Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

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  1. idorace

    idorace MDL Novice

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    Hello:

    I used Darik's Boot And Nuke to wipe an existing hard drive that I own, it took forever, but worked. Now when I try to install Windows 7 from a dvd that I have used before more than once (obtained from this site). I get the following message:

    Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter. Does the hard drive need to be formatted? Any suggestions? I have the first boot set for the DVD drive.


    Jeff
     
  2. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    The hard drive will need to be formatted sooner or later so I guess that's you're choice.

    If the hard drive has been wiped, and the optical drive that holds the DVD at start up is the first boot device and the disk wont boot, I'd think you need to make a new bootable Windows 7 installation DVD.

    Or maybe try cleaning the DVD. The disk, not the drive.
     
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  3. idorace

    idorace MDL Novice

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    BIOS is set for to read DVD first

    The DVD works in other pc's


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  4. idorace

    idorace MDL Novice

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    The files that are found in the Windows 7 repository are surly bootable. Right??
     
  5. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    #5 racky29, Apr 5, 2011
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    yes, if you got it from here it should be a good bootable one
    if you aint got the ISO, what you could do is just burn a copy of the dvd you have to a new dvd, make sure you burn on slow speed
    might need a different brand of dvd,
    it could just be a tiny little mark or greasy spot that stopping the dvd from booting
    it might be worth a try, its worked for me a few times in the past
     
  6. idorace

    idorace MDL Novice

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    That is correct, I do not get the 'press any key to boot from CD' prompt.


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  7. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Bad drive sounds like. is this the first time you've tried to read this media in the drive in question? The media might not be compatible with the drive or the drive's firmware version.
     
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  8. robzombie

    robzombie MDL Novice

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    Q: I used Darik's Boot And Nuke to wipe an existing hard drive that I own, it took forever, but worked. Now when I try to install Windows 7 from a dvd that I have used before more than once (obtained from this site). I get the following message:

    Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter. Does the hard drive need to be formatted? Any suggestions? I have the first boot set for the DVD drive.

    A: Next time dude hit any keys when you try to install a windows 7 at first boot :p
     
  9. zazo

    zazo MDL Novice

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    hallo
    I have hp laptop,recently i get this messege (BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND PLEASE INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR HARD DISK (3F0) F2 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS),I changed the hard drive with another new, but I stil get the same messege,i tryed safe mode with f8 but it dose not enter to safe mode,any help.
    kind regards
     
  10. zazo

    zazo MDL Novice

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    #10 zazo, Jun 12, 2011
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    boot failer

    I have hp laptop,recently i get this messege (BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND PLEASE INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM ON YOUR HARD DISK (3F0) F2 SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS),I changed the hard drive with another new, but I stil get the same messege,i tryed safe mode with f8 but it dose not enter to safe mode, i tryed also to reinstall windows BIOS is set for to read DVD first but also failes to install ,i tryed install from usb device also useless.

    any help.
    kind regards
     
  11. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    #11 Michelle68, Jun 12, 2011
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    Is the bios setup that the hard drive is the 1st boot device?

    The hard drive with the OS on it should be the 1st boot device.

    Remove any USB sticks,external drives or disks in the DVD.

    If the notebook has 2 internal hard drives select the one you want to boot from and make that drive the first boot device in the bios setup and save the changes.

    If you are first installing an OS from a DVD or USB stick set that device in the bios as the 1st boot device but change it to the hard drive after the first reboot of the installation process of Windows 7.
     
  12. zazo

    zazo MDL Novice

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    Thank you ,but there is no O.S on the drive(new hard drive) I tryed to install it from dvd,and bootable usb stick ,but I think bios does not recognized them ,nothing only black screen.
     
  13. iBen95111

    iBen95111 MDL Junior Member

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    When you have the dvd in the drive, press esc or whatever key lets you open the boot menu.
    Choose your CD/DVD drive name and press enter.
    It should let you boot from disc and let you clean install.
     
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  14. zazo

    zazo MDL Novice

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    at the boot menu I have selected boot from cd/dvd many times ,the same thing for boot from usb device ,but every time i get black screen with white blink above left side,
    may it has bios corruption? because I do not see the cd/dvd name in bios configuration .