disk boot failure

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by donte2006, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. donte2006

    donte2006 OSNN Addict

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    ok what does it mean when your computer says disk boot failure?
    i mean mi computer was until i unpluged ipod before it finished syncing , now every time i turn it on it says "disk boot failure". then it tells me put in system disk but i lost err some threw them away by mistake. so like what can i do?:suprised:
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    usually it means you have a floppy disk in your floppy drive. At least thats what it meant when mine told me that last weekend :p

    if you have no usb, CD or floppy disks in drives you'll need to find your OS install disk and have it repair the boot files. Otherwise remove all removable/portable media (USB drives, CD's, DVD's, floppy disks, memory sticks, etc and try again.
     
  3. donte2006

    donte2006 OSNN Addict

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    but where would i get extra os disks Compaq?
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    If you bought your PC from HP Compaq give them a call and ask for replacement install media :)
     
  5. donte2006

    donte2006 OSNN Addict

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    Thanks a bunch!!:nervous:
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    just make sure the drive boot order has not been changed in the bios - that happens on one of my pcs if i leave a usb stick in there - tried to boot from that first