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Old January 4th 08, 11:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
MISSINTERPRET_UK
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Default ME disk boot failure

Is the boot part of the system damaged in some way when I get this message
DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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Old January 4th 08, 10:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
John John
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Default ME disk boot failure

MISSINTERPRET_UK wrote:

Is the boot part of the system damaged in some way when I get this message
DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


* If you are trying to boot from the hard drive, make sure there is no
disk in drive A.

* Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.

* For hard drives, verify that the primary partition is active. (Use
FDISK for this)

* If you cannot access the drive, enter the BIOS setup program and make
sure the correct CMOS settings are chosen for the drive and make sure
the hard drive and floppy controllers are enabled. Also check the boot
order. Note: on most systems, you can use the auto detect feature to
determine the correct CMOS parameters and to see if it can see the drive.

* If you have two drives on the same IDE cable, try swapping the
master/slave.

* For IDE drives, check the jumper settings of all of the IDE devices,
especially the master, slave or stand-alone jumpers.

* For DOS, Windows* 95, Windows* 98 and Windows* Me, try to reinstall
the necessary boot files.

* For DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me, try to run the FDISK
/MBR command.

http://support.intel.com/support/mot.../CS-010355.htm

John
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Old January 5th 08, 12:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Default ME disk boot failure

In his reply, John J included :-

* For DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me, try to run the FDISK
/MBR command.


Warning - Be certain that your HDD does NOT have a third party 'Disk
Overlay' utility installed (e.g. Symantec's GoBack) before attempting this
DOS command.

See "Error messages may be displayed when using Windows Me startup disk with
Adaptec GoBack software"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266342/en-us

Mart


"John John" wrote in message
...
MISSINTERPRET_UK wrote:

Is the boot part of the system damaged in some way when I get this
message
DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


* If you are trying to boot from the hard drive, make sure there is no
disk in drive A.

* Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.

* For hard drives, verify that the primary partition is active. (Use
FDISK for this)

* If you cannot access the drive, enter the BIOS setup program and make
sure the correct CMOS settings are chosen for the drive and make sure the
hard drive and floppy controllers are enabled. Also check the boot order.
Note: on most systems, you can use the auto detect feature to determine
the correct CMOS parameters and to see if it can see the drive.

* If you have two drives on the same IDE cable, try swapping the
master/slave.

* For IDE drives, check the jumper settings of all of the IDE devices,
especially the master, slave or stand-alone jumpers.

* For DOS, Windows* 95, Windows* 98 and Windows* Me, try to reinstall the
necessary boot files.

* For DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me, try to run the FDISK
/MBR command.

http://support.intel.com/support/mot.../CS-010355.htm

John



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Old January 5th 08, 03:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
John John
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Posts: 359
Default ME disk boot failure

Mart wrote:

In his reply, John J included :-


* For DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me, try to run the FDISK
/MBR command.



Warning - Be certain that your HDD does NOT have a third party 'Disk
Overlay' utility installed (e.g. Symantec's GoBack) before attempting this
DOS command.

See "Error messages may be displayed when using Windows Me startup disk with
Adaptec GoBack software"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266342/en-us

Mart


Good point! As far as I'm concerned that monstrosity should have be
killed before it ever made it out in public! In my opinion people still
using GoBack are asking for trouble.

John
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Old January 5th 08, 02:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Ben Myers
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Default ME disk boot failure

"MISSINTERPRET_UK" wrote in message news
Is the boot part of the system damaged in some way when I get this message
DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


If you are trying to install Windows ME, see the following about partitioning
and formatting the hard drive.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255867

Ben
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Old September 15th 08, 07:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
krystalorchid
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Default ME disk boot failure



"John John" wrote:

MISSINTERPRET_UK wrote:

Is the boot part of the system damaged in some way when I get this message
DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER


* If you are trying to boot from the hard drive, make sure there is no
disk in drive A.

* Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.

* For hard drives, verify that the primary partition is active. (Use
FDISK for this)

* If you cannot access the drive, enter the BIOS setup program and make
sure the correct CMOS settings are chosen for the drive and make sure
the hard drive and floppy controllers are enabled. Also check the boot
order. Note: on most systems, you can use the auto detect feature to
determine the correct CMOS parameters and to see if it can see the drive.

* If you have two drives on the same IDE cable, try swapping the
master/slave.

* For IDE drives, check the jumper settings of all of the IDE devices,
especially the master, slave or stand-alone jumpers.

* For DOS, Windows* 95, Windows* 98 and Windows* Me, try to reinstall
the necessary boot files.

* For DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me, try to run the FDISK
/MBR command.

http://support.intel.com/support/mot.../CS-010355.htm

John


DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Is there any way you could go through this step by step.
I know that you press F1
I have windows XP
Sr1520AN HP

I just don't know what to hit next.
Advanced tab and or Boot?

I also don't know what it should read?

NAME: HP Compaq Presario SR1520
MEMORY: 512MB PC3200 DDR
HARD DRIVE: 80GB - 7200 RPM Serail ATA
GRAHPICS: Intergrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (128MB) Shared Video memory
OPTICAL STORAGE: Double layer (8.5GB) 16xDVD-ROM

I get:
IDE Channel 1 Master : None
IDE Channel 1 Slave: None
IDE Channel 2 Master : Lite-ON DVDRM SHOW-1633S BPSA
IDE Channel 2 Slave : None

IDE Channel 3 Master: None
IDE Channel 4 Master None
 




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