For some time i was having an issue with my pc when I'd restart or Reboot it would do the Compaq screen the go to a black screen with a flashing | and I'd have to use CTRL+ALT+DEL then hit ESC on the Compaq screen to enter boot menu and manually select my Hard Drive. One day I was uninstalling unused programs on my pc to free up memory and one of them was Windows Essentials after I was done uninstalling all I wanted gone I rebooted and the problem did not persist.
Now I do not claim that Windows Essentials was the cause but I just barely reinstalled it to get Windows Movie Maker back and I had to reboot after installation and now I get Disk I/O error Please reinsert the disk and try again, or something like that, and have to do the boot menu trick again.
And yes when I first had the issue I checked and in BIOS Settings my Hard Drive is the first in boot order and when I hit ESC to get the manual boot menu it's at the top. So what can I do to resolve this issue? Is it Windows Essentials causing these errors?