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October 22, 2010 4:54:58 PM

I am not sure if this is the right section but I didn't see any troubleshooting and my system is made of different parts. Sorry if this is incorrect.


My PC has been working fine since I bought it second hand in May 2009. Since June 2009 no components have been changed and the unit hasn't been opened or even moved. Everything from then until now has been fine.

Today though when I loaded up I get this error right after the Bios loads up.

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


So I look for help on good old google and I do the recommended things like unplug/remove everything and put the hard disk as priority 1 in bios load but still it does the same thing.


So I find my Vista 32mb home premium disc and insert it like it starts to load but when it gets to the screen where it says Windows corporation and the disc starts to load with the green bar flashing across i freezes in the same place every time and eventually a blue screen comes up saying


DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I have read speculation about what that means including symantec and graphics card issues but it can't be as I don't have symantec and my graphics card is fine plus nothing has even loaded yet to use it.


Can anyone help me? as I am in a situation now where the two second error has screwed me investigating the first on the disk and there is nothing I can do.

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October 23, 2010 3:21:52 PM

I have found out that the bios is not detecting the hard drive, I have checked the connections and they are fine. Before then they hadn't been touched for over a year.

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