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DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK..

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April 17, 2012 6:26:35 PM

Hi Guys,

I've received my new PC from Aria and all is well until i get around to actually turning it on and putting in the OS Disk.

I'm getting the message:

Loading Operating System...
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


When i go into - what i assume is - BIOS it says boot from CD ROM first, HD Drive second etc.
I'm not sure if it can/cannot see my harddrive but i've opened it up and i cant see any loose wires...


I'm not too familiar with computers work so if someone could explain to me what's wrong and how to fix it, i'd be very grateful.

Any help?

Cheers.
April 17, 2012 6:59:12 PM

DISK BOOT FAILURE means that the disc you have in the optical drive is a bootable disc, but it does not contain an operating system, or the disc is deffective.

April 17, 2012 7:17:05 PM

The disc is fine, i tested it in my laptop.

Could it perhaps be the DVD Drive - how can test to check if it is?
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April 17, 2012 8:55:00 PM

It could be that the cable came loose in transportation. Did you just try unplugging and replugging in the hard drive?
April 20, 2012 1:03:22 AM

john_macg said:
The disc is fine, i tested it in my laptop.

Could it perhaps be the DVD Drive - how can test to check if it is?


Generally, if any disc works, it's safe to assume the drive is fine too. Have you tried using other discs in the drive in question? If you have, and other discs work, please list all components of your system build. Provide as much part information as you can, such as:

make and model, interface (IDE or SATA), etc. Also please tell us why you're trying to load the os disc (did the system not come with an OS installed?). There could be a compatibility issue here.
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