DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Farfel

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Hello,
I removed IDE HDD with Win98, replaced it with SATA HDD having WinXP. I get DISK BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER when I first boot, but then I next do a Ctrl-Alt-Del and it boots up fine. New CMOS battery installed, did the Setup Utility Reset action, all to no avail. On Restart I don't get the message, but on a cold start I do. Any ideas?
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Welcome, newcomer!

the sata connection on your mobo is dodgy, replace the sata cable connecting the drive and rule out the sata cable as an issue.

if the problem persists, get another clean sata HDD and see if you can install an OS on it.

we don;t know your system specs...may we have them please?
 

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