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This post is for a friend. He recently lent his psu to another friend, he's got it back now and installed it into his computer, but when his comp boots up it reads "disk boot failure". The HDD is spinning, possible causes guys?

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tell him to reset his cmos
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Already have, reckon it's dead?
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Hmmm this is odd. Check that all cables from the HDD are properly Secured.
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When I spoke to him yestaerday he said evrything was properly connected.
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post #6 of 12
try a windows repair. checks that the hdd has first boot prioty over any other hdd's in his pc as well as any other drives.
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post #7 of 12
You already posted this question in another thread didn't you?

Just to re-post my answer then, I think that the plugging/unplugging of hardware might have caused static to form and fry the HD. I've certainly fried one or two drives this way.
post #8 of 12
has he tried reseating the ide cables? (take em out put em in again!)
I occasionally get a boot failure, reseat the cable, all fine again!
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post #9 of 12
Does his mainboard have protected IDE connectors? If not, he might have plugged pin 1 into pin 40.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire
Does his mainboard have protected IDE connectors? If not, he might have plugged pin 1 into pin 40.
Yes make sure that the cables are in the Right round and are in correct ports as if you dont have protected IDE cables then you cant easily tell which way is the right way. Also make sure the Jumper on that Drive is set to Master and all cables secured and reset C-mos this is all i can think of at the moment but also make sure that the HDD is on its own IDE cable and NOT sharing with any CD/DVD rom devices.
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