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Every Time I Boot Up I Get Disk Boot Failure Message


I have just installed win7 and every time i boot up i get "disk boot failure" message so i have to put win7 dvd in and go into bois and change boot priority to dvd drive.

Pc spec is quad processor 8 gig of ram three hard drives two dvd drives


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Power Failure During Boot Time

I have a hp system that was upgraded to windows 7 home premium x64 from vista using the hp upgrade dvd. Everything worked fine until yesterday. The system restarted after a needed system update and by mistake i hit the power button during boot time. I press the button again to start and the system just does not want to boot. I have tried changing to onboard video on bios setup, system repair, system restore and safe mode but nothing seems to work. I also entered commands bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot

During safe mode it just hangs at ahcxi64s.sys and then it restarts again. The system repair log shows below:

Root cause found:

Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem

Repair action: system files integrity check and repair
Result: failed. Error code = 0x490
Time taken = 849535 ms


Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have windows 7 home premium upgrade as i have a key for vista. The bios detects that a hdd and dvd drive are present (hdd as ide master 1 and dvd as ide slave 4). I set the bios to boot from cd-rom, however there is no option for dvd-rom. I insert the windows 7 home premium upgrade dvd and reboot the computer. However, i still get the "disk boot failure, insert system disc" message. Is this because i cant boot from an upgrade dvd or that it is still not booting from the dvd? 


Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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When i power up the machine the keyboard lights initially work but as soon as i try to use it to boot the machine or boot from the install dvd the keyboard fails. I have a midi music keyboard pluged in, the lights on this do not indicate failure, but moving my qwerty keyboard to use a usb socket that works with that also fails.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Moving from native ide to raid onchip sata type causes windows boot failure.

I installed windows 7 a few months ago and the install went rather well. I installed windows 7 on a dedicated sata hdd (c drive) and i have another sata drive that i keep my audio and video files on (d drive). Well. . . Today i decided to make a change.

I bought two new hdd's that i'd like to run in raid-1 that will replace my current d: drive. So, i crack open the manual for my motherboard (gigabyte ga-ma78gm-s2h) and it says i need to change the following in the bios:

Under the "integrated peripherals" menu set "onchip sata controller" to "enabled" (it was already enabled), secondly set "onchip sata type" to "raid" (it was "native ide"), lastly set "onchip sata port4/5 type" to "as sata type" (it was unset).

So, i've noticed that after i change "onchip sata type" to from "native ide" to "raid" and reboot my pc that windows doesn't load :-/  instead, it loads the "windows startup recovery manger" which runs for a while and then indicates that it cannot repair the problem. Going back into the bios and changing the  "onchip sata type" back to "native ide" allows me to successfully boot windows 7 again.

So, what gives?  I really don't understand what "native ide" means, or for that matter what "onchip sata port4/5 type" means in the bios, but i need to change these settings so that i can build my new raid-1. Can you tell me what's going on and how i might progress. . .

I think that maybe i need to install the sata controller driver from the motherboard manufacturer so that windows 7 can recognize the hard drive. . . But that's just a guess. If that's the case i guess the question becomes, how do i install the sata controller drivers after windows 7 has already been installed.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Boot Disk

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How do i create or get a boot disk for windows 7 once i have recieved my computer?

On another note i have been reading several answered questions to find the answer and have come across discussions about creating back up images of the drive. I planned on doing this right out of the box and have been researching programs for this purpose. They didn't mention a program. Does windows 7 let me do this without another program or are they just not saying that they are using another program?


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I booted from the win764 install dvd, and went to there pair your computer. The placethat displays the operating systems installed, none will show. I have tried bootsect from the command prompt. It seems to work, but tells me no partition on the second drive. Or on another attribute used, it can not find the path to the drive. I have tried rebuild bcd, fixmbr, etc.


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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When the computer is running, the actual computer itself sounds fine (hard disk is chattering away) but when going slow and unresponsive it only makes noises every 1-2 seconds, if that makes any sense, as if it's under a really heavy load. Hard to tell because i cant open anything. Ran a system restore, didn't do anything. I need help soon! I suspect a driver issue, but i'm just speculating. Specs: windows 7 home premium 64 bit 6gig ddr3 ram i7-860 cpu ati 5770 gpu


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Posted On: 2009-11-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Also with the original drive disconnected i get a "ntldr not found. Press control-alt-delete to restart. "I believe mybios is the problem. I have flashed it with the newest bios i could find, (dates from 2005) but no sata adjustments in the bios. How can i make the bios know that i want the sata drive to be the primary boot drive?

Or is there a way to trick the bios into thinking that it is an ide drive? As it is, the computer is recognizing the sata drive as a scsi drive. I read somewhere that this is not a problem. In summary, i want my system to boot from the sata drive. I would like to reformat the original drive.


Posted On: 2010-08-17 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Boot Problem - No Boot Device Found

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The installation could not complete and one possible solution to the problem was to stop the antivirus program. At that moment i noticed that the avast antivirus was hanging and i was not able to kill the process. So i restarted the system, using f8 to get the safe start option so that i was able to uninstall the antivirus program. I then tried to install another antivirus application and when installation was almost finished got the message that it was unable to complete installation. I tried to install another backup solution (paragon), but also this one failed. On the other hand, i was able to install the firefox browser.


Posted On: 2010-07-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My mobo (msi p7n diamond 780i sli / 570i sli) has a sata raid controller providing 6 sata interfaces
These are organized thus.

Sata 1 - [partition 1 - windows xp] [partition 2 - windows 7 beta (64bit)]
Sata 2 - ocz vertex - windows 7 home (64bit) retail version
Sata 3 - mirror a
Sata 4 - mirror b
Sata 5 - mirror a
Sata 6 - mirror b

The system was originally running xp on sata 1. I added a partition to sata 1 and installed windows 7 beta some weeks ago. The system dual booted to xp or win 7 beta fine. I then added the ocz vertex drive and installed the win 7 retail version, and i am able to dual boot to all three systems just fine.

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Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Hardware-assisted virtualization support in the system. '

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I'm not even trying to back up onto the memory stick. If i reboot the computer then i don't get the message until the next time i insert a memory stick. Any suggestions? I have called quickbooks and they don't help because after i reboot i am successful so they say it is a computer issue. I called zt systems tech support and they are no help.


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Userinit.exe - no disk
Winlogon.exe - there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drivedeviceharddiskdr7

We can get rid of the message after clicking the "cancel" button about 11 times.

Here's the message i get:

Outlook.exe - no disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drivedeviceharddiskdr7

So far, i can close the error message window by clicking the "continue" button. She's been getting the error for a couple of weeks now. I started getting the error yesterday. I've run system and malware scans on both machines, using malwarebytes and microsoft security essentials. Both machines seem to be clean. The messages don't seem to be causing any harm, but are annoying. Any ideas on how we can eliminate them?


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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Tried doing the security allow all users so its not locked from this new computer, didn't work, installing drivers hasn't worked, basically at a loss here, not enough room to back it up on the working computer, format on the new, and reinstall it on newly formatted hdd.


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Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I can get into safe mode and then go to 'system configuration' and get into the three options of start-up and two that will get me into the desktop with limited features. I turned on all the "start up" features there. It goes into desktop ok.

When i try to turn on most any of the featured of the "services" side it takes forever to turn/load anything on. So. With the 'selective' and 'diagnostic setup'. It does fine. 'normal' it won't show/load the desktop. I have a personal family pic for a wallpaper and it works ok in the other modes. I changed the wallpaper to microsoft sample pic and it only works in the 'two optional modes' also.


Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Boot Safe

New machine, gigabyte ga-ma785gm-us2h, amd athalon ii x4 630, 4gb corsair, 1tb wd, samsung optical. Vanilla install of win 64 to new machine. All was well, had a directx install, and "critical updates" from msft. All fail when trying to do system restore to those points and cannot boot to safe mode. Have tried booting to dvd first, but all attempts by the os to fix itself say it was unable to do so. Send help.

Repair problem signature::
Problem event name: startuprepairoffline
Problem signature 01: 6. 1. 7600. 16385
Problem signature 02: 6. 1. 7600. 16385
Problem signature 03: unknown
Problem signature 04: 21200984
Problem signature 05: autofailover
Problem signature 06: 10
Problem signature 07: baddriver
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 00. 256. 1
Locale id: 1033


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Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I am currently running windows xp and need to upgrade for school. My computer has a 120 gb harddrive split into two partitions. Can i use the other partition that xp is not on to install and run windows 7? My primary drive is listed as os c: and the other one is listed as data d:. My system is as follows:

Emachine el 1200-01e. I meet all the system requirements except for the ram, which i will be upgrading anyway. Will it be better to buy a new computer if i can't install windows 7 on the other partition or should i perform a clean install? The clean install worries me a bit because i can't be without a computer very long as it is needed for online schooling.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .