I have just bought a brand new hard drive due to my last ones controller failed.
Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb
So the problem,
Did a fresh install of win 7 (Build 7229) two nights ago, all installed perfectly, next day (yesterday) went to boot up pc and had the dos error message - Disk boot failure, please insert system disk and press enter.
My first impression was it may have been an install failure, so i formatted the hard drive and reinstalled. shutdown the PC and rebooted up and i had the same error message, now after this, i got my failed hard drive out and after a lot of faffing around, BIOS found it and it gave me the same error message.
Can anyone tell me what the problem might be. I have tried Windows startup repair, did not fix.
BIOS settings are
First boot device is Hard drive
second boot device is CD-ROM
(I have even swapped these around to boot from windows 7 and it just starts the setup procedure of installing windows drivers
I have even set boot order of HDDs so my main windows HDD is up top.
Anyone got any clues.
I will be flashing my BIOS tonight, but has anyone got an idea of what is happening.
Thanks in advance