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Boot Disk Failure MSG could it be Bad Power Supply

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February 12, 2012 2:00:49 PM

Problem: PC had malware virus (a bad one --- seemed to ate up XP Pro Edition). Tried several things, nothing worked. So pulled the Hard Drive (IDE) on this older PC with a gigabyte MB. Anyway slaved the harddrive to a working PC, read and saved some files off the infected harddrive. Then decided it needed to be formatted. Did full format from good PC running XP Home Edition.

With HD formatted and reinstalled on the PC under repair, I get "BOOT FROM CD: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK"

AND sometimes the BIOS Info Screen will stop for a long time (like two minutes) , then it will continue to the second screen which has the listing of the disk order: Drive A Floppy, Drive B None, Pri master Disk: LBA, ATA 100,10005MB, Pri. Slave: Disk: None, Sec. Master Disk: CDROM ATA 33
Sec. Slave DISK: None etc etc,

Then at the bottom ... "Verifying DMI Pool Data ... Update Success
Boot from CD:
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

OK, I insert XP disk.... and hit enter....

Error msg = "Boot from CD : "

I have read all the posts about this error messgae, but nothing seems to address the problem. If I insert any CD in the CD drive (tried several disks and even changed the CD drive (thinking it may be bad)

I tried changing the drive order in the AWARD BIOS, (but no matter what order I set things up - nothing changes and I still get the "Boot from CD" msg which is follwed by the line "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Listen... I even formatted another Hard Drive,gave it a full partition and set it active and the same message comes up and that HD can't see or run take info from the XP Disk either!! What the ????

I changed the RAM with known good memory, I changed the CMOS battery with a new battery, played with setting the BIOS differently, and yet there is no way to get XP to load on to the Hard Drives i have tried ...?? WHAT is going on? COULD IT BE THE POWER SUPPLY? I don't have another one handy to try.

But am going to the shop and have it tested Monday... Any ideas?

Yes this an old system, was working fine until XP got attacked by phoney Virus Protection Malware virus last week.
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February 12, 2012 3:07:45 PM

Congratulations! Hopefully you haven't infected the other hdd.
"Anyway slaved the harddrive to a working PC, read and saved some files off the infected harddrive"
Never seen a virus that couldn't be dealt with in safemode.
Put the drive back in the working pc and run test from the makers website.
Seagate and WDC have very good utilities to determine if the drive is good or not.
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February 12, 2012 5:49:04 PM

davcon said:
Congratulations! Hopefully you haven't infected the other hdd.
"Anyway slaved the harddrive to a working PC, read and saved some files off the infected harddrive"
Never seen a virus that couldn't be dealt with in safemode.
Put the drive back in the working pc and run test from the makers website.
Seagate and WDC have very good utilities to determine if the drive is good or not.



Congratulations? Hmm.. Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not? :sarcastic: 

But FYI ... When the drive was "working" in the PC (which it was pulled out of) I might add "barely working", I did try several things including trying to open the XP OS in SAFE Mode. This virus had even got to corrupting SAFE Mode.

I took the drive out like I said,, and was able to slave it to another working PC, then I FORMATTED the drive thinking I could re-load XP on the drive. When it would not run.... I took the drive and the memory (RAM) to the local computer shop to be tested. The shop guru said the HARD drive TESTED fine and in fact it had a copy of XP on it (probably from me re-loading XP like I said above).

My question on this ordeal is why am I getting the error message "BOOT FROM CD: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT DISK" at boot up... and why when I insert the XP disk, all it does is give the same message ??

I also asked if this could be a POWER SUPPLY issue and I am still seeking these answers.
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February 13, 2012 5:49:48 PM

:wahoo: 

SOLVED! Took power supply to the local PC fixit shop.... Pat tested the PS and it was DOA! Ordered new Power Supply (RE: Cooler Master Elite Power 460RS460-PSAR J3US) $29.99 with free shipping from Amazon will install this .... and will go from there?
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February 13, 2012 11:17:20 PM

Thanks DAVCON. I know you you are here to help. I appreciate all who are here everyday trying to help us out! Richard :) 
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