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opmvj5

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My computer wont start disk boot failure
« on: August 16, 2007, 03:41:30 PM »
i have an old windows 98 and everytime i turn it on it says disk boot failure  insert system disk and press enter what do i do

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Re: My computer wont start disk boot failure
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 05:09:35 PM »
Check the cable connections to the hdd and ide, re-plugging might cure the problem.  If re-plugging does not work then start diagnosis by downloading a floppy bootdisk from bootdisk.com, reset Bios to boot from the floppy first, this will give you access to your pc.

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    Re: My computer wont start disk boot failure
    « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 07:25:38 PM »
    You either have a bad hard drive, improper connections, a damaged master boot record, or no operating system installed.

    What happened prior to this would be important.  ;)
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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      Re: My computer wont start disk boot failure
      « Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 07:29:44 PM »
      Note that the OP has started two threads on this issue.
      http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,40854.msg255035.html
      One of them should probably be locked.
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      Re: My computer wont start disk boot failure
      « Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 07:45:28 PM »
      i was installing a drivers for a camera and the computer froze i then turned it of pushing the button not the start key and that is it when i turned it back on it says

      disk boot failure  insert
                                  system disk
                                    and press enter