strange system reboot problem

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  1. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    hi, all,

    I have a strange system reboot problem. Please help me out.

    Every time I reboot my pc, windows (xp pro sp2) couldn't start up. PC always says," disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter." i pressed enter, but the alert still comes up and windows could not boot up. However, when i turn on my pc, the problem won't show up. i could log into windows immediately. In other words, the problem only happens when i restart windows.

    I have checked the disk cable already. the connection is fine. the booting order in bios is cd-rom, floppy and hard disk. but there is nothing in the first two devices.

    my system is clean with windows patches only and i just installed it. there is no virus inside.

    i built my system three months ago( so i don't think it would be a battery problem)---AMD sempron 2500+(no overclock), kingston pc3200 ddr 1g, gigabyte GA-K8U(bios version F6), western digital WD-800JD(it is a sata HD, but i set it as an IDE in the bios).

    any ideas or comments?

    best regards,

    shek
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2006
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Um probably not this. But since your boot order is cd-rom, floppy and hard disk. Are the cd-rom & floppy drawers empty?
     
  3. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    yes, they are empty.

    btw, even there is a boot failure during the restart, the system does detect my HD on its self test.

    best regards,

    shek
     
  4. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    It could be a HD-problem.

    Perform a extended test with Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic.
     
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