Disk Boot Failure error on every hard disk I put on the system
Posted on 2004-08-25
I have been trying to figure out if the Motheroard is trashed on this computer I am working on or not.
It is a a 500mhz PIII Compaq presario. The error message that comes up after you see the "Compaq" Slash screen is:
"DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".
I have tried replacing the chords between the MB and the HD. No good. Then I put in another Hard drive and still get the same error message. Then I realized that the CD ROMS (one CDRW and one regular CDROM) won't even open and are receiving no power. The Bios shows no Hard drives or CDROMS. It does however boot to a floppy and I am able to access DOS and FDISK (which shows no drives).
Could this MB shot? Or could it be something simple? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!