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Post Posted: January 16th, 2008, 10:21 pm

did you end up solving ths problem? :)

Post Posted: March 19th, 2007, 11:42 pm

Hey guys, Just found out the problem is occuring because the motherboard isn't detecting the SATA harddrive all the time. When it doesn't detect it, it doesn't load windows giving the "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk problem" message. Works fine when BIOS detects it. Anyone know why ...

Post Posted: March 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm

something keeps overwriting ure mbr (master boot record) prob virus, stop using those warez sites and get some better security for ure broadband i use a proxy I don't go to warez sites. They still around? LOL @ warez sites. Haven't heard or seen that word in years. So a full format doesn't erase th...

Post Posted: March 10th, 2007, 11:32 pm

So I got this problem (error message: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK upon booting up, before windows logo screen) all of a sudden one day. Figured there wasn't anything important on my computer so I gave it a format and fresh installation of windows. A couple of days later, it was all good. T...

Post Posted: August 18th, 2006, 9:42 am

cheers, thanks for the reply. although i just found out the problem. had to goto device manager and under sata controller > properties, the secondary channel was somehow set to PIO mode when it should've been in UDMA mode. Set it back to UDMA and it's all good now. Both drives running at same spe...

Post Posted: August 18th, 2006, 8:57 am

I've got 2 Western Digital SATA 200GB hard drives on my computer. When I used to rip DVD's (using DVD decrypter), no matter which harddrive I saved my ISO to, the speed (read rate) would be the same. Nowadays, the 2nd hard drive (on Sata channel 2) is transferring slower. Read rates are only half or...

Post Posted: August 7th, 2006, 4:29 am

Hey thanks for the reply.

I just changed the PSU and it's working fine now :lol:

Im not too sure what PSU it is. It's a 350w and came with my Super Flower case.

Thanks again :D

Post Posted: August 7th, 2006, 2:32 am

Hey guys, Just wondering why I need to turn my computer on twice, sometimes three times for it to boot up successfully? When I turn it on the first time, nothing comes on screen and I don't hear the single beep (successful boot). So I switch off the PC (hold the power button for 3 seconds), then swi...

Post Posted: March 26th, 2006, 5:12 am

Yeh it does have SP2.

It is because I have to format the harddrive for it to appear in 'My Computer?'

Post Posted: March 25th, 2006, 7:21 am

Btw, it does come up in Device Manager in control panel. I guess Windows recognizes it but it doesn't show up in My computer.

Post Posted: March 25th, 2006, 7:18 am

Hey guys, I've just installed a 320gig HD as a secondary drive to store my movies. It's a SATA and everything is recognized in BIOS. My first Hard-drive is a 160gig WD SATA. When i first started up windows, it said found new WD3200*** Hardware... and that was it. When I go into 'My Computer', It isn...

Post Posted: December 13th, 2005, 7:43 pm

maybe you need to install drivers for that usb device of yours.

Post Posted: December 12th, 2005, 6:42 am

hey nebulous.thanks for the ideas buddy.

i hear absolutely no beeps when it boots up :(

Post Posted: December 11th, 2005, 6:53 am

ohh ok.. i'll give that a try. but isn't removing the battery the same thing as clearing cmos?

Post Posted: December 10th, 2005, 8:29 pm

I know how to remove the CPU... thanks anyways.

I've already cleared the cmos. (read first post).

Post Posted: December 10th, 2005, 6:13 am

I don't know if the bios recognizes the HD,CPU or RAM. I mean nothing comes on the screen, how can i tell? :(

Removing the cpu... hmmmm are you sure? I don't think it's come loose or anything because those things are clamped down so tight.

Post Posted: December 9th, 2005, 5:03 pm

i've just tried taking everything out except for the agp card and hardrive. still same problem :(

Post Posted: December 9th, 2005, 4:13 am

its an AGP 4x card.

I've already tried replacing it with another AGP card but still the same problem. I've also tried using an old PCI graphic card as well but it still doesnt work.

Post Posted: December 8th, 2005, 8:33 pm

Hi guys, My motherboard is a Asus P4S333/C. Theres a serious problem with this computer i have. When i switch it on, i can hear the fans running, dvd drives work (ejecting works), everything seems fine. But nothing comes on the screen. I know for certain it's not the monitor or monitor cable because...

Post Posted: January 8th, 2005, 6:25 am

or you could download zone alarm (the free version) and that also stops those pop ups as zone alarm blocks those certain ports.

Post Posted: January 4th, 2005, 7:22 pm

Only your computer would be affected... that's what i would think anyway since each computer would have a seperate installation of an operating system and i.e.

It would be traceable... an admin can easily find out which user made the installation.

Post Posted: January 4th, 2005, 8:11 am

Uninstall Messenger Plus! and it should be fine. Make sure when you install Messenger Plus!, be sure to select "don't install program with sponsors" or something along those lines...

if that fails, you can try this...


Post Posted: October 27th, 2003, 10:49 am

yep there is, use remote desktop assistance, it comes with all the windows i think.... the feature is in there somewhere....if not then u'll have to dl it... not sure whether it'll work between two computers with different os's (xp and winme)... give it a try and tell me how it goes :)

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 4:27 pm

I think nero isn't burning ur cd's because u didn't check the 'Write' box in the 'burn' tab section. Play around with the settings, it's got to be there somewhere. Otherwise upgrade to the latest version of nero. Does it matter if Nero recognizes whether the media is + or - ? Does nero burn ur dvd's?

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2003, 4:45 am

Yeh, some of the games don't work...some do. I think it depends on the person that ur trying to play with...because sometimes when i choose to play a certain person, it says game not available. But when i try it with someone else, it does work. Weird huh? Oh well, it's only a public preview...not a ...

Post Posted: July 1st, 2003, 10:01 am

Just before, i wanted to reinstall Ulead Video 6...So i went into Control Panel and Chose to uninstall it from the Add/Remove Program thingy. Funny thing was the install shield didn't actually remove it. It jumped from 0% to 100% in seconds and it told me uninstallation was successful. I went to che...

Post Posted: July 1st, 2003, 6:03 am

MSN 6 is great... there is a beta version and a public preview. The beta is leaked, and when Microsoft found out about it.. they put a stop to the program being used and released a public preview. I actually reccomend updating to it. It's quite different...add's more of a virtualality to it which di...

Post Posted: June 2nd, 2003, 12:44 am

Just a quick question about preloaders... I usually make preloaders for my flash movies since they take quite a while for 56kers to dl. Now the problem is, sometimes the preloaders work and sometimes they don't! And i really don't know why. When they don't work, it's jsut a blank white screen that t...

Post Posted: May 31st, 2003, 12:23 am

Glad to be of service... :D

Post Posted: May 30th, 2003, 8:50 pm

Hello, I've installed Windows 2003 eval copy like yours a few days ago... and have found it quite good. With ICQ, I had ICQ lite installed...after i experienced the same problem as you. So you could try dling ICQ lite and try that instead of the normal ICQ. I didn't have Firewall protection on thoug...

Post Posted: May 30th, 2003, 8:48 pm

Hello, I've installed Windows 2003 eval copy like yours a few days ago... and have found it quite good. With ICQ, I had ICQ lite installed...after i experienced the same problem as you. So you could try dling ICQ lite and try that instead of the normal ICQ. I didn't have Firewall protection on thoug...

Post Posted: May 30th, 2003, 8:43 pm

Ok, if your DVD is copyrighted...Nero deffientaly cannot handle that. It doesn't bypass the copyright protection on DVD discs. In your case, i don't think your DVD disc is copyrighted since you were able to make an image of it...right? Just not able to burn it. So if you ever come across a copyright...

Post Posted: May 30th, 2003, 5:42 am

Ok, first of all... have you chosen the right recorder? To make sure, go into recorder in the menu and select 'choose recorder' (Crtl+R). To make sure you've chosen the right one (which is the DVD burner), click eject. If your CD-burner is the one ejecting, then there is certainly something wrong. S...

Post Posted: May 29th, 2003, 12:11 am

hehe, i'd usually post it here...

The thing is, it might not work, hence need another way to get around the problem. And this thread will go on forever if the problem isn't solved in a short time. Just trying to make it fast and simple as possible for him. That's all.

Post Posted: May 28th, 2003, 10:06 pm

Wow that neostream site is awesome...i wonder how long it took the guy/girl to make that!

In fact that site goes to show the flexibility of flash really...

Post Posted: May 28th, 2003, 8:42 pm

Bah i think i know what hte problem is. Just add me to msn ( and i'll take u through it step by step.

My uncle has a similiar problem and i somehow managed to fix it for him.

Post Posted: May 28th, 2003, 12:10 am

Isn't there an option somewhere in nero that allows you to select the source drive and the destination one? What happens if you unplug the cd burner physically from the ide cable? Maybe even try burning with some other progs? Or even update your current version of Nero. As i know the first version h...

Post Posted: May 28th, 2003, 12:07 am

Well whether or not he is disabled and at the age of 20, ridiculous posts like that deserves a ban alright. Just a waste of our precious time really...

Post Posted: May 28th, 2003, 12:03 am

How old is this 'dsantamassino12' guy? It seems like he wants to learn everything about computers through this forum.

May i suggest some research or learning on your own first before you post pointless posts like that? ;)

Post Posted: May 14th, 2003, 11:43 pm

Just make sure when you delete the ntoskrnl.exe file, it must be done from DOS because Windows has a system file protection thingy which automatically restores the system files when u delete them from within Windows. You can also change your login screen as well by replacing the loginui.exe file in ...

Post Posted: May 7th, 2003, 8:25 pm

Dude, don't worry about backing up the sutpid MBR! It's pointless and stupid... If your computer ever screws up, just format it again. I mean who the hell backs up their MBR these days.

Use Norton Disk Edit, it does the job fine :D

Post Posted: May 4th, 2003, 2:16 am

You da man gadget guru! :D

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2003, 12:06 pm

oh, i got tightvnc running and all now... but i have 2 questions... The first is about using remote desktop from it possible if i actually type the address in somewhere outside my home? Does creating a winvnc server actually allow me to be able to access my computer from anywhere in the...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2003, 3:13 am

wow, i didn't know about that. Controlling a comp from a web-browser, sounds way cool. Need a speedy connection though aye? :?

Post Posted: April 29th, 2003, 3:03 am

Great little tool!

Don't you just hate it when your pc takes up precious seconds scanning the floppy and CD drives? Makes the computer run like a piece of crap :(

Post Posted: April 29th, 2003, 2:40 am

Awesome Gadget Guru! The TightVNC prog seems to do the job i want it to. Now i can control my other computer without having to run around like a spastic idiot every 2 minutes. And maybe even spy on my Dad... *evil laugh* :twisted:

Thanx again.. :D

Post Posted: April 28th, 2003, 8:45 am

U've already welcomed me! Thanks again! :D PcAnywhere, good idea... i think i'll go and dl that now! At my Uni, the teachers sometimes take control over our system amytime (just like remote control). I heard they use NetOP, but im not really sure. Is there a feature in PcAnywhere that can set the sy...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2003, 8:29 am

Hey. Yeah i've used XP's remote desktop feature. Although i have to say, both sides need a fast connection for it to run effectively. I haven't find it buggy at all or maybe i just havent explored it deeply enough. It's a great feature. i'm currently looking for a remote control program that will al...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2003, 7:37 am

Looks like the idea of upgrading to the latest Kazaa worked. I installed version 2.0.2 which i had on a backup CD and would have thought Kazaa tell me that there'd be a newer version available for dl. Didn't realise i was using an older version.

Appreciate the replies... fixed the prob. =]

Post Posted: April 27th, 2003, 11:37 am

Hello people! Just wondering if any of you could give me a hand with Kazaa. I'm currently running this computer through a simple 2 way LAN. It's connected to another computer (10/100mbits network cards) which is directly connected to the Internet via a 56k modem connection. The problem is that with ...
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