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Z240 SFF - caddy/insert for 3.5" HDD in

Q: Z240 SFF - caddy/insert for 3.5" HDD in

Hi, I'm wanting to install 2 x 3.5" HDDs in my new Z240 SFF Workstation. There is a bay that already came with an insert and one of the new drives slots into that just fine. However it looks like some sort of insert/caddy is needed for the "External/internal shared 3.5" bay", as it is too big for the drive itselt to slot in. It looks like this bay is sized for some sort of optical disk. I've called HP and their spare parts people here in Australia, but no one can find the part needed. Can some one please help?
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A:No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

Any luck with this?
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A:There is no disk in the drive, please insert a disk into drive device harddisk1 dr22

You might need to install a new micro-SDHC flash card into your phone
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A:Please insert game into F drive?

It's either the disk itself for the game or the external cd drive may be going bad. try testing with different kinds of disks: audio cd, video dvd, data cd, data dvd, etc. see what the external drive reads and does not read. if it works with all types of disks without flaw, then I'm going to say that the media disk itself for your game is bad. Hope this helps, take care!
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A:Memory stick -- insert last disk of multi-volume set?

it could be that the zip file is part of a lot more files. they are usually broken up into smaller parts to upload, and you need all of them to decompress the file.

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A:HDD recognition problem with USB caddy

Possibly the old drive is a bad drive... age and technology lapses make the suffer.
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A:DVD drive turns into a CD drive when I insert DVDs

Unlike you, I'd expect this to be a hardware problem. You've ruled out that the disks are faulty by trying them in other drives, and you've established it can read some dvds. I think the drive is faulty.

Good news is you can pick up a fancy new dvd burner for about $15-20
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A:Insert disk drive error

Solutions here:
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A:"Please Insert Disk"... On a memory stick drive?

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Do you have any friends or associates who have working tech knowledge? What is the make of your hard drive?
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Sorry for my English. Hopefully u know what I mean..

A:Reboot & select proper boot device or insert..

Did you check the boot priority in BIOS? It should be HDD first.
Still, you can try another SATA cable just to try if it is ok,
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A:'Asus m2n SLI' - black DIMM slots wont insert my DDR2 RAM properly

Is it possible that you need to flip the RAM modules 180 degrees? The notch in the insertion end is not in the middle so it will prevent the RAM from seating if you insert it backwards.
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A:Where to insert Graphic cards?

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A:Insert boot media?

You have likely made an error in the installation of your Windows or whatever software...
Or your hard drive has gone bad on the outer 8 sectors of the magnetic media and cannot be read.
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A:Randomly: "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected.."

Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
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A:No Boot Device available - insert boot disk and press any key

Have you tried putting your old HDD back in?
Cables connected correctly?
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A:Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

If you have a look at the drive on the right, that's what a hard drive should look like

I am assuming that you are using a desktop and not a laptop

Did have a nice pretty circle around it showing you, but it wouldn't let me upload that one
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1st see this post and try running drivecleanup on your PC (with all USB devices disconnected)

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

you may want to look at your power supply. different optical drives consume power at different rates. If it didn't see the disk in the drive, there is a possibility that the drive was not powered up or spinning the disk at a speed fast enough to read the data. I see that you have a custom machine so its possible that with all the upgrades you now may need a beefier power supply. Thats just 1 of several possibilties. Whats the wattage on the one you have now?
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A:Insert media and select boot device


sounds like a thermal fault, or a mobo failure,

Try this

strip the board down, use one stick of memory and just the video card.

No HDD's or CD rom units

See if the System powers on.

Let us know
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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

I forgot to mention, my motherboard IS detecting Both my CD drives, both my HD's and my floppy drive.
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A:Can you put a Blu-Ray drive into a caddy?

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device?

I just want to be clear here (point form is sometimes good)

PC Bluescreens
Removed Ram (looks to be physically faulty, gold plate scratched off)
Turned on computer (not sure if you re-inserted the original Ram here again)
Now cannot find HardDrive boot sector
Tried Ram from another (unknown) computer (Note: Ram specs may be incorrect)
Would not POST (Power On Self Test)
Put the original Ram back in
From here, I don't know what's happening, probably not Booting again (ie your long heading)

This is what I recommend (even though I'm still a little unsure where your at!)

Remove the Ram (By the way 1 or 2 Ram Cards?)
Blow out (either compressed air in a can, or just using your breath) the Ram slots
Re-insert the Ram (you usually just need one in there to test with) Note: They click in
Unplug the cables going to your HardDrive (HardDrive end and Motherboard end)
Re-insert the HardDrive data cable (securely)
Do the same for the HardDrive Power Connector (pull it out, then push it in with a little force)
Now do the same for the CD/DVD Drive data and power cables (you can even just leave these cables fully out)

Turn on !

Did it work?
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A:Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter

Just go into the Bios and (For my motherbaord) in Advanced BIOS Features, set primary, seconday etc boot devices as you like.
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A:Something's wrong when I insert a CD

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issue resolved- see post #3


I have a damaged hard drive (WD 250GB) that I pulled from my external enclosure.
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Now when I start up my PC, it gives me that error message, but my Primary boot disk (Seagate 80GB) works fine when th Slave isn't plugged in. (I'm guessing it's a BIOS or a jumper setting that's telling it to look at the Slave as the Boot disk???)

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A:Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

Put the drive into a powered USB enclosure. It must have its own power adapter. You have a good chance of recovery there.
If you must put it inside a case, you must change the jumpers, assuming you are using PATA or EIDE. The main drive to which you are copying, must be jumpered as Master, and the failed drive must be jumpered as slave. USE EIDE 80 conductor 40 connector cables.
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Once you start this recovery, do not stop until done, as it is possible the drive will never again power up, depending on its condition. Keep that drive spinning.

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A:Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device

When you say you "tried everything," what did you try? Give us a clue regarding your prior efforts so we don't waste time suggesting the same old thing again.
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A:Boot Disk Failure Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Can you access the master hard drive when jumpered as Slave and the other as master... or when you change the cable locations for cable select?
If you can, run the drive fitness test of the hard drive manufacturer. I suspect you will find a failed S.M.A.R.T. test, and probably other errors in the extended test... Particularly if it is a WD, Hitachi, or Maxtor drive.
If the drive is failing a "REPAIR" windows may work, but it will not last for long.
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My problem is as follows.

When i boot my machine without the Xp pro disc in the Cd-rom Drive i get the invalid boot disk error after post.

IF i leave the xp pro disc in the cd-rom drive, and do not boot from it, my system will then finish posting and boot as normal.

I have tried recovery console:

chkdsk /p

In that order no avail.

I also flashed my motherboard bios (asus m2n4-sli). To no avail.

I am thinking my HDD is not saving the MBR for some strange reason, and before i replace it, i would like to hear your views.


A:Invalid boot disk, insert system disk

Couldn't this be a disc fault
Have you confirmed the disc works in another computer ?

Check if the CD/DVD drive jumper is set to Master or Slave or Cable Select
I have seen issues before when Cable Select works and systems that Master works - very strange I know.
You may need to check Hard Drive as well

Also confirm the data cable for Hard Drive and CD/DVD is in the correct order.
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I took out the the new CD-drive and switched back to my old connection, and it worked great.

Then, I had the 320 GB connected, and the old cd-drive to the IDE. I get the error message. I've tried every single possible combination of jumper settings and replaced the IDE cables.

What do I need to do to get this to work, before I throw my computer out the window?

A:"Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter"

Windows has detected the change as an attempt at piracy. You will now have to reinstall Windows in repair mode, then talk to Microsoft over the phone to get it re-established.
This is common with OEM versions of Windows. Windows will detect any change in the hardware, other than memory, as a possible attempt to bypass the Windows Install parameters... it thinks the computer has been changed.
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It sounds like a motherboard failure to me.
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Help me, please!
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Buy a new drive or return it under warranty. The drive is a lost cause... it's trashed.

"now my hard drive is making clicking noises."Click to expand...

That's the head clicking as it seeks back and forth, which is commonly referred to as the "Click of Death". Basically, that is the drive attempting to read over and over, but being unable to. There is no way to repair it. Freezing it in a ziploc bag might get you 20 minutes or so, but since you formatted it, I'm assuming there is no data to recover.
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread.

is your hard drive recognised in bios?

if not, check that the cables attached to your hard drive are properly connected.

If they are and you still can`t boot, try changing your hard drive IDE cable and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Is it an ata drive?
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A:Disk Boot Failure, Please Insert Syste, Disk And Press Enter

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I had a similar

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A:Disk boot Failure insert system disk and press enter

there arnt any disks in the flopy drive are there

jsut thoghut id ask:blush:
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Ok I dont wanna sound patronising but !! have you left a floppy in the floppy drive?
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Insert your XP Cd and run a windows repair on your computer.

Also, make sure your HDD is being detected by your system. You should be able to see you hard drive listed in the bios. (Is it an IDE drive or SATA)?

(ps. I deleted your other identical thread. No need for two as it just confuses things)
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A:Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk and Press Enter

ok.. that sounds like (most likely that is) that the floppy drive either died or connected teh wrong way around (they have a notch on the connector saying which way tehy go up/down but with floppy ones you may need to watch out that one of the pin holes is reversed i think).. or something is in one of those drives..

take em out and check for pin damage on the mobo and device as well as on the ide cables.

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then if that fails try this setup first, everything else disconected
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if you can get windows loaded then proceed..

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4. new cable "--"

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Did you really try ALL suggestions? Where did you get these suggestions from? Read this:
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A:Need help "Disk boot failure, insert system disk"

have you tried undoing the IDE cable and then re-plugging it back in? I know sometimes ive had the kind of problem when putting together a old machine. I end up just redoing my cables and it will come on. Then again if it dosent work I usally end up putting a diffrent HD in instead. Im kinda new here so i prolly dont have the best advice but it the only thing i can think of.

This might sound stupid, but ive seen it more than enough times. I think its only on older machines, but if you leave a floppy disk in the drive, shut down, and then turn the machine back on with the floppy in. The computer will say something along those lines and not boot into windows. All you have to do is take out the flopply and restart.

Best of Luck to You! :giddy:
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never mind

I turned off digital in device manager and everything is a-ok.
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You could try the USB settings in the BIOS setup. Like disable USB keyboard support etc.

Did you put the Belking driver on both instances of Windows?

To rule out a problem with Windows download a bootable Linux CD like INSERT or Knoppix. Burn and boot it and see if you can access your external HD. It should also detect your USB mouse.

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A:Bizarre Boot Failure Insert System Disk

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Two things:

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A:Boot failure - insert system disk

RE.: Previous

I forgot: I am in the south of France
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I have seen faulty HardDrive connection to the Motherboard cause this
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A:Windows fails to load (insert startup disc?)

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A:Disk boot failure, insert system disk

Hi sylarforever,

Can you supply some more information about your system?
The new HDD - is it a SATA device?
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do you know how to get to services and shut down IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
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What program? Are you sure you're on Windows?
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A:Error message at boot up: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot...

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Newegg has a Western Digital 1TB hdd for $69.99 plus tax and shipping. 
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I have a gateway DX4500 with 5 gigabytes of ram and an AMD Quad Core Processor.

A:Please insert multi-volume set to continue.

The index is looking through any zip file on your hard drive and if it sees a multivolume compressed file it will ask for the multivolume set. Do you use a zip utility like Winzip or are you using Vista's own built in zip compression?
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A:Not Bootable Device - Insert Boot Disk and Press Any Key

You might want to go to the website of your hd manufacturer, download their diagnostic utiity, burn it to cd and run it. Alternatively, you can try SeaTools for DOS.
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First...system manufacturer and model?
Just guessing...but I would disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it...then see if the BIOS properly recognizes the hard drive.  If it does, then I would try to boot.
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==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file\folder will be moved.)
2015-04-03 13:11 - 2015-04-03 13:12 - 00000000 ____D () C:\FRST
2015-04-03 12:56 - 2015-04-03 12:56 - 00001173 _____ () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Mozilla Firefox.lnk
2015-04-03 12:56 - 2015-04-03 12:56 - 00001161 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Mozilla Firefox.lnk
2015-04-03 12:56 - 2015-04-03 12:56 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00003606 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tasks\SUPERAntiSpyware Scheduled Task f992b4ee-bacd-4b2e-b5b0-780f5fa0d79d
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00003524 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tasks\SUPERAntiSpyware Scheduled Task e8c896a0-3f32-471d-9388-8db14a8b5b01
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00001822 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.lnk
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000540 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\SUPERAntiSpyware Scheduled Task f992b4ee-bacd-4b2e-b5b0-780f5fa0d79d.job
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000540 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\SUPERAntiSpyware Scheduled Task e8c896a0-3f32-471d-9388-8db14a8b5b01.job
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\chris_000\AppData\Roaming\
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SUPERAntiSpyware
2015-04-03 12:13 - 2015-04-03 12:13 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2015-04-03 12:12 - 2015-04-03 12:12 - 21580144 _____ (SUPERAntiSpyware) C:\Users\chris_000\Downloads\SAS_1337.EXE
2015-04-02 14:50 - 2015-04-03 06:08 - 00088477 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-04-02 14:50 - 2015-04-02 14:50 - 00000000 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\setuperr.log
2015-04-02 14:50 - 2015-04-02 14:50 - 00000000 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\setupact.log
2015-04-02 11:59 - 2015-04-03 12:54 - 00000830 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
2015-04-02 11:59 - 2015-04-02 11:59 - 00003718 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater
2015-04-02 11:43 - 2015-04-02 11:43 - 00002802 _____ () C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tasks\CCleanerSkipUAC
2015-04-02 11:43 - 2015-04-02 11:43 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CCleaner
2015-04-02 11:43 - 2015-04-02 11:43 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\CCleaner
2015-04-01 19:08 - 2015-04-03 09:02 - 00136408 _____ (Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\MBAMSwissArmy.sys
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-04-01 19:07 - 00000642 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.lnk
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-04-01 19:07 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-04-01 19:07 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-03-17 06:15 - 00107736 _____ (Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\mbamchameleon.sys
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-03-17 06:15 - 00064216 _____ (Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\mwac.sys
2015-04-01 19:07 - 2015-03-17 06:15 - 00025816 _____ (Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\mbam.sys
2015-04-01 19:06 - 2015-04-01 22:46 - 00002492 _____ () C:\Users\chris_000\Desktop\Rkill.txt
2015-04-01 19:04 - 2015-04-03 13:06 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\chris_000\Desktop\Viru bleep
2015-04-01 16:01 - 2015-04-01 16:01 - 00000017 _____ () C:\Users\chris_000\AppData\Local\resmon.resmoncfg
2015-04-01 15:50 - 2015-04-01 15:50 - 00000730 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\WildStar.lnk
2015-04-01 15:30 - 2015-04-01 15:30 - 00000000 ____D () C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\NBRTWizardx64
2015-04-01 15:30 - 2015-04-01 15:30 - 00000000 ____D () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard
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