Boot disk question.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by jetjock, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    Does anyone know why an old Gateway desktop would not be able to boot from an Acronis boot disk just because the hard drive had failed? The boot menu that is accessible when the machine is turned on, gives booting from the CD as the first option, but after selecting that, says something to the effect of disk read failure, the same message that comes up when trying to boot to the failed hard drive. Why would a hard drive failure have any effect on booting to a CD? :confused:
     
  2. minde_hu

    minde_hu MDL Novice

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    maybe the acronis cd is no good . try windows install cd boot this computer.
     
  3. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Maybe try booting from the Acronis CD in a different [working] computer?
     
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  4. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    We've tried the CD in another machine and it is good. Something is definitely wrong with the Gateway.