Disk Boot Failure

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Huang618, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. Huang618

    Huang618 Guest

    can some help me figure out how to fix my problem?
    when i bootup i received an error message saying "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" then it'll boot from cd-rom into windows, i tried to fix it by clearing the cmos via jumper, and copied the ntldr and ntdetect from the xp cd into my C: and it still didn't work, PLEASE HELP!!! thanks
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I notice you have the Abit KG7-Raid. Is your hard drive hooked up to the raid, and is it set to boot to the raid controller in your bios?
     
  3. Huang618

    Huang618 Guest

    no i am not using the raid function, my hd is connect to IDE1 and cd/cdr to IDE2
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Is your bios post picking up the drive correctly, and is your bios set to boot to the 'hdd0' (I think that's the bios name)?
     
  5. Huang618

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    yes my bios is detecting everything fine, and my first boot device is set to HDD0. i didn't mess with my bios at all, and i didn't mess with any software on my comp, i was switching the HD from one bay to another, and when i booted again, the error popped up. i put everything back to it's original positions and its still not fixed, i am SO FRUSTRATED. thanks for your posts dude
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Check the IDE connector on the mother board where the ribbon cable goes into it ( but this is only if you unpluged it when you were switching bays). I put together an AMD K6 II system about 4 months back and I bent one of the little pins, Broke it when I tried to straighten. Had to desolder an older board and solder pin into the broken pin board. That was not fun.
     
  7. dejav00

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    Ok, if it never works when you boot up, it could be that you damaged the drive somehow when you moved it by exposing it to magnetism etc. If this is the case, use a win98 boot disk, run chkdsk. exe and scandisk.exe from the disk, if there are errors,try telling it to fix them. Then try to boot, if that doesn't work, re-format and re-install.
     
  8. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    My moneys on the cable, maybe you pulled on it a little hard when you moved the drive. Try a new one :)
     
  9. dejav00

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    Bytes back=easy way out lazy slacker

    gj bytes...sounds pretty good...i woulda bought a new HDD before I tought of that.
     
  10. Lonman

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    Re-reading your original post. You may have hosed your drive's ability to boot by manually copying the ntdlr file over to it. I think it has to be placed in just the right spot and to do that you need to use something like the 'fixboot' command from the recovery console. Here's an article on how to use the recovery console and a listing of the commands:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307654#3
     
  11. Bytes Back

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    Lonman, you could well be right, I had terrible trouble with drive image because it would not put the files in the place.

    Gold star to that man please :D
     
  12. Huang618

    Huang618 Guest

    thanks a lot you guys, for all your help, i just got home from class, and i am gonna check the cable and see if it's the cable is broken, i'll let you guys know as soon as i find out, thanks again
     
  13. Huang618

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    YEEEHAW, you guys are great, thanks for all your help/suggestions, Gonaads you are my hero, you were right on the money, i swapped the cable with a new one, and the system is back to normal, you've saved me a lot of time and energy, i got my back up HD out and was ready to back up the files and reformat it, thanks to you guys i can use that time to play games, yippie, imagine if i reformated my HD and i still got the same error, i woulda kicked my own ass, but thanks a lot you guys, all of you are my heros, Yeehaw!!!
     
  14. dejav00

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    Huang...it was Bytes that suggested the new cable.
     
  15. Huang618

    Huang618 Guest

    ooopsies, my bad, i was too happy, got it messed up, sorry bytes you are my saviour, thank you.
    and the rest of you guys are my heros, thank you all. you guys rule

    YEeeehaw
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    fffffffffffffffff (Inflating ego sound)...
    hissssssssssssssssssssss (deflating ego sound)... :p hey, as long as you fixed it and especially since you did it yourself. (with alittle help from your freinds :D) Hey Bytes "bite me". he he he he
     
  17. Bytes Back

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    Bite Gonaads !!!! :eek:
     
  18. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    :p he he he he he :D
    Good Morning