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July 14, 2007 1:51:00 AM

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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July 14, 2007 2:57:21 AM

The boot disc would be the disc with your OS, not your driver disc that came with the motherboard.
July 14, 2007 3:03:12 AM

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.
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July 14, 2007 5:05:28 AM

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.
July 14, 2007 9:00:18 PM

Check, reseat HD data cable, you may have dislodged it while fitting memory!

Mike.
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July 14, 2007 11:59:43 PM

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.
July 15, 2007 12:47:05 AM

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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