Once upon a time...there were situations where delayed hard drive spin up caused similar notices because the system was ready to go except for the HDD....thus the HDD failure notice. And when you restart (vice first power on) .. everything is OK because the HDD is already up and running.
I have an hp desktop that says boot disk failure when i start up. I have done the following to try to correct it.
1. Loaded windows cd hit repair and reinstalled windows.
2. Checked to make sure no lose cables.
3. Checked bios
4. Ran chkdsk says drive is fine
What is odd is when i get that error i press crtl alt del amd the sys restarts and windows loads fine. This only happens when the pc is first powered on. I dont know what else to do before getting a new hard drive. Anyone have any other ideas?