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disk boot failure x3

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Hi i just built 3 new computers
P4 3.0 and P4 2.8 1 GIG Ram WD 80 GIG HDD, LG DVD Burner, Floppy, XP Pro.
They were all working fine ultill i installed Acrobat Pro and restarted now they are all coming up with "disk boot failure. insert system disk and press enter" some times they will boot with the XP or a bootable CD is in the drive and u dont hit a key when it asks if u want to boot of it. I have tried repairing, formating, removal of the DVD. they strange thing is that it is on all the computers. thanks

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by Dumphrey In reply to disk boot failure x3

You tried deleting partitions, rebuilding pasrtitions, and reformatting the drives? If so then I would zero the drive to be sure. Is this a legit copy of acrobat, or could you have a bad pirate version? If legit, then update all mother bord drivers from the internet after reinstall. Then fully update OS. Then any harware drivers. ANd finally any programs. I like to take a ghost image at the end of driver install befor I install any programs.

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by w2ktechman In reply to disk boot failure x3

sounds like your copy of Acrobat is corrupt.
Is it a bootleg copy? or could it be a bad download? If on a cd, send the cd back to Adobe and request a replacement. If downloaded, contact Adobe support.
If you cannot repair the OS, then wipe and reload. Verify that the licensing is in place for each machine. 1 copy of XP pro for each system. Also, patch everything completely before connecting to the Internet. From another machine, go to http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/catalog/en/default.asp and download/burn to cd(s)/dvd(s) all updates
after installing updates, go online and register the OS, back up (ghost) the HDD's, and go from there.

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Sounds like HW problems somewhere. Were they all connected to the same power strip? May have been damaged by undervoltage. Unplug the HDD and other items inside the case, does the problem still occur?
Also try only having 1 system on at a time while building.

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by w2ktechman In reply to

So, to get this right. You have flashed the BIOS, removed all non-essential devices, replaced the power supply, re-formatted the HDD, checked the plugs for IDE devices, and it still isnt working. Have you checked jumper settings, oh, maybe that is it. Sometimes when a problem occurs, if it is set for cable select, it may take extra time. Set the boot drive to IDE Master, and make sure it is set with Master on the cable, and Primary IDE controller on the board.

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by info In reply to disk boot failure x3

Hi they are still not working have reformatted again, Cleared the CMOS, updated the bios, used the lasted drivers, updated windows, disabled the floppy. Also they are very slow in booting up and scanning the drives this can take about 5mins before it comes up with "boot from CD/DVD - disk boot failure. insert system disk and press enter" any more suggestions? thanks

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by info In reply to disk boot failure x3

yes the problem still occurs when every thing is unplugged. 2 of the computers were connected to the same power point while the other one was connected to another plug. put a new power supply in an still got they same problem. thanks for all your help so far.

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by shuja52 In reply to disk boot failure x3

There is no relation to your installing acrobat pro, problem may be with your CDROM or Writer, whether the CDROM or Writer is pluuged with HDD ie sing IDE, seperate both and try again

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