I hope one or a combination of the recommendations I've made correct your issue. forum ID=7&thread ID=257993&message ID=2552073#2552073Submitted by: H41N Please see below for additional advice from our members. Once or twice in the six weeks since I purchased the computer, the error did not appear. While we\u0027re in the BIOS, I\u0027d recommend that you ensure that it is recognizing the drive correctly on each startup.If you have any additional recommendations for Marlene, let's hear them! If I shut the PC down and restart it, everything appears to run OK. If it is, disable it and give it a test run of 2-3 days under a regular rebooting cycle to see if the error persists. The easiest way to ensure this is to reset your BIOS default settings.
Before doing that, I need to know if there is anything else I can try. This answer was voted most helpful by our community members Answer: Disk Boot Failure - Some Things To Try Marlene, The disk boot failure could come from a number of sources. Ultimately, if you were to pick up (or could somehow borrow) a different IDE cable to test for a short time it may also call out a failed or failing cable as well.
The way to do that is to Restart the computer, and press F2 and hold on the keyboard, it will get you into the System Bios, then you will see options, you want to go the the CMOS settings. Since you say you bought it 6 weeks ago, I believe I'd have them send me a new one under warranty, and return the problem one.
It's obvious that it wasn't set up correctly or has other issues with the read heads or has been tampered with.
Restart the computer, If the computer wont boot from the floppy disk, then it is probably because the boot sequence has been changed, which is why you may get the error your getting. When you talk to HP and the store you got it from, write down dates, and times, and people you spoke with, Just in case there is a problem with mother board, or wiring, that requires you to take it back for repairs.
You can also skip that step and just go to the system Bios to check the CMOS settings for start up. Good Luck, Richard Elkind Since most new computers do not have a floppy, you can check to make sure your CD Rom is first in the boot order, then HHD next, etc.