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Insert system disk boot failure

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January 16, 2011 9:17:09 PM

I have reinstalled my pc with three different operating systems and each time I get this message on boot up except when the os installation disk is in the drive. Then it boots fine.

I've also updated the bios and chipset drivers and the error persists.

Is my hdd bad and should I replace it? What else could it be?
a b G Storage
January 16, 2011 11:35:31 PM

You need to be a bit clearer. Does your HDD actually have 3 OS's on it? If that is the case you may need some kind of boot management software to make that work for you. If it has had 3 OS's on it one at a time then it may well be the boot order and HDD priority settings in your BIOS.
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a b G Storage
January 16, 2011 11:41:32 PM

Check the boot order in your BIOS. It may be set to only boot from the CD.
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January 17, 2011 2:30:06 PM

Wamphryi said:
You need to be a bit clearer. Does your HDD actually have 3 OS's on it? If that is the case you may need some kind of boot management software to make that work for you. If it has had 3 OS's on it one at a time then it may well be the boot order and HDD priority settings in your BIOS.


I only have one OS on it. I tried it one OS at a time reformatting each time.

I'm thinking it's a mobo battery issue. It seems to be forgetting how to initially boot the OS, and needs the CD to identify that.

It is not the boot order issue in the BIOS.
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January 24, 2011 11:31:09 AM

Loading defaults in the BIOS fixed it.
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