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Windows 7: "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

25 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Pretty much what happened is that my powersupply got messed up one day and just turned off my computer and I couldn't boot it back up. I ordered a new PSU and I installed it but now when I boot my computer I'm getting "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I've tried putting in the installation disc and using the recovery options but my OS isn't listed/found and if I click load drivers I can clearly see both of my hard drives. I have already checked boot options as well. I was also using GRUB before this all happened as well because I installed ubuntu as a dualboot. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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25 Nov 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot the free PW bootable disc - ( make sure NUM LOCK is on when it asks about screen resolution, then press 1, then Enter)

See what it says.

Free Download Partition Wizard

I assume both HD's are recognized by BIOS?
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Try changing the boot order of the hard drives.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

It shows both of my HDD's and The status for the one with the OS is none and its type is primary. My Second one which I use for storage is active and also primary.

edit:also tried boot order already
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25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Howw are you getting this info?
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25 Nov 2009   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Rt click the o/s partition Modify>Set as Active.

Rt click the storage partition Modify>Set as Inactive.

Run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times.

Hope it helps.


Quote:
Howw are you getting this info?
from Partition Wizard boot disc.
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25 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

o u, I booted it with partition wizard. I'm quite tempted to click the Fix MBR button under Disk but I'll wait inb4 I mess it up even more.
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25 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

BOOTMGR is missing
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart

I'm just going to go ahead and change bios and make it boot from cd/dvd drive first.
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25 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you need to do that to run startup repair from the dvd.

The message means mbr and probably bootsector are fine - bootmgr and the other boot critical files are not there as expected. Startup repair will recreate them.
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25 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

thanks alot it worked . I was killing myself for like 3 hours trying to fix that before haha.
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