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when i start my hp pc p6040in with windows vista home basic, it shows me a blank screen with message Err1Err2 and after pressing enter it shows me message DISK BOOT FAILURE.INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER........also i am unable to start system recovery option.

i have tried replugging the hard disk connections and changing the the sata port connection of hard drive to mother board.

any solution or idea..?

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Hi,

Run the diagnostics and the other utilities I posted.

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From the COMMAND prompt of your Boot Disk run these (you can run them in windows however they are
more efficient from the boot disk prompt so I will list both ways).

Command Prompt of a Boot Disk

chkdsk /f /r

REBOOT

sfc /scannow

REBOOT

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Inside Windows - Regular or Safe Mode

Run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

Start - type in Search box - COMMAND find at top of list - RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program
generates in Windows Vista cbs.log
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228

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BACKUP your data NOW!

Good luck.

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it means that the hardisk drive didn't detect in the BIOS, try other cable for your HDD or new PSU,, restart the machine hope it works...

Edited by benmar: n/a

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@ savis1.....since hard disk is not detected by BIOS so i cannt start any windows or dos utility and thats why i am unable to run any dignostic tool and also my computer came with hp hardware dignostic tool which is also not working properly.

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@ savis1.....since hard disk is not detected by BIOS so i cannt start any windows or dos utility and thats why i am unable to run any dignostic tool and also my computer came with hp hardware dignostic tool which is also not working properly.

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You can boot a Linux rescue CD/DVD and see if the drive is accessible or not. If not, then either the drive or the controller are fubar. If it is visible with the "fdisk -l" command, then it may be than something has munged the boot loader. There are several ways to fix that, including MS tools to restore the MBR (master boot record).

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