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  • Question

  • Hi All,


    Thanks for taking the time to read my post.


    I tried starting my one of my computers today which has Vista Home Premium. Unfortunately i dont get to far. Below is as far as i get.


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

    Boot from CD:

    Boot from CD:



    So i insert the system disk and press enter, but nothing happens. Not sure if this is because my keyboard is a usb one or not.


    Would really appreciate some help or advice as to how i can solve my probelms.




    Xavier Green

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 4:23 AM


  • Hi Xavier,

    The issue of disk boot failure could be caused by any of the below possibilities.


    1. Boot options are not set properly in BIOS

    2. Non bootable Hard Disk in computer 

    3. The bootable disk has been infected by virus

    So here are some general solution for you:


    1. Set the proper boot option in BIOS


    When the computer is booting, a message similar to the below example how to enter BIOS setup.


    Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup


    And below is an example of how we recommend the boot options be set.


      1. Floppy drive
      2. CD-ROM drive
      3. Hard Drive
      4. Other / Network


    You can also try to load the default BIOS settings, which may resolve this issue.


    2. Verify that no CD, CD-R, DVD, or other disc is in the computer possibly causing the computer to attempt to boot from that disc.


    3. Try to connect your hard disk to other computers to verify if it is able to be read. If it cannot be recognized, maybe you should contact you hardware vendor for help.


    Hope it helps.



    Yog Li

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Friday, January 4, 2008 6:42 AM