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wemibelec90

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Recently, my hard drive had a SYSTEM BOOT FAILURE. The drive went bad for some reason and I had to replace it. I bought a new drive and installed it.

The first time I start my computer every day (about 6:00-7:00 a.m.) it gives this error for my new drive. However, if I restart my computer, the drive then boots correctly every time. If I have to restart during the day, the error messsage never shows up again. It only shows the error the first time.

Anyone have any idea why this happens?

By the way, I have no floppy disc in the drive (and no drive defined in the BIOS) and I have the boot order set to hard disk first, then CD-ROM.
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A rare but possible cause is a flat CMOS battery on the motherboard. This is a small button-type battery which slides under a clip and it probably needs replacing.
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Howdy:

Perhaps, if you gave us the error message we could be of a little more assistance. :)

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Murray S. The OP did give us the error message, it was "system boot failure". That's all you get if the system won't boot, sometimes you don't even get that.

Edited by pip22, 12 November 2007 - 09:23 AM.

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Recently, my hard drive had a SYSTEM BOOT FAILURE. The drive went bad for some reason and I had to replace it. I bought a new drive and installed it.


No, the above is what he said. The OLD drive had that failure and it was replaced. He is getting an error message with the NEW drive.

Perhaps they could clarify.

Murray

Edited by Murray S., 12 November 2007 - 10:30 AM.

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The error message with the new drive is the same thing: SYSTEM BOOT ERROR - PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND HIT ENTER.

As soon as I restart, it passes right over this message.
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Then I suggest you follow pip22's advice.

When you change the battery, you will need to boot into BIOS and reset the clock, etc.

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