Hey everyone, when I try to boot certain computers into the KBE I sometimes get this error.

"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk 1\DR 1"

It give me an option to Cancel - Try Again - Continue

if I hit Try Again or Continue the error goes away and everything continues to load just fine, no issues.

This particularly happens on netbooks. I don't have any flashdrives plugged in or anything. Has anyone ran into this and have a solution to make this error go away?


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Are you pxe booting?

Is this a XP boot?

Did you complie your boot enviroment on a machine with extra drives attached at the time?

I have seen this problem with machines with card readers installed. 

Answered 08/22/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I am PXE booting, the KBE is the default that came with case so I dunno about extra drives however it doesn't have the error on most machines, This netbook does have a card reader, which is what I think it probably is, any way around it?
    • here are a couple of links that talk about card readers/other drives
      • can you disable the card reader in bios and see if it stops it?
  • If this is a new computer it could also be a driver problem. The newer systems have "AF" hard drives and require addtional drivers. Check a drive and look of the "AF: on the label, if there is an AF.
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Check your boot order in the BIOS.

Answered 08/22/2012 by: dugullett
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  • The boot order is Network -> HD -> Removable Device -> Other Stuff
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