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Hi guys i have a problem you see i have two hard drives and two cd drives everything was perfect but today the computer turned off so i turned it on but now i have a massage on the bottom of the screen that says Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk and press enter i tried everything i checked the cables i went to the bios and still it didn't gave me anything the weird thing is that when i press the enter the windows starts normally and i can log on and use my computer like before in the bios it shows me that i have two hard drives and two cd drives. I don't know what to do i think am going to try to install windows again you think that will help????

thank you very much for your help

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have you tried updating the motherboard BIOS? sometimes the controller for IDE devices can get quirky with an old BIOS... not saying this will solve the problem, but its something to try. What is the mobo, and manufacturer of it? Could be a bad IDE controller.... or worse, a faulty/bad southbridge chip. ONE QUICK CHECK: Look at the capacitors on the motherboard, do you notice any that have bulged outward at the top, where there are usually crosshaired slit marks made? If so, this can lead to a faulty/dying motherboard... it would need to be replaced.
I have provided a link to show you what a REALLY BAD swollen, leaking capacitor looks like:
Tell me if this helps. Thanks.

Edited by .:Since.By.Man:., 17 August 2006 - 11:09 PM.

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