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disk boot failure

Apr 6, 2019 9:19PM PDT

disk boot failure windows 10 has a 2 gig hard drive 8 gig ram Gigabyte Ultra Durable tm 3 motherboard
shut down Saturday fine no errors turned on sunday got black screen after post with disk boot failure that's all it will do
won't boot into windows off a system disk get same error after post
changed hard drive still the same .just changed cmos battery still the same ,might get a new Sata cable and see if that sorts it out
this not a new machine probably about 14 years old or so but has been working fine till now

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Re: boot failure
Apr 7, 2019 5:47AM PDT

I have never seen Windows 10 on a 2 GB hard drive. It needs 20 GB at least.

If it doesn't boot of an optical disk one of 4 things are wrong:
1. Not a bootable disk. Try on another PC.
2. Bad drive. Try another drive.
3. Not set as first boot device. Change in BIOS.
4. Bad motherboard. Replace.

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I'll guess
Apr 7, 2019 6:11AM PDT

This is a desktop?

It passes post.

When it tries to boot from the hdd it fails.

When you try to boot from a windows install usb stick it fails.

Is the boot order set proper in the bios?

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