East Imperial Soft
November 7, 2017
How To Fix Disk Boot Failure
We get questions about an error called “Disk Boot Failure” from our users quite often. In addition, many users have detected a loss of files on their computer. In this article, we will look at the main causes of the error “Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press Enter”, and the solution methods.
When you turn on your computer, first run the BIOS, and then starts loading the operating system. If the BIOS can not find the disk to boot, you will certainly see the error message “Disk Boot Failure” on the screen. In addition, the download process will be completed. And, as a result, you will not be able to access your data. If you want to fix this problem, first you need to find out the reasons. Let’s look at a few basic reasons and, accordingly, ways to solve them.
1. A damaged hard drive or partition
If the hard disk or partition is damaged, there will be a “Disk Boot Failure” error, because the operating system will not be able to boot.
The solution. In this case, you’d better replace the drive and immediately reinstall the Windows operating system.
2. Incorrect configuration of a new hard disk
Perhaps you have just installed a new hard disk on your computer. But when you try to load Windows, you still see the «Disk Boot Failure». In this case, most likely, the new hard disk is configured incorrectly.
The solution. After installing a new HDD, you need to insert the installation disc and restart the computer.
3. The hard disk is not connected correctly.
In addition to the incorrect configuration, if your hard drive is not connected properly, it will not be able to successfully communicate with your computer, it will also lead to the «Disk Boot Failure» error.
The solution. In this case, you can turn off the computer, and then check the connection of the hard drive and the motherboard. After making sure that everything is correct, you can try to start Windows again.
4. Software system settings conflicts
In addition, sometimes after installing any third-party software and restarting the computer the next time you can also get this error. In this case, there is a great chance that the software conflicts with your operating system.
The solution. In such situations, the only way is to use a system recovery disc or simply reinstall your operating system. However, in this process, you may experience data loss.
5. Boot Sector Viruses
As usual, most viruses can only damage files on the hard drive. But in fact there are some viruses that can damage the boot sector of the drive. If the boot sector is infected, the hard disk, of course, will not be able to boot.
Solution: This situation is rather complicated. Removing viruses from the hard drive will cause a lot of problems in the BIOS settings and Windows system. This is quite difficult. Therefore, you must take daily precautions. For example, it’s easy to install a reliable anti-virus program and update it regularly.
6. Incorrect BIOS boot sequence
The BIOS is a program that works to find a bootable hard disk based on its boot order of the device when the computer starts. Therefore, if the BIOS boot sequence is incorrect, it can not find a boot disk.
The solution. In this case, you can change the boot order of the BIOS. When you restart your PC, open the BIOS and go to the “Download” tab. Then change the order that the internal hard drive is the first boot option. Save the settings and restart your computer.
7. Failure of Windows
In addition, the “failure to boot disk” can also be caused due to Windows system failures, such as damage to system files.
The solution. As in the above case, you must reinstall the Windows operating system.
We listed the main causes of the error “Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press Enter”. As we wrote earlier, very often this error is accompanied by loss of files on the computer. In case of a similar situation, we recommend using the data recovery software. For example, Magic Partition Recovery. This utility for file recovery includes various advanced algorithms that allow the program to return deleted files and folders that other products do not even see to recover files.
Download the Magic Partition Recovery utility from the official developer site.