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Windows 7: disk boot failure please insert system disk

24 Dec 2009   #1
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
disk boot failure please insert system disk

i get a saying "disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter" i can only start windows when i have the setup disk in the cd drive

i have a sata drive which is the master and where the os is installed but i also have an ide drive that is set as a slave but some how the "system reserved" partion is installed on that drive ?

i also have the sata drive set up to boot before the ide but still its not working and i can only start windows with the cd

how can i fix this ?

thx for the help


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24 Dec 2009   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management so we can get an idea of what we are working with
Right click my computer, click manage, disk management
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ost+screenshot
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24 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lamboss View Post
i get a saying "disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter" i can only start windows when i have the setup disk in the cd drive

i have a sata drive which is the master and where the os is installed but i also have an ide drive that is set as a slave but some how the "system reserved" partion is installed on that drive ?

i also have the sata drive set up to boot before the ide but still its not working and i can only start windows with the cd

how can i fix this ?

thx for the help
The biggest problem, but the easiest to fix is the boot problem. Turn your computer off and then boot up. As soon as boot begins tap an f key (you should check your manual to see which one, mine is f12 (dell) qucikly and repeatedly until you get to get bios. In bios there are selections for many different needs. You will select boot order. You are probably set to boot from DVD, change that to boot from hard drive. That should solve the boot problem.

I think if you follow my instructions you will be enjoying a wondeful holiday with a working computer.

In any event, I would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season, and for you alone a working computer. Take care and enjoy.
Richard
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25 Dec 2009   #4
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

solved - I reinstalled windows and set the ide drive as the one to boot up before the sata

and thx Richard I wish you Happy Holidays to you and your family and everyone in this forum
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25 Dec 2009   #5
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Happy to hear you got it sorted

Merry Xmas
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