Invalid System Disk

  Spr 11:43 21 Nov 2005

I have formated my HD when I try to load in Window XP from Boot UP the following message appears,CD-Rom is my first load in.

"Disk Boot Failure Invalid System"

  c4rmo 11:55 21 Nov 2005

It looks like it booting off the hard drive first. Go into the bios and set the boot device priority to ...

1st device : CDROM
2nd device : disabled
3rd device : disabled

  Chegs ®™ 11:56 21 Nov 2005

Its not seeing the HD or the CD-ROM isn't actually booting 1st.

Disk Boot Failure Invalid System usually indicates the PC has tried to boot from HD(which has nothing on it)

  mgmcc 12:21 21 Nov 2005

Also, check in the BIOS to see if there is a "Fast Boot" option and, if so, disable it, because it may be trying to boot too quickly for the CD drive to be recognised.

  BigMoFoT 12:49 21 Nov 2005

the CD is bootable? Is it a standard IDE drive or a SATA?

  WhiteTruckMan 13:58 21 Nov 2005

check that it can see the cd drive. on a long shot, see if the cd is on the first ide channel, not the second.


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