boot disk failure

hello everyone i have an issue with my computer, which is obvious, well i installed a new memory stick and ive tried to reboot with out it the new stick but it says, "boot disk failure, insert system disk" does that mean the windows xp disk or the motherboard disk? i have an asus motherboard
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  1. The boot disc would be the disc with your OS, not your driver disc that came with the motherboard.
  2. It has to do with your HDD. Just go into your BIOS and point towards whatever hard disk you installed your OS on. What probably happened is that your BIOS reset itself to default.
  3. varogus said:
    hello everyone i have an issue with my computer, which is obvious, well i installed a new memory stick and ive tried to reboot with out it the new stick but it says, "boot disk failure, insert system disk" does that mean the windows xp disk or the motherboard disk? i have an asus motherboard



    What's not obvious is what you actually did. So, at a guess, you inserted a new 'stick' of ram, and then rebooted, and got a boot failure, then removed the new ram and still have a boot failure? I hope you have a good recent backup.... Maybe you'll be lucky and a bios reset will fix it, but I'd not get my hopes up.
  4. Check, reseat HD data cable, you may have dislodged it while fitting memory!

    Mike.
  5. Reset the BIOS and make the HDD your 1st boot drive. If you have 2 different drives make sure that drive 1 is your OS.
  6. Like it was stated before, check the connections to you hard drive (both power and IDE/Sata), and then check to see if it shows up in your BIOS. If it does then point to it to boot after floppy and CD/dvd drive. If it doesn't show up then reset your Bios, your mother board manual, or you computer builder can tell you how. This should fix most of the causes.
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