Boot Disk Failure in Windows® 7
What is a boot disk failure issue that occurs during installation of Windows 7?
Most of the users do not pay a lot of attention to the process called 'booting' that occurs when they first turn on their computer. However, there may be a time when it is essential to work in the boot process in order to solve some problem and to make use of something called a boot disk or a 'startup' disk as per Microsoft. You may not much use this, but a boot disk is something everyone should have. There are various versions of boot disk. But, the basic contents are some form of Operating Systems that will let you to run your computer from somewhere other than the hard drive. The boot process in the system may fail due to various reasons and in this case, you could not boot up the system correctly from this boot disk. This situation is known as the boot disk failure.
Following are some of the causes why the boot disk failure occurs after installing Windows 7:
- Incorrect boot options
- Corrupted RAM
- BIOS battery issues
Incorrect boot options
The incorrect boot options in CMOS are main reasons for the boot disk failure issue that comes after installing Windows 7. CMOS is the complementary Metal Oxide semiconductor. If the boot option in this is not inserted correctly, then the boot disk failure occurs. Also, the incorrect settings in BIOS could make this issue. So you need to check for your BIOS setting. If the sequence in which the devices boot from is not correct, you could arrange them correctly. If the local hard disk is not working properly, then the system will show error messages and this will block the booting.
If the RAM in the system is corrupted, then also this issue will occur. If any of the modules in the system memory is damaged, then the system could not load the files on to the main memory. If any issue occurs in the hard disk, then also you could not load the boot files. To fix this issue, you need to remove your RAM from the motherboard. If any dust particles are there, then you need to clean them and restart the system. This could solve the issue if the reason behind this is memory.
The BIOS battery also will result in boot disk failure issue. You need to check your BIOS battery if this occurs. This is a circular battery placed in the motherboard of the system. You have to ensure that this battery is working fine. A dead BIOS Battery could disable the booting of the system. So, fix it and restart the system correctly.
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