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  • Hey Can anyone help ..

    Whenever I start up my computer It automatically comes up with Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter. But im only young and I dont know what the System Disk is. And i am Really Annoyed. Can You help me.

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 7:08 AM

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  • Dear Phiggles

    First you Check in your BIOS  setting Boot Sequence is Hard Disk if not Change to Hard disk. Also Check Your Hard Disk is Working Condition.

    Then if you Not Loaded Operating System insert the bootable Operating disk   (Vista , Win 7,) Install the Operating System to your hard Disk.

    also i will give some links go through it.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/264240-31-disk-boot-failure-insert-system-disk-press-enter

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/disk-boot-failureinsert-system-disk-and-press/0f20b8af-5d15-4f67-8831-51c546367043

    or

    f you have a Windows Vista installation disc, you need to restart (reboot) your computer using the installation disc. If you do not restart your computer from the disc, the option to repair your computer will not appear.

    If you have a Windows installation disc:

       
     
    1.

    Insert the installation disc.

    2.

    Restart your computer.

    Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

    3.

    If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

    Note: If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings.
    4.

    Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

    5.

    Click Repair your computer.

    6.

    Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

    7.

    On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem and, if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.

    Thank you  

    Don't forget To mark as answer.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:13 AM
  • Phiggles

    It means there is an issue with the HD and it is asking for you to use the operating system (vista, win 7, etc) to boot from.  If you can boot either normally or in safe mode (F8), I would run chkdsk to check the HD

    A- CHKDSK /R /F:

    Chkdsk disclaimer: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found  when chkdsk tries to repair that sector  any data available on that sector might be lost.


    Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

    Do this for each hard drive on your system.

    When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

    Then reboot and let the test run.

    It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/guide-to-using-check-disk-in-windows-vista/


     See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.


    B- Elevated Command Prompt:

    Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

    At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


    C-CHKDSK LogFile:

    Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter

    Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.

    Double click on the Source column header.

    Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).

    Copy/paste the results into your next post.


    MS-MVP 2010, 2011, 2012 Sysnative.com Team ZigZag

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:37 AM
    Moderator

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  • Dear Phiggles

    First you Check in your BIOS  setting Boot Sequence is Hard Disk if not Change to Hard disk. Also Check Your Hard Disk is Working Condition.

    Then if you Not Loaded Operating System insert the bootable Operating disk   (Vista , Win 7,) Install the Operating System to your hard Disk.

    also i will give some links go through it.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/264240-31-disk-boot-failure-insert-system-disk-press-enter

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/disk-boot-failureinsert-system-disk-and-press/0f20b8af-5d15-4f67-8831-51c546367043

    or

    f you have a Windows Vista installation disc, you need to restart (reboot) your computer using the installation disc. If you do not restart your computer from the disc, the option to repair your computer will not appear.

    If you have a Windows installation disc:

       
     
    1.

    Insert the installation disc.

    2.

    Restart your computer.

    Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.

    3.

    If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

    Note: If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings.
    4.

    Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

    5.

    Click Repair your computer.

    6.

    Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

    7.

    On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem and, if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.

    Thank you  

    Don't forget To mark as answer.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:13 AM
  • Phiggles

    It means there is an issue with the HD and it is asking for you to use the operating system (vista, win 7, etc) to boot from.  If you can boot either normally or in safe mode (F8), I would run chkdsk to check the HD

    A- CHKDSK /R /F:

    Chkdsk disclaimer: While performing chkdsk on the hard drive if any bad sectors are found  when chkdsk tries to repair that sector  any data available on that sector might be lost.


    Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

    Do this for each hard drive on your system.

    When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

    Then reboot and let the test run.

    It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/guide-to-using-check-disk-in-windows-vista/


     See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.


    B- Elevated Command Prompt:

    Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

    At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


    C-CHKDSK LogFile:

    Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter

    Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.

    Double click on the Source column header.

    Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).

    Copy/paste the results into your next post.


    MS-MVP 2010, 2011, 2012 Sysnative.com Team ZigZag

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:37 AM
    Moderator