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Hello all, I'm running a 4 linux computers with mandriva and recently tried to use one of them only to get the error Code: Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk ...
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    Hard Drive Failure?


    Hello all,

    I'm running a 4 linux computers with mandriva and recently tried to use one of them only to get the error
    Code:
     Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk and press enter
    When I checked the BIOS settings I noticed the boot order is CD then HDD. Also, I tried to find the Hard Drive in the boot list but couldn't find it. Another strange thing it did before the BIOS was to try and enter some sort of RAID utility which is strange because there is no RAID setup on that computer and it makes some weird clicking noises like its trying to spin. I'm a little stumped but think it could be that the Hard Drive failed.

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    Yes, sounds like bad hard drive. If you have another drive around try substituting it for the potentially bad drive.
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    It looks like Hard Disk failure only. Try Testdisk to check Partition Table. Its available in Parted Magic LiveCD. If its a damaged Partition Table, TestDisk will recover it.
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    this might be a stupid question, however I downloaded parted magic, and I was wondering how I would run it on the computer with the bad hard drive?

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    It runs itself on OS (linux) that is contained on CD. Just put in drive and reboot.
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    I just add that you need to make certain you properly burn the .iso file to the blank CD as an image. If you simply copy the file to the CD, it won't work.
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    It just gets stuck on the
    Code:
     DMI pooling data.......
    this is before the other error message.

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    this is before the other error message.
    What are other error messages? Burn .iso image at lowest possible speed supported by your CD Burner package.
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    before the "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

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    disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter
    Either CD is not burned correctly or downloaded .iso image is corrupted. Check BIOS too. First Boot Device must be CD Drive.
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