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Windows 7: Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

30 Jun 2013   #1
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

Hello im unsure where to place this thread. " Disc boot failure, insert system disc and press enter " Is the error i get after i took out an IDE 80GB HDD. The primary boot drive is a OCZ vertex 2 120GB. Somehow my pc will not boot unless the 80GB HDD is in. Im unsure how they are related so could anyone help me out so that i dont need the 80GB HDD to boot up anymore.


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30 Jun 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

When you installed the OCZ drive, it sound like you had the 80gb HD connected. So the boot up files got written to the 80 gb HD. Do you have a Win7 install DVD ? If so run startup repair 3 times in a row with the 80gb disconnected.
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30 Jun 2013   #3
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I will try!~ Thanks for the quick response!
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30 Jun 2013   #4
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

is it normal for it now to take a long time to detect IDE channels? EDIT After the 3rd repair and a restart its seems stuck at "verifying DMI pool data" EDIT2: It managed to continue and threw the whole disc boot failure error. What do i do now?
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02 Jul 2013   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Disconnect every drive except the OCZ. Boot into the installation disk, at the first screen do not select your language, hold down shift key and press F10. You will get a window come up, type diskpart and press enter, wait for the window to reply diskpart. type list disk and press enter. You should have only 1 disk listed #0. type select disk 0 and press enter. when it replys type list partition and press enter. Write down what it says. if you have just 1 partition type select partition 1, it will respond. type active and press enter. it will say the partition is marked active. type exit and press enter. type exit and press enter again. you will be back to where you were. select your language, then in the lower left corner select repair my computer. run startup repair 3 times again whth reboots in between each time. Startup Repair then come back and tell us what the list partition said and what happened.
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02 Jul 2013   #6
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

After trying repair startup without succedd, Ive tried using bcdboot in windows cmd and it worked! Just now it take quite a while to boot at both finding connected IDE devices or verifying DMI pool, is there a way to remedy it? As it takes significantly longer then before. What happened?
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03 Jul 2013   #7
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

How many partitions on disk 0? And did you go to bios and make the DVD drive boot device #1 and the OCZ drive boot device #2?
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03 Jul 2013   #8
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20%282%29.png Here is a picture, its easier to show as i lack explaining skills. I will make DVD first boot and the OCZ next. EDIT: ive done the changes in the BIOS, but its really slow in detecting IDE channels and verifying DMI pool EDIT3: i rebooted and it gave me the disc boot failure, so as recommended before i shall try repair startup 3 times
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03 Jul 2013   #9
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Hi renren

You could re clone over the OS from your HDD to SSD via Acronis etc just remember to pull the HDD when your finished or you may have the option to delete the source drive then pull it.
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03 Jul 2013   #10
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Hi renren

You could re clone over the OS from your HDD to SSD via Acronis etc just remember to pull the HDD when your finished or you may have the option to delete the source drive then pull it.
Hello Miss, My OS is on the SDD FYI, sorry if i didnt make it clear. I accidentally booted the SDD on its own, and it went to windows like a breeze. Hope this information helps. I will try the diskpart again.
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How many partitions on disk 0? And did you go to bios and make the DVD drive boot device #1 and the OCZ drive boot device #2?
I did it properly this time it reported no problems, and only 1 partition. 111GB 1024 offest For some reason it boots incredibly faster without the other 3 HDDs
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