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Sunshinejudi
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Disk Boot Failure

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Pavilion a1520n
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I turned on my computer this morning, to find a BLACK SCREEN with the following message:

 

DISK BOOT FAILURE,  INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.

 

The problem I have is I don't have a system disk.  Is there anything I can do to get this computer working again.  The warranty has long ago expired.   HELP....Please

 

Judi

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WAWood
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@Sunshinejudi

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!


Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...

That error message, on a older XP-era PC, most likely means the hard drive has failed.


To check that, press the Esc key repeatedly while rebooting.  That should bring up an HP utilities menu.

 

When you see that, press the key indicated in the menu to run hard disk diagnostics.

 

Report back here what the diagnostics find.


We can proceed when you provide the information.

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This error message can be easily solved by applying below given solutions one by one,

 

 

Fix 1: Modify BIOS Boot Order to fix the incorrect boot sequence scenario

 

Fix 2: Try after Removing Recently Added Hardware Device

 

Fix 3: Check HDD for failures

 

Fix 4: Using the Startup Repair Tool

 

Fix 5: Verify your System Files are damaged or not via Windows OS Disk

 

 

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