Boot Disk Failure & Norton Ghost



Phil Chatfield
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Phil Chatfield Wrote:
> Strange problem; if I have my Norton Ghost CD in my Emprex DVD-RW drive
> my computer will boot normally (!). If the CD is not in the drive I
> get the 'boot disk failure, insert system disk and press enter'?
>
> This all began when I was writing to a DVD-RW using Pinnacle Instant
> CD/DVD. The process 'hung' and I had to reset the machine (crash out
> of windows) to get out. I then got a message saying the master boot
> record was missing/faulty? I used Norton Ghost to restore the MBR.
> Still had the boot disk error. Tried repairing WinXP Pro. Able to
> boot into windows during course of repair but error returned on
> completion.
>
> It was by coincidence that I discovered I was able to boot up if the
> Norton Ghost CD was in the drive. I'm stumped - suggestions please? :)

PROBLEM SOLVED! I cleared my CMOS to reset the BIOS and the problem
had gone, gone, gone! Pity I didn't think of that four days ago! :)
:) :)


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Phil Chatfield

bigdoubleya
07-10-2005, 02:00 AM
Phil, you're a genius.

Mark

"Phil Chatfield" wrote:

>
> Phil Chatfield Wrote:
> > Strange problem; if I have my Norton Ghost CD in my Emprex DVD-RW drive
> > my computer will boot normally (!). If the CD is not in the drive I
> > get the 'boot disk failure, insert system disk and press enter'?
> >
> > This all began when I was writing to a DVD-RW using Pinnacle Instant
> > CD/DVD. The process 'hung' and I had to reset the machine (crash out
> > of windows) to get out. I then got a message saying the master boot
> > record was missing/faulty? I used Norton Ghost to restore the MBR.
> > Still had the boot disk error. Tried repairing WinXP Pro. Able to
> > boot into windows during course of repair but error returned on
> > completion.
> >
> > It was by coincidence that I discovered I was able to boot up if the
> > Norton Ghost CD was in the drive. I'm stumped - suggestions please? :)
>
> PROBLEM SOLVED! I cleared my CMOS to reset the BIOS and the problem
> had gone, gone, gone! Pity I didn't think of that four days ago! :)
> :) :)
>
>
> --
> Phil Chatfield
>


Boot Disk Failure & Norton Ghost