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Disk Boot Failure - Hard drive bit the bullet?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by silsil, 23 Jan 2009.

  1. silsil

    silsil New Member

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    Hey all,
    After working well for several weeks my new rig is refusing to boot up :(.
    Instead I'm getting the 'DISK BOOT FAILURE - INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER' message.
    After inserting the system disk (Vista 64bit) I get the same message over and over and the computer still won't boot.

    BIOS doesn't recognize any hard drives. I tried replacing the power and SATA cable for the HDD (which is a SATA seagate one). This had no effect. When I use a different SATA port, BIOS recognizes something... something with 0mb of space :/. With this 0mb 'thing' recognized, Vista will boot up and try and install a new copy of itself, and get quite far before realizing there's apparently nothing for it to be installed onto. The repair tool doesn't recognize anything either.

    Anyways I'm just about convinced that the HDD is a goner. Does anyone have any advice on any more steps I could take?

    Thanks for your time in advance :)

    System specs:
    2gb DDR2
    Intel Core Duo E8500 @ 3.16ghz
    MB- Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
    OS- Vista Home Premium 64bit
    PSU- Corsair HX620W
    ATI Radeon HD4850 (512mb)
    HDD- 500gb SATA Seagate
     
  2. Gh0stDrag0n

    Gh0stDrag0n Unleash the Beast!

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  3. silsil

    silsil New Member

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    Thanks Gh0stDrag0n, I guess that definitely looks like my problem.
    My computer only has the one hard drive, the one that died, so obviously it has the OS and everything on it. Can I still get these new firmwares for my hard drive somehow?
     
  4. Gh0stDrag0n

    Gh0stDrag0n Unleash the Beast!

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    Check the second link I posted, you may have to refresh the page.
     

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