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Windows 7: Installed new PSU, now have Disk Boot Failure Error...


05 Oct 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Installed new PSU, now have Disk Boot Failure Error...

Hello,
So a while back I had a problem and the good members of this forum help narrow down the problem to a bad PSU and was kind enough to give me a link to what I needed.
I bought the new PSU and installed it into my HP Slimline s5220y and started it up. First thing I noticed was the power light on the Tower doesnt come on, then the next thing i noticed was the "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" message.
Looking around the net for an answer, led me to changing settings in my BIO, problem is it goes straight to this error. I cant go into my BIOs.

I have very very important photos from my photography company and want to know if I can keep my files?

Im pretty sure I installed my new PSU correctly, only 4 harnesses used. This is the PSU I bought
Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Thank you

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05 Oct 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Our job will be much easier if you could supply as much info - in the System Specs- for the system.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
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MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
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Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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05 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've had a look at the specs for your PC, and, according to that, it originally came with a 220W PSU, so a 300W one should work. Check all connections, particularly the data cables where they plug into the drives and motherboard. If they aren't of the latching type, consider replacing them with latching cables. One of the drawbacks with SATA (and it's the only one) is because the connectors are much smaller, they are far easier to dislodge from their sockets than the old PATA (ribbon cable) connectors. Don't forget to check all other wiring connections as well, as it is very easy to dislodge a wire without realising it, particularly where space is at a premium.
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05 Oct 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote:
Our job will be much easier if you could supply as much info - in the System Specs- for the system.
Thanks, I updated it.

Quote:
I've had a look at the specs for your PC, and, according to that, it originally came with a 220W PSU, so a 300W one should work. Check all connections, particularly the data cables where they plug into the drives and motherboard. If they aren't of the latching type, consider replacing them with latching cables. One of the drawbacks with SATA (and it's the only one) is because the connectors are much smaller, they are far easier to dislodge from their sockets than the old PATA (ribbon cable) connectors. Don't forget to check all other wiring connections as well, as it is very easy to dislodge a wire without realising it, particularly where space is at a premium.
I made sure that everything was in nice and tight. Still same problem. Im not the best at this so maybe i didnt do something right? I will take a picture of how I installed it, maybe it will help.
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05 Oct 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Takaaaa,

First, as already suggested, very carefully check the connectors and their connections.

My suspicion is that one or more cables are not correctly seated/connected.

After inspecting and reseating the connectors, the system still doesn't boot correctly, then does the hard drive make a quiet spinning noise?

You will need to leave the cover off of the computer until the problem is resolved.
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05 Oct 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Here are pictures of my connections.

First is my original PSU


Then my new PSU. Disk drive connection


Hard drive connection


a four pin harness that idk what it does


and the harnesses that i didnt use


Its hard to take a picture of the MB connection but im sure thats fine.
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05 Oct 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote:
Takaaaa,

First, as already suggested, very carefully check the connectors and their connections.

My suspicion is that one or more cables are not correctly seated/connected.

After inspecting and reseating the connectors, the system still doesn't boot correctly, then does the hard drive make a quiet spinning noise?

You will need to leave the cover off of the computer until the problem is resolved.
Yes, I double checked my connections. Also its hard to hear with the other fans going but i do believe that the hard drive is making a spinning sound
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05 Oct 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Please try this test:

1. Disconnect everything connected in the back of the computer, and any other USB devices, except for keyboard and mouse.

2. Disconnect the power and data cables from the hard drive and CD/DVD drive (and any other drives), then boot the computer. Do you get the same error? Can you get into the BIOS? Note your results.

3. Now connect only the hard drive and boot.

Let us know what you find.
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05 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

First can you enter your BIOS settings menu? you need to pres a key (usually DEL or F2 but there maybe others please read the manual if you dont know) when pc is booting (before windows boot).. if you can enter bios check if the HDD is detected in bios.
if no then there is problem with HDD or connection.
it would be good to have some kind of botable cd (linux or other bootable testing tools) to check your other hardware.
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05 Oct 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

On your hard drive. Do you have 2 cables connected to it. Looking at the pictures where you show the hard drive, maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but it appears that there is a power cable connected but no data cable. The data cable is a flat red cable in the clamp above the hard drive in the picture. When you start the computer you can gently put your hand on the hard drive and feel it spin up. This is what it should look like.

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