Morning folks.I booted my computer up this morning and instead of the welcome screen there was a black screen saying "boot disc failure boot from cd and pres enter"Nothing happened when pressing enter so I just had to switch the system off from the tower.After switching it back on it's all ok again?Any idea what can cause this?Is the hardrive on the way out?
I've not got an XP cd,it came preinstalled.I do however have the recovery console installed.I've done a check disk already from within tools/error checking and when I reboot the machine all is ok and the boot disc failure warning wasn't there.Do you think this could be the drive on the way out?
"...have you check BIOS to make sure the Drive is Detected?"
Of course it's detected - the system is now working - ergo it must be detected.
A bad connection on a cable could be the cause of an intermittent error though. I suggest you remove and replace firmly at each end. I've already seen a couple of intermittent SATA cables which seemed to be at the drive end - they just didn't fit securely enough.