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Windows 7: disk boot error PLEASE HELP

07 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
disk boot error can anyone help me please

hi everyone this is my first time on a forum i didnt know were else to post this i just signed up this morning cause ive searched everywere and cant find any ansers and ive found this forum gave me ansers in the past an any help would be great at this stage so the last while ive been messin around with laptops an i think ive learned a lot in such a short time BUT im still very new to this and still have a lot to learn ok so heres my issue i recently got a couple of parts to build my first pc mostly for the experenance so ive got everything connected properly iv checked over an over so i go to my bios an set boot settings to cd rom but then goes to disk boot failure same happens when i try to boot for usb also with bootsettings to usb fdd ive searched the net high an low an cant find an anser is my mother board gone???? PLEASE SOME BODY HELP

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07 Feb 2014   #2


Do you have an OS installed yet? If not you'd likely get that error.

Boot the Win7 disk to do a Clean Install Windows 7. If you aren't prompted to Press Any Key to boot the disk then it might be bad, so try another from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 Step 1 using the tool to burn to DVD from Step 2. If that fails try the flash stick installer also provided.

If you have an OS on there already then boot the disk to confirm Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. If this fails then work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which try everything possible to start Win7 leading up to rescuiing your files to reinstall.
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07 Feb 2014   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

thanks so much for the reply i have win 7 on disk and on a bootable usb when i turn my pc on an set it do boot from eather cd or usb it just goes to "disk boot failure" the cd drive is good as ive tested it all cables are connected properly im just lost at this stage please help
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07 Feb 2014   #4


Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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08 Feb 2014   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64

hi gregrocker thanks for the reply and the help so im fairly sure ive done everything you asked and something new is happenin but i still cant load win7 so ive uploaded these pics so any help gregrocker would be fantansic and again thanks

disk boot error PLEASE HELP-photo0139.jpg
more writing flashes down the screen on the pic above but its to quick for me to take a pic hope these pic are of use
disk boot error PLEASE HELP-photo0138.jpg

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08 Feb 2014   #6


Do you only have a CD drive? Win7 is on a DVD, not CD.

How was the flash installer written to stick? Use the latest official ISO for your licensed version written to stick with the tool also provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Boot into BIOS setup to set the hard drive to boot first, save changes and Exit. Then plug in the stick and trigger it to boot on the Dell F12 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, under flash, USB, or HD. You may have to expand a listing. USB FD may be for floppy drive.
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08 Feb 2014   #7

windows 7 ultimate x64

thanks for the reply i have a dvd drive the usb was done with wintobootic its worked fine for me in the past
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08 Feb 2014   #8


Were you using bootable flash stick when you got the BIOS boot dialogue you posted, because it may be saying it doesn't not support USB boot?

Is it possible BIOS got reset to AHCI from IDE (or vice versa) causing the hang at Start animation? Welcome to GIGABYTE Technical Support! - Page 74 Try all SATA controller settings.

Is there a newer BIOS update?
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09 Feb 2014   #9

windows 7 ultimate x64

hi again gregrocker an thanks again for the help ive red true that link an tried everything it said ive switch from ACHI to IDE an nothing it just still hangs on the second screen i already posted iv tried bootin xp and vista an the same thing happens i would be grateful for any more suggestions thanks
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09 Feb 2014   #10


Test your hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 .

Check all cables are securely fitted, try a new cable if possible.

Please go back to Post #4 and confirm every step by posting back the results when you perform each again. This time do not skip the step to create a New Installer as I would not have posted it if we could rely only on the one you have. Try both the DVD and flash stick provided.

Those steps overcome 90% of install failures.
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