"Boot Disk Failure" on Brand New Install

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Oubadah, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Oubadah

    Oubadah [H]ard|Gawd

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    I just did a clean install of XP x64. I then installed service pack 2, but when it restarted after the install, it gave me the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter" message.

    I've removed all CDs and floppies etc., and checked the BIOS boot priority - everything is fine. Why the hell won't it boot now??
     
  2. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment Stay [H]ard

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    disconnect all drives except your boot drive, save bios reboot?

    you dual booting at all?

    how many drives do you have in your rig?

    do you have 2 of the same drives and possibly selecting the wrong one.
     
  3. Oubadah

    Oubadah [H]ard|Gawd

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    I tried that, but same result.

    No.

    2.

    No, they're completely different.

    I'm gonna reinstall windows to see if it happens again. I hope the drive isn't screwed...
     
  4. pcgeek11

    pcgeek11 n00bie

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    When you reinstall only have the Boot Drive connected, disconnect the second drive and then after reconnect the second disk.
     
  5. ehksohset

    ehksohset [H]Lite

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    +1. I've experienced similar issues when installing windows clean with more than one physical disk present. Reinstalling with ONLY the single drive connected should resolve this problem.