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

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter

Today while i was watching a video on my computer, it suddendly crashed and showed me a blue screen. I immideately pressed the restart button and as i was waiting for the pc to boot i got this message: "Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter". I have had this blue screen multiple times in the past but it is the first time i get this message...

It has started to get on my nerves, having in mind that i've been trying to find a solution for about 3 hours now..

Thanks in advance..


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23 Aug 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

- check the boot order in your bios
- try running repair with operating system CD
- with all the BSODs, you will either have to diagnose those or do a clean install.
- you could go to c:/windows/minidump -> zip your dmp files -> and upload to this site using the paperclip
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

i tried this one multiple times: - try running repair with operating system CD but no results
i don't know how to do the other three things listed...
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23 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Try this article and see if that makes any difference

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Startup Repair

Hope this helps,
Captain
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23 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

Try this article and see if that makes any difference

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Startup Repair

Hope this helps,
Captain
What if in the first article about the MBR, in step 3 i don't see anything where it says operating system??

edit: By the way i folled the steps but i get stuck on step 8.. it doesn't tell me anything about success.. it says "target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode" and underneath it "The system partition was not found: The requested system device cannot be found."
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23 Aug 2010   #6

 

Sounds like the kind of thing that happens when a HDD sector containing the MBR goes bad
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23 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Whaaat?? Seriously? I recently changed my HDD..
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23 Aug 2010   #8

 

Wouldn't be the first time I've seen a new HDD start to fail right away, but before jumping to any conclusions, try doing a repair install then immediately running a disk check with both options checked off.
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23 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

How am i supposed to do it when windows won't boot...?!
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23 Aug 2010   #10

 

A repair install sounds just like it is, you reinstall windows using the upgrade option, then restore your files from the OLD folder. the link is to a tutorial on how to do it. If you're getting errors during the installation or a message that windows can't be installed, that will confirm my suspicion that you have a bad HDD
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