there is no disk in the computer. There's no CD or floppydisk inserted. To solve the problem, I restart the computer, and all is fine.

I'd rather not go through the problem, and want it solved once and for all. Does anyone know the problem and solution? I already went on Google to see what others said, but no luck.

1. The computer has no viruses. I have NAV.
2. There are no HD (harddrive) problems, according to ScanDisk.
3. All cords and cables are attached to where they should go.
4. The first boot location is on the HD (C, according to BIOS.
5. There are no disks inserted.

After all this, what could be the problem and what can I do? I've heard it could be a slow OS (slower than the BIOS), or a worthless HD. Before I conclue its worthless, I would like to know how to make the OS faster in starting it up (or making the BIOS slower so that the OS can catch up).

My information:
1. I am using Windows 98SE.
2. The primary slave is a Maxtor HD.

A:Invalid System Disk - Replace Disk Error

Please will you fill in you full system specs in my.TS.forum at the top of the page(click on edit profile)

Why is you Hard drive connected as primary slave?

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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Hey everyone!

This is the first computer I have built. Everything installed without a problem but when I turn on my computer a black screen pops up saying "Invalid System Disk. Replace disk and press any key." The screen stopped showing up randomly and now it is back. What is making it pop up and what can I do to make it stop?
I also put a CD-ROM reader in from my other computer whose motherboard fried. It has an IDE port and works well if I use an adapter for it. I bought a IDE to SATA converter and my computer is not recognizing it at all. Why not?


A:Newly built computer, black screen Invalid system disk.

Hello chaps2013 Welcome to SF!

When you say you installed a CD-ROM reader that implies you moved an cd drive not dvd drive or dvd burner into the new case! Windows Vista and newer like 7 now come on dvd disks not cds anymore! The invalid message is likely from the wrong type of disk not being able to be read!

Replacement with a dvd burner and the option to consider creating a USB Installation Key with a 4gb or larger usb flash drive can see Windows installed however. You are not going to be left out in the dark with a simple drive change since a dvd drive can be found for low prices at this time.

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Hello All,
A friend of mine gave me a few computers- because his office was upgrading all of their systems-
I reformatted many of them and installed windows me (they are too slow to support xp), but I am having a problem with one.
Originally it had windows 2000 pro as the os( I didn't have the password to log-into the computer) So I ran fdisk, formatted the hard drive, then tried to install the new os but I keep getting the error message upon booting that "invalid system disk, remove then press any key to continue".
I thought the cd-rom was bad so I replaced it, I changed the boot sequence, used a floppy to boot, even got the hard drive manufacturer's utility program to prep the drive for the os but even that doesn't work.
Am I missing something?
Does the fact that I didn't have the password to enter the computer have anything to do with this?
I used this same method for installing me on all the other systems and they are fine, but this one is an issue.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Hi, I left my Pc on standby last night, there were no signs that the computer was broken in any way. I started it up by hitting one of the keyboard keys and it came up with a blue screen of death which I didn't take note of. After I restarted my pc and now it looks like it can't find the OS. I have tried to system restore but it won't let me. And I have also tried choosing a system image backup but it still won't let me. Any help will be highly appreciated.



A:Disk boot failure on startup, insert system disk and press enter

Hello Kyle!

What kind of boot drive do you have? What model is it? Is there another storage device in your PC?

Start your PC up and check if you see the boot drive in BIOS. If not, power down the PC, open it up change the cables and port, start up again.

Good luck!


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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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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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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 )
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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, 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.

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Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message


If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

A:[SOLVED] Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter


Originally Posted by Greerere

Sometimes, when I am on my computer it restarts and I get this message


If I turn my pc off and boot it back up, it works fine. I think the problem may be a virus, but using AVG free 8.0. I have found nothing (2 adware) which I think could cause the problem.

Currently I am running a Kaspersky Online scan. But does anyone know what my problem could be?

the big possiblity is ur hardisk is in trouble.
please use disk utility to check it like deleted reference to illegal software.

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Does "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" mean that there is no OS installed on the hard drive?

On my other computer it says "No Operating System found".


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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,


[email protected]

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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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Hey well basically i just download Windows XP SP2 when i had SP1 Orgiinally installed and when i installed SP2 this is when the problem started to occur so i reformated it back to SP1 and now everytime i boot up it always needs the "WINDOWS XP CD" to boot up.

Before it loads to the login place it has a black screen and says


I press enter without a cd it dosnt load up just keeps asking the question.
then i put my windows xp cd and it loads up to normal i want it to load up from my harddrive like usual its gets real annoying if you need your cd all the time.

I even went to bios and try changing the boot up to hardrive first then CDROM then floppy i even try taking the cdrom bootup off and the problem still occurs .. =/


40GB SLAVE - My Old Data Before i reformated to SP2 THEN BACK TO SP1



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My computer was working perfectly well.
I left it on and went out. When I came back it had a black screen saying
"boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter" in BIOS
This has happened before but I just hit my pc then rebooted then no problem.
This time it didnt work, I have tried to vacuum the interior of my pc but to no avail.

Can anyone help me please?

A:boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter....please help

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When I try to boot my computer, it goes through the normal motions until it tries to start Windows. The load bar stays up for a few minutes and then goes back a few steps, tries again, but the second time around it fails to do anything and leaves me with the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter".

I haven't been able to try that yet because the disk is across the state at my parents house, I will be retrieving it this weekend.

When it goes through the second attempt at booting it displays a red blinking error message concerning the RAID, when at first it says it is healthy, it now says 'ERROR'.

This all started after I downloaded a new driver update for my nividia graphics card. Before, I have been having some trouble with it in escalating degrees. First, little error message pop ups saying the raid wasn't able to read, but I'd go into the setup and it would say both hard drives were healthy, so I figured it was just a communication error. Later on, it started to lock up, would freeze momentarily and then start to work moments later. Also, every once and a while the monitor would stop working with it, I'd be working on it and the next thing I know it is down, as if I had unplugged the monitor from the computer (the monitor doesn't turn off, just the computers connection to it does).

Here are some system stats to help people help me:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5Ghz
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A:Disk Boot Failure, Instert System Disk and Press Enter

Start by reconnecting the HardDrive or cables
Then go from there

It is possible the HardDrive has actually failed too

By the way,

"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter".Click to expand...

Is not a Windows error
This is an error being reported by your Motherboard's Bios

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Ok, I just finished building my custom pc. The stats are: Asus A8N sli premum mobo, AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 160 gb seagate sata 3gbs hardrive, 400W power supply, 512 mb kingstom ram, e-GeForce 6800 GT PCI-E video card, and NEC dvd-burner. <p>
The problem is that I cannot get any drives to boot from the IDE channels. I'm only using the IDE for the dvd-burner optical drive. I tried changing the cables, changing jumper settings and nothing! The optical drive is working because I already tested it in a friends computer. The hardrive is using SATA1.<p>
When I turn on my computer it just lists all of the devices detected, not showing anything on the IDE channels...it just shows this message: <br>
Disk boot Failure insert system disk and press enter<br>
Is this message normal? I assume that message is asking to insert the OS disc, but I can't because of this problem<p>
If I get one of those IDE to SATA adaptors for my optical drive, would it recognize it? What can I try to change in the BIOS so it can recognize my dvd-burner?<p>

I can access the mobo BIOS. The cpu seems to be running fine, I already tried changing the ram to a different channel. Also the computer did shut itself down like 3 times since I installed it, is using a cheap 20 pin PSU that came with the case, whereas, the mobo is 24 pin, but I can still power on because of the extra 4 pin connector. Could this cheap PSU relate to my problem of not recognizing drives in th... Read more

A:Disk boot Failure insert system disk and press enter

there arnt any disks in the flopy drive are there

jsut thoghut id ask:blush:

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I have recently bought a computer off a friend. He bought all the parts separately and built it himself. It worked fine when he was using it. I bought it off him but I had to get a new hard drives. I bought an SSD and a HDD as well as the full version of Windows 8.1. Once I set everything up, I turned the PC on and inserted the 64-bit Windows 8.1 installation disk. It then comes up:

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

Does anyone know how to fix this or where the problem may lie? Im not very good with computers so you might have to bear with me. I will provide you with any additional information if you need it. I just want to get this thing sorted.

Thanks in advance.

A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

See this at TechNet. You'll need to go into BIOS and change boot options.

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A few months ago I created another partition, and today I found that there was 31MB which was not being used by any partition. I went to control panel, System and maintenance, Administrative tools, Disk management(something like that) so I could make a partition with that 31MB and then merge it with another partition.

Now youre saying " Why the hell did he want to add 31MB more space to another partition"
The answer is : I am running with a 320GB hard disk with not more than 3GB Free space :D and one of the partition is only 1GB which I use to store my web designs projects, which that partition was lacking of free space too and 31MB were good enough to save a full basic website.

While I was creating that partition, the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) appeared and when the pc booted the following message appeared :

I inserted the OS disk and clicked the repair "link". A strange thing was that there were no OS at all. I skipped that option and did a start up repair, but no luck at all, the system re started and the same error appeared.
I tried choosing System Restore but there were no restore points, Tried also System Image recovery but an error appeared saying " Windows cannot find a system image on this computer...."

Then the last option was to chose the Command Prompt, I typed "Dir C:" to check if the partition C: was there but it listed the partition which had 1GB space (E:).
It ... Read more

A:Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Anyone please

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Last night, my computer worked perfectly normal and smooth. However, when I wake up in the morning and turn on my computer I get this message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". It just stucks there with the message and not able to continue. So I put in my Windows 7 CD, and now I'm forced to reinstall my Windows. I don't mind losing my data, but as I click Install Windows, it would not install because it cannot detect a Disk to install on. I click refresh and load driver, but no luck. It seems like my Hard Drive is dead or something. The only drive I could locate is my CD-Rom drive, but no hard drive to install. Then I was told to go to BIOs Setup by hitting F1,F2, Delete, F10 or w/e keys when my computer first booted. I went in there, but I don't know how to check if Hard Drive is recognized or not. I really want to make sure which exact part of my computer is broken so I don't waste money buying new parts that is still working. The problem is I'm stuck at the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". Nothing i tried can continue, not even safe mode. So, what is wrong?


A:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. Help!

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Well first of all My names Kyle And this is my first post here ive red up on the other posts similar to mine ive changed my bios ive tried unhooking and hooking stuff back in but the main resaon there not helping me is that im pretty much "hardware illiterate" cuz i really know nothing about hardware im decent with software. so plz explain what it looks like or where it is thx alot

A:Disk boot failure.please insert system disk and press enter

Ok I dont wanna sound patronising but !! have you left a floppy in the floppy drive?

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This has been driving me crazy for the past 9 hours. It all started by me trying to put a new cd/dvd reader/writer drive. I am 99% positive that the new drive has nothing to do with this problem however. Along with installing the new drive, I replaced the flat IDE cables that came with the computer with the newer type of cables that are in stores these days, the round ones that are supposed to "conserve space" When I started up the computer I got a black screen with this message:
Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter
I realize i'm not the first person with this problem as I have been researching online for the past hour, however I have tried everything, unhooking everything from the motherboard plugging it back in, changing boot priority settings in bios, swapping hard drives, completely taking out all the drives or each drive once at a time. I created a startup disk and put it in there when the error message comes up and press enter, and then the floppy disk drive makes some noise and gives me this message: Starting... A:\> A:\>
and nothing happens after that. The only thing that is of concern to me is that I think when I first started up the comp after installing the new cd/dvd drie, the cable connecting the motherboard to the floppy disk drive was not all the way in the motherboard, i goofed. I hope something can be done, cause the computer isn't even mine, it belongs to a girl that i'm trying to talk to which makes matters... Read more

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

ok.. that sounds like (most likely that is) that the floppy drive either died or connected teh wrong way around (they have a notch on the connector saying which way tehy go up/down but with floppy ones you may need to watch out that one of the pin holes is reversed i think).. or something is in one of those drives..

take em out and check for pin damage on the mobo and device as well as on the ide cables.

clear cmos so we can get it back to defaults and eliminate mobo, there is a variety of ways to do this, each dependant on what mobo you're using so just search this forum on how to reset the cmos.. and boot up.

then if that fails try this setup first, everything else disconected
1. with old ribbon type cable

2. again with teh new round ones

if you can get windows loaded then proceed..

3. add the floppy but using the old ribbon

4. new cable "--"

if it is the floppy, double chek with hooking up another one that knows it works, any cable..

5. old + optical drive 1 etc. etc.. you get the pattern

sorry if i repeated anything you said before, but clearing the cmos may produce some sort of fix, and step by step elimination i can work with easyer

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Hello guys!

I've problem with my PC. 2 days before this problem happened,I send my PC to computer shop to be formatted. 2 days after being formatted,there's something wrong with the PC when BIOS startup screen showing a statement : 'Primary master drive fails'. Below this statement there was an option,either press F1 to CONTINUE or DEL to enter setup.so i press F1. Then come out another warning : 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. Please help me,I don't know what to do.

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i wanted to get two computers gaming on the internet at the same time but found that one of the computers (comp 1) did not have free space to install the game. my other computer (comp 2) has more space than it knows what to do with and already has the game installed on it. both computers worked perfectly. then i decided to see if i could take a hard drive from (comp 2) and install it in (comp 1). this worked for (comp 1) but when i tried to boot (comp 2) it stopped at verifing dmi pool data... disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. After putting stuff back the way it was and restarting several times only to repetedly get this same message it finally got windows to boot up.
then i attempted to retry what i had done before but now windows is not booting and it is reading off the same error message.

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So a few days ago, I was using my computer that I have had for a little over a year normally. I then put the computer into sleep mode as I always do. When I came to use the computer again, I attempted to wake it up only to find it shut itself down immediately. I waited a minute and then tried to boot up the computer but the computer hung at the first screen that stated my motherboard type and gave me the option to enter the BIOS. I attempted to enter the BIOS to no avail, it seemed as if my keyboard wasn't working. But it hung indefinitely at this screen for about 15 minutes before I shut it off. Retrying this several times advanced me past this screen to a blank screen with a command line that said "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." I inserted the Windows Vista recovery disk that I had received with my computer from the seller when I bought it and pressed enter but the line simply repeated itself. This also ruled out that my keyboard wasn't working, because obviously it would have to be to allow me to press enter. So further restarts allowed me to enter the BIOS once or twice every 15 or 20 restarts but unfortunately, it froze while using the BIOS to change the boot configurations. I attempted to disconnect and reconnect the hard drives, making sure that they were connected properly. I also removed all USB devices or external hard drives aside from the keyboard to make sure nothing was interfering to no avail. Usually it freezes at... Read more

A:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Try clearing the CMOS and see if that lets you enter the bios setup menu to set it to defaults. Then, migrate to the Boot ARea of the bios (if you can get in to the bios) and make sure the boot order is set to:

CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd (if any)
Hard Drive - 3rd (boot drive)

Then, migrate on down to the HARD DRIVE PRIORITY and set the drive you want to boot from as FIRST in this area.

Save and exit. Report back with findings.

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Okay every time i start my pc i get this error. I insert my gigabyte system cd with gives me option to backup or reboot.
Back up = error dont have enough hard disk space
reboot = nothing the same error as in the title

I ask you to answer me this quickly because i need my pc badly at this time.
I would like to get it solved very soon but its your decision.

A:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

if it happens that you are prompted by the following error message "DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER", "No system disk", it means that the computer did not find the operating system to start (boot).

A diskette or CD has remained in the drive

Check out if any diskettes, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM are present in respective drives, remove them and restart your computer

The boot sequence is incorrect BIOS

Enter the BIOS setup of your computer and edit the boot (boot sequence) so that the computer starts primarily on drive C:

A new hard drive was installed

In the case that a new hard drive has been installed, this message is quite normal.
Just insert the correct CD to install the system (usually Windows), then restart, while making sure the CD-ROM is first in the defined in the BIOS setup as first boot sequence.

The hard drive is unplugged

Open the system unit and check that power cable of the hard drive is properly connected.

Corrupted system files

It may happens that some system files needed to boot the computer have been deleted /damaged or that the boot sector of the disc is damaged.

To determine this, start the computer with a system disk or CD-ROM installation of Windows (via the Recovery Console), and once started, type Dir C: to check if the contents of drive C: are accessible. If its ok then the problem comes from missing or damaged files, then you just have to run the command:
fdisk /mbr
sys c:

Note that b... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion 500 and recently got this error message. Of course I don't have any of the original software to go with it. I have a XP reinstallation CD but got another error message that indicates this is NOT the disk that came with it. Any other options other than getting a new XP suite?

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Today while i was watching a video on my computer, it suddendly crashed and showed me a blue screen. I immideately pressed the restart button and as i was waiting for the pc to boot i got this message: "Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter". I have had this blue screen multiple times in the past but it is the first time i get this message...

It has started to get on my nerves, having in mind that i've been trying to find a solution for about 3 hours now..

Thanks in advance..

A:Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter

- check the boot order in your bios
- try running repair with operating system CD
- with all the BSODs, you will either have to diagnose those or do a clean install.
- you could go to c:/windows/minidump -> zip your dmp files -> and upload to this site using the paperclip

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I've been having this error even after reformatting and reinstalling Windows 7 on my desktop. I've done reformatting / reinstalling Windows 7 several times, yet the problem still occurs. I'm thinking of my HDD as being corrupted or messed up. The problem occurred after I accidentally hit the CPU when I was stretching my foot. The screen froze after that. Upon rebooting it, 'Disk boot failure, Insert system disk and press enter' occurs. After I entered the DVD installer of Windows 7, the screen just hangs. How can this be fixed?

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hello..how many times you're already reinstall the OS??
i ever seems same issue on my office. the first is run well.but can't hold out until 3 days. so i tried reinstalled again and still got same issue. after that. i try to change the hdd. and is run well, cause hdd is have bad sectors and can't be kept the files anymore.

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I am getting the following message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" when first time I am starting my system. When I am restarting this then it is ok and no hitch at all. The system is working very much fine. But every first time it shows the message.
I am running WinXP SP3
AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte 880GM Mobo
500GB Seagate HDD 7200.12
550W Corsair SMPS

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So then , no one has got the answer....

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"disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"
whenever i start my PC i get this message. I have tried booting my xp cd with no luck, i also tried running my linux live disk, with the same problem. My first thought was the boot menu. I checked and it is set at 1) cd-rom 2)HDD. I then went to set my master drive and it said none, when i entered that menu i selected automatic selection. Under master drive it said i had 0MB capacity. It seems to me that my HHD is not been recognized. ANy thoughts or suggestions??

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Hi everyone, I am having problems with a troublesome drive and am hoping you will be able to help me with my problem.

I have a 60GB Seagate HDD running Windows XP, which when connected as the Master Drive will no longer boot Windows. Instead I get an error screen reading "Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter."

The drive is recognised by the BIOS approximately 1/4 of the time I have it plugged in. I have attempted to run the drive as a slave to my current HD on the same motherboard which I am running at the moment to no avail. I have tried using the program "GetDataBack for NTFS" which failed to recognise the drive.

Recently, I switched the drive to a new computer and connected it as the master drive and attempted to boot the drive. I recieved no error message and the screen just hung with a blinking cursor.

I have attempted to boot the computer with a Windows 98 boot disk. On the times the drive is not recognised by the BIOS, the boot disk works, however on the times it is recognized, the boot disk will not boot and I am left with the same flashing cursor. I have the Floppy Drive set to boot first.

The drive doesnt appear to have any mechanical problems. The drive is spinning as normal and does not vibrate or make any sounds apart from the usual hum. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be my problem?


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Yesh I kno its been talked about before but I read a few of them and it didnt help me so here goes.

I am running Windows XP Professional and it came up with that message when i turned on the computer.

In my bios it is set up to CD is first boot and HDD is second I dont have a floppy drive and only 1 hardrive...

K I do not have the original windows xp pro installation cd, but I do have a full unused version of windows xp home edition installation cd and I put that in and booted off of that it started loading up like its supposed to then I got to the screen that said to start installing windows xp press enter so i did that then it went to the agreement thing and said press f8 to aggree to these terms i did that and it braught up a new screen saying

Windows XP Home Edition Setup

The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.

*To set up Windows XP on the selected item, Press ENTER.
*To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, Press C.
*To delete the selected partition, Press D.

(then in this box is says)

Unknown Disk
<There is no kisk in this drive.>

and at the bottom in white it says

Enter=Install D=Delete Partition F3=Quit

Now no matter what button in this screen I press I end up in the Blue *STOP* screen

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Ok so I recently built myself from a barebones system a very nice PC:
AMD Athlon64 3500 2.2ghz
MSI K8N Platinum Motherboard
MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT Graphics Card
1 1Gb Ram stick
10x24x40 TDK CD-RW Rom
Western Digital 160gb SATA Hard Drive
Windows XP Professional

This configuration worked wonderfully even after I added an old IDE Westeren Digital 40gig Hard drive which had win98 on it.

I started getting problems after I added some more stuff to it
1 512mb Ram Stick
Maxtor 120gig IDE Hard Drive (with WinXP Home on it... brothers old computer hard drive)
Floppy Drive

The error I started getting came after the "Verifying DMI Pool...."
then I get "boot from cd..."
"Disk Boot Error, please insert system disk and press enter"

I've tried everything i can think of... i've tried every single combination of CD Drives and Hard Drives (Including putting it back to the orriginal configuration)

I've tried using new IDE cables, making sure everything is plugged in correctly and such.

I've even reformatted the main hard drive and reinstalled WinXP Pro (which worked... til this morning when the same problems started over again). I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it, if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it

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see if the device manager is clean
remove the added hardware [ i see you said you went to original config]
the 512 ram first

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