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

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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.

Thanx,

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?

Thanks,
Chaps2013

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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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Hiya

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

then

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

eddie
 

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

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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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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".

Thanks.
 

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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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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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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,

Allen

[email protected]
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hello everybody here at B.C

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

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

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

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

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Hi 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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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:

DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.

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

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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

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Originally Posted by Greerere


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

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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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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.

Thanks,

Kyle

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!

CK_WD

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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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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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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?
 

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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
20 GB WESTERN DIGITAL HARD DRIVE.

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

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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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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 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.

SPECS:
Older Hp-Pavilion 760n
WinXP
 

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hi, i'm new here, this is the message i am now getting on my computer which is a hp pavilion 733n with windows xp home. please help me!
joe

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

oh yeah, it tries to read the floppy drive then says there is disk boot failure. how can i get it to not try to boot from the floppy drive?

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ok, i wanted to change the grapichs card, on my moms computer. but it didnt fit so i put the grapichs card back, then whenever i try to start the computer i get this disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter my mom got all her work on the computer and the harddisk is brand new.

what to do? shes really pissed of at me :(

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

Hold on !!! Reconnect all bus cables and power cables for all IDE drives. Go to ur cmos settings and check if all the drives have been recognised. Plzz state what type of system ur using ie: Branded and Assembled

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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?

Thanks.
 

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Hi there,

I have windows xp, and my system is like 3 years old. I was using my computer like normal, and I had 3 or 4 programs going, then suddenly my computer just got overwhelmed I guess and it shut off. I didn't push any buttons and waited to see what it was doing, and it acted like it was restarting. When it restarted, I got a "HP Invent" blue screen, and then a black screen that read "Disk Boot Failure insert system disk and press enter".

I put in a start-up disk that I had made when I first got the computer, and it got me to an a: drive, then i typed in c: and then "dir" because I read on another forum that that's what I should do.

Here's what is in the "dir" list
FOLDER HTT
GRAPH
GRAPH16
NTFS
SVGA
WARNING BMP
BLOCK RIN
MASTER LOG
WIN51 (4 times)
WIN51IC (4 times)
WIN51IP (3 times)
WINBOM INI
24NAHE~1 TXT

I didn't get any cd's with this computer. It's an HP Pavilion 513n, and I called HP and they said they could help me for $40 for a 2-week warranty or $99 for a one-year warranty. If you guys help me, I will donate $20.

Thanks,

AnnieLSU
 

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There was a power outage at my house yesterday while I was away. When I came home my computer screen was black and displayed the message: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter.

Here is what I have done thus far:
I tried rebooting but the message persisted (after going through the initial information about IDE stuff).
I went into the bios to see if my hard drive was dead, but the bios still recognized it and my secondary hard drive.
I also tried to boot from a Window XP cd and repair Windows on my master drive, but the error message came up regardless of the cd drive I used (I have a CD drive and a CDRW/DVD drive). In both instances where I had the CD in one of the two CD drives, the CD was spinning (and presumably being read) but I could never get the computer to boot off of it. (Note: I tried both CD drives, because my bios is set to boot off CD first, although I don't know which CD drive it actually looks at first.)
I opened up my computer and made sure that all of the connections were secure and fit.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to what is going on?

Thanks for your time.
 

A:What is the cause of this: boot disk error, insert system disk and press enter

Try this:

Shut down all power to your PC by unplugging everything. Let it set for a minute or two, plug the power back in and try booting.

I know it sounds strange but it worked for me when I had a similar problem.
 

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Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.

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

Originally Posted by Mikey Foz


Hello all,

I hope someone can help me further as I've pretty much exhausted all my knowledge and ideas I've managed to google up.

I awoke one morning to the dreaded BSOD, reboted the computer only to get the title message of 'Boot disk failure'.

I tried a repair of mbr to no avail, when I go into the command prompt option I can not enter c:\, only my other HDDs, I have disconected all other drives and still have the same issues.

I checked the BIOS, the settings are CD ROM then my primary HDD, the bios registers the HDD as being present so it must be getting ower and connectivity to the motherboard has been checked and re-checked.

The one thing I have not doen and am loathed to do is see if my system can find the disk for a reformat and re-install. is this my only option left or is this not possible either due to a screwed HDD? If it's my only hope then I'll try this before arranging an RMA with Western Digital.

I look forward to your assistance.



Hate to say it but it sounds like a dead HD. It cant hurt to try and format it but I suspect that will also fail.

Ken

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I was trying to plug in headphones and accidentally disconnected my sound card, during which my windows explorer started to unexpectedly shut down. I restarted the computer
right after it had re-loaded and was not able to load back up after it shut down.

It gave me the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. I did that and it goes to "Loading Files from Windows", completes it and then goes to the boot screen where Windows is suppose to load up. The bar cycles through 7 times and then freezes for several minutes before going to the BSOD. I don't seem to ever get the option to go to the Windows Repair Console and I'm not sure at which step I'd be prompted to do so, I've tried every option given and none of them will take me to it.

I've tried loading in safe mode but it doesn't do anything different, tried boot logging but I'm not sure where I'd go to see the result. I also tried loading windows using my system disk and system disk I downloaded off the web on an external cdrom, same problem. Does anyone have any possible solutions for me?

Thank you.

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No help?

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When I turn on my PC I get the following error message:
"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"
I have a Maxtor 4d080h4 hard drive.
When I tried to run my Windows XP setup CD I'd get the following error message:
"Setup cannot access this disk"

Yesterday I browsed the web for this error message and it was recommended to download Active KillDisk and format the drive, so I did so. The hard drive was recognized and it started the formatting process. It got stuck at 96%, and now my hard drive is making clicking noises.

Now when I turn on my computer I still get the error, "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter." Now when I run my Windows XP setup CD I get the blue screen error, "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."

I downloaded the Maxtor PowerMax utility. I cannot perform any diagnostics because it tells me that "No device was found."

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
 

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

Buy a new drive or return it under warranty. The drive is a lost cause... it's trashed.



"now my hard drive is making clicking noises."Click to expand...

That's the head clicking as it seeks back and forth, which is commonly referred to as the "Click of Death". Basically, that is the drive attempting to read over and over, but being unable to. There is no way to repair it. Freezing it in a ziploc bag might get you 20 minutes or so, but since you formatted it, I'm assuming there is no data to recover.
 

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Hi there.

I've had this computer for about 8 months now and everythings been smoothe, last night i put a movie on to a usb stick and shut it down like every other night. i come home from work the next day and i get the black screen with that writting, i put the windows cd in and it acts like a whole new installation as if i have lost windows? So i didnt do it as id like to keep all my files but have they already been lost? any help would be good. i've changed the boot order and even plugged my hard drive into my 2nd pc and still the same.

any help would be appreciated thanks

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

this might sound silly, but, have you removed the usb stick from it's slot?, the computer may be trying to boot from there!

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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 ............
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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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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
psu+cpu+mobo+hdd+ram+vid/sound.

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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I have a rebuilt desktop computer that has a Maxtor HD and a secondary HD that I installed in it immediately after purchase. It has been running fine ever since I purchased it. Although I have internet on it, the primary function of this computer is to store information off my surveillance my cameras around my home. Although the cameras don't run 24/7, I do not shut the computer off and it is on continuously.

When I walked in last night to review the footage of that day, I was greeted with the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message. Needless to say I was shocked by the message and even more surprised when I realized that I didn't have the boot disk cd.

Nothing has been installed or taken off since the first installation. The internet is on only when someone powers up the hot spot wireless device. As I am the only one that has access to the computer, I can imagine it having a virus because I don't surf on it. Very seldom do I use the internet.

My OS is Vista and the Maxtor is a 40GB HD while the secondary is 80GB HD.

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem?
 

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

That Maxtor 40GB must be over 5 years old, right? If so, you will need to replace it. They don't last forever. One thing, is the clock and time correct?
 

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home built computer, no OS yet, trying to load Vista home premium and get above message, trying to load from a Super Write master DVD. Maybe I should install a plain old CDROM and try again, Have about 5 hours of messing around and 0 results. i get into setup all right . MOBO Asus M2N-E, AMD dual core processor, plenty of memory. I'm stumped this is to much for my 71 year old brain.
 

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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 :
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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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Title says everything.

So I inserted my System Disk (Installation Disk), that i bought from HP.com $15.00
It worked many times, This time when i placed it in it said something about not having C++ or Whatever it is call. So it won't run.

What other method is there, because I do not have enough money to purchase a new one!

-Superkid, With many thanks!

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Hi, i have a Compaq Presario CQ5011UK Desktop PC and its about 2 years old.

In terms of PC specifications, i have not changed anything or added any new hardware to the computer such as graphic cards or anything. However about a couple months back when i started to turn the computer on, after the first 'Compaq' logo loading screen comes up, it goes to the blank black page with the 'Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter' message displayed on the screen.
From researching on the computer i found that this may be to do with a broken hard drive, though when that message comes up, and then i switch it back off and on again, it'll work. And when it does work, the hard drive is fine and everything's like normal. Thongh sometimes i have to turn the comp off and on more than once to get it to work, averagely around 3 times does the trick.
I understand that i can not just keep doing this though, and found http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c00899280_step
From pressing F10, i found that it did not identify my hard drive. Ive followed all instructions from that website in the 'Hard drive is not detected', but the problem still exists.
I was thinking of just doing a system recovery to try and fix the problem, but i would like to find out someone else's opinion who is a lot more knowledgable than me :) thank you very much.

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

Oh and i forgot to add that with that message, the obvious thing would be to insert the system disk (Wisdows Vista OS disk?), but i wasn't supplied with any disks when i bought the computer. So i wanted to find other solutions if possible...

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Hey guys i would like to have help with this windows message: disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

I have went into the Bios and next hard drive it says none....does anyone have any idea on what i can do?

Thank you very much

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

If your system is a desktop, take the side off the case and check the connections to the hard disk, and the connection from the disk to the motherboard. It's amazing how often the connections come loose.

Another possibility-the cables need to be replaced.

It's also possible that your hard drive has died and needs to be replaced.

In BIOS, is it set to automatically detect the hard drive? If not, change it to auto. Make sure to save the change.
While in BIOS, check the boot order. There are two schools of thought here-set your cd drive as first boot device, the hard drive as second. The theory is that you'll be able to boot from a cd if the need arises. The other side says to set your hard drive as the first boot device.

The CMOS battery on the motherboard may need to be replaced. Weird things can happen when the battery dies. And this is the cheapest thing to replace-it's worth a shot.

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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
-Kyle
 

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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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,

Allen

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double post closing this one.
 

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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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have to run master hd as a slave and another hd as a master
What I've done is used old 4 gig Samsung hd and installed XP on it and I can see my master through the 4 gig, i tried chckdsk /r, fixboot c:, fixmbr, tried to upgrade xp through xp disc, yes this is legit xp, but started as pirated one back in 2001 then 2002 paid 139.00 do get a key on the amnesty program and being almost 7 years I've losted key and MS has being giving the run round yea I should kept key on record, and this is my first major issue w/ OS everything has minor issues cause of software issues
I flashed bios to start fresh and see the drive master but can't get past, Please Insert a System Disk and Press Enter maybe y'all can give hand if not thats okay

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