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October 2, 2012 6:05:37 PM

Hey, so i hav an old pc,
E6600 intel 2.66ghz
2gb DDR2 ram
Onboard graphics
200gb ide hdd

So Ubuntu live cd works, and sees the hard drive fine, but whenever i install any operating system (Windows included)
It just says the dreaded "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
The boot orders all good and i have tried another ide hard drive with the same problem.
What could be wrong? Motherboards hardware problem?
October 3, 2012 5:46:05 PM

Maybe bad connection, try changing the Cable if that dosent help then my friend you have a defective ide slot in your motherboard. Its really Old so you really cant blame it. It happens.
October 4, 2012 4:29:38 PM

The dvd drive is ide and is running on the same cable so it can't be either of them.
And yeah i know its old, but 2.66ghz dual-cores not bad (outside of gaming).

Just one of those things i can't bring myself to throw away
(even more so when there's such a stupid thing in the way of it working lmao)

its a realy strange problem, live cd linux can access the drive perfectly fine
October 4, 2012 6:47:28 PM

I just tried my main pc's sata hard drive in it, it booted into windows but bluescreened b4 it got to desktop (probably cos it wasn't a fresh install?)

Im not messing about installing a fresh copy into a harddrive for testing as i need it for my main pc.

i have an ide to sata adapter but it seams to only work on ide dvd drives.......

Would getting a sata hard drive solve all the problems?

As linux live cd works good (not exactly a solution)
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