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Driftwood
23-05-2010, 09:49 AM
I have a Asus L3000D here that shows "Disk Boot Failure" at startup.
The HD may have died but is still readable when slaved to another system.
I doesent show up in the bios or when booted from a win cd.
I am told it did this once previously & was overcome by removing the battery for a short period of time.

Sweep
23-05-2010, 09:53 AM
So replace the battery maybe. It may have lost the CMOS settings so it does not know a hard drive is attached.

Driftwood
23-05-2010, 11:00 AM
I was refering to the main power battery.
I think the cmos battery is ok, the time is still correct.

WarNox
23-05-2010, 12:51 PM
The mbr could be corrupt or something. Copy the data from the hdd on another system and format it, see if the setup will pick it up then.

Driftwood
23-05-2010, 01:48 PM
Fortunatly there is nothing of importance saved on it.
Darn thing, I just booted it to show someone the error message & it went right into windows.

KarameaDave
23-05-2010, 01:54 PM
Loose or faulty connector?

Driftwood
23-05-2010, 02:05 PM
Possibly, HD has been in & out a few times.
Had a good look at the conections with a magnifier last time, then sprayed them with contact cleaner. Still didn't work afterwards. Was a couple of hours after that I tryed it & it worked.