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Topic Title: "Disk Boot Failure" on new build, 2 SATA HDDs
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 09/07/2006 12:33 AM
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zma1013
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I'm getting the DISK BOOT FAILURE please insert disk and press enter blah blah blah.

AMD Sempron
256 RAM
2 Samsung SATA HDDs

Anyway, this is a new build and the problem only occurs when I plug in one of the HDDs. I have one HDD already hooked up to the computer, installed Windows XP Pro, pressed F6 and installed RAID drivers, goes to windows and everything. Now my problem occurs with the second HDD, when I plug it in I and boot up I got the message, "DISK BOOT FAILURE PLEASE INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER" and that's it, I can't go passed that point. Now if I go and unplug that 2nd HDD, it boots up fine again and goes to windows. I used the cable that the first HDD was plugged into and used it on the second HDD and turn it on but it does the same thing, so I don't believe it is the cable. Any thoughts or things I could try to fix this?
 09/07/2006 12:37 AM
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what do you have in your IDE channels?

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quote:

Originally posted by: Bruneauinfo
what do you have in your IDE channels?




Where would I find that information?
 09/07/2006 12:54 AM
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what other drives are you using? IDE is the older drive interface that uses 40 pins. your CD/DVD ROM most likely uses this interface.

what jumper settings are you using on your IDE devices, and to which IDE socket are they plugged in - Primary or Secondary?


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 09/07/2006 04:47 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Bruneauinfo
what other drives are you using? IDE is the older drive interface that uses 40 pins. your CD/DVD ROM most likely uses this interface.

what jumper settings are you using on your IDE devices, and to which IDE socket are they plugged in - Primary or Secondary?




the only other things I have hooked up are a floppy drive and a dvd drive. no other HDD at the moment.

My DVD drive is set to CSand it is plugged into the primary.
 09/07/2006 08:30 PM
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are they in Raid mode 0, 1 , just bunch of disks(JBOD)?

is the second drive formatted to be bootable or non bootable?
 09/08/2006 12:31 AM
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set it for Master and try again.

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 09/09/2006 11:39 AM
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Now it's saying the NTLDR is missing when I boot it up, does that ring any bells?
 09/09/2006 12:07 PM
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first, have you been following my instructions, or are you just trying stuff on your own? not that that's bad. it's how you learn.

if you've been following my instructions, next try putting your windows xp install disk in your CD-ROM drive, but when you get the option to boot from CD, DO NOT Press a key!

NTLDR, reads to me NT Loader, or something like that.

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 09/09/2006 07:35 PM
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Ok I found the problem and it was the cables weren't plugged in right. I had the HDD I wanted to boot from plugged into the SATA 2 slot on the motherboard instead of the SATA 1 slot. So I switched the cables around and put my HDD I wanted to boot from on the SATA 1 slot. All fixed.
 09/10/2006 03:57 AM
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sweeeeeet

it's funny how often it is operator error and not the compy's fault.

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I didn't know the numbers mattered.

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