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Old October 3, 2009, 07:47 AM
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Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter = you have already finished POST, and it is trying to boot up, since it's a new computer you just need to stick a windows / linux / whatever CD and let it boot.
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Old October 3, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Have you installed Windows, or not? If not, that message means that there is nothing to boot with.
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Old October 3, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by If You Build It View Post
"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"
Yup, I agree with 3.0charlie and belinik. So far it's just indicating that there's nothing to boot from on the hard disk. Just go ahead and install your operating system of choice.
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Old October 3, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Thanks too all!!! I did try putting in the Window 7 iso boot disc but it wasn't working yesterday. However, this morning, I decided to put everything back together again, after lowering the vcore to 1.1 from 1.25 and bingo, bob's your uncle, presto - it worked. Got Windows 7 loaded and she works beatifully. Now I'm going to raise the vcore to where it was (via auto in the BIOS) and hope for the best.

One little glitch - I was going to install a Netgear WN311 network adapter but it seems that Netgear hasn't developed the necessary Windows 7 x64 driver yet (or at least the guy from Netgear support says so). I am surprised that a company like Netgear wouldn't have Windows 7 drivers yet since it is going to be released to the public in less than 3 weeks!

Thanks again to all for your input.

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