How to solve the boot failure and home page problems?


I've recently developed two problems:

1)When I start up my computer it sometimes goes to a black screen that says: Disk Boot Failure

Insert system Disk and press enter. Reboot usually works. How can I correct/prevent?

2)Yahoo is my email and home page. When I input email address and password I keep getting

"The page cannot be displayed" and refresh doesn't always work. Tried and can't get an answer from Yahoo.

Can you help me?


This question was answered on December 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


This issue could be caused by any of the following possibilities.

Boot options are not set properly in CMOS

Non bootable CD or CD-R in computer

All boot devices set are not bootable



Verify that the boot options within CMOS are set properly Below is an example of how we recommend the boot options be set

Floppy drive

CD-ROM drive

Hard Drive

Other / Network


Verify that no CD or CD-R is in the computer possibly causing the computer to attempt to boot from that disc


If all of the above recommendations have been attempted and you encounter the same issue it is likely that the computer is not detecting any devices in the computer that are bootable Attempt to boot from a bootable floppy disk

If you are unable to boot from a known bootable floppy diskette ensure that the floppy drive is properly setup, additional information and troubleshooting on the computer floppy drive can be found on document CH000277

Once you are able to boot from a bootable floppy diskette ensure that the hard disk drive is able to be read Information about why you may not be able to see the hard drive when booting from a floppy diskette can be found on document CH000047

The page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for is currently unavailable The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options On the Connections tab, click Settings The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP)

If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings

If you would like Windows to try and discover them, click Detect Network Settings

Some sites require 128-bit connection security Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed

If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0

Click the Back button to try another link

Cannot find server or DNS Error

Internet Explorer

The solution is included in the error message: Click the Tools pull-down menu, and then click Internet Options On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.

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Posted by Kareem of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 27, 2004