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Ryujin Aug 11, 2006, 05:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Here's the story:

I got my new chassis, memory, cooler (fan/heatsink for CPU), memory heatsink, and thermal paste...

Since I got these, that means that I have to move my CD drive, hard drive and motherboard over to the new case . When I finished putting all the new ones altogether (and figured out where some odd wires went...blegh) I booted up my computer just to be greeted with a "Disk boot failure.please insert system disk and press enter" Well I wasn't freaked out...yet, I boot up windows with my Windows XP Home Edition SP2 CD and wanted to repair to see if it would work. It didn't, then I tried to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows XP...Guess what? It didn't work...Then I had to go down to my last choice...Reformat...that's everyone's favorite process right? And did it work? No... Now I'm stuck with booting from the CD until my brother takes it to college...(which means I have to make a copy of the CD, WHICH MEANS I DON'T WANT TO!)

And so I came here to ask for help...and the chassis I'm using is a NXZT Apollo Silver, which wouldn't be that of a useful information, but I know this is: Hard disk is a Samsung 120gb Spinpoint...err forgot *will edit*


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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
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Adam Kolak Aug 11, 2006, 05:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Disk Boot Failure..." AGHH
Is your hard drive set as master?, also set it as first boot device in BIOS.

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Ryujin Aug 11, 2006, 06:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Disk Boot Failure..." AGHH
Yes and it is =)

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x
Mat Nairb Aug 11, 2006, 11:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Disk Boot Failure..." AGHH
I was looking on the Samsung website and the spinpoint drives uses ultra ATA 100 interfaces. Could it be that you accidently swapped the IDE cables when reconnecting everything? And now the hard drive is connected with the slower IDE cable that should be used by your CD?

BoT Aug 12, 2006, 01:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Disk Boot Failure..." AGHH
i would try "fixmbr". you can get to it by selecting the first repair option during setup. it will get you to command prompt, from there you can enter "help" and it will show you avail commands.

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Ryujin Aug 12, 2006, 12:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: "Disk Boot Failure..." AGHH
Ok for some odd reason it worked all of the sudden yesterday when I swapped to an older hard disk to test it if it was the HD or something else. Really odd actually...thanks for all your help =)

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MSI K9N4 Ultra-F Socket AM2
Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 (65W)
120gb harddrive @ 7200 rpm
1024mb PC5300 DDR2-mushkin Enhanced Performance
HIS Hightech ATI Radeon x1600xt 128mb PCI-E16x

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