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PXE-E53 and 1962 No operating system found error messages

I have an IBM NetVista 6341 B7U. It was supposed to have Windows 98 installed but when I booted it up no operating system was found. I assumed the hard drive had been wiped.

After loading Windows XP Home Edition, I got the following error: PXE53-E53 No bootfile found. The next screen said no operating system found, F1 to reboot. I thought this meant the PC was trying to boot from a network server. I looked in setup/config and found no place to set the boot order! I went to Devices & IO Ports, Network Setup and disabled Preboot Execution Enviornment Boot Agent. Now I no longer get the PXE error, it just goes directly to the 1962 No operating system found screen. I changed it back to enable Preboot Execution Environment Boot Agent because I was unable to get internet access using DSL booted from CD when the Preboot Execution was disabled. The PXE53-E53 error no longer appears, even though Preboot Execution is now enabled.

I can boot DSL from CD but I can't seem to back up settings. The system won't recognize USB drives at all, and won't let me write to a floppy. I'm new to Linux and assume this is because I don't know how to format a floppy and mount the drive.

Originally I was going to use this machine to practice setting up a dual boot environment with Windows/Linux. I need the boot from the hard drive capability becauseI think my desktop got zapped my lightening and now it won't power up. I want to swap out the hard drive and hope it still works.

I know what BIOS is and can't figure out why I can't find the boot options. I've spent hours and hours googling and haven't found (or recognized!) a solution.

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  • zkpratt Dec 27, 2008

    On boot up I get the error message in dos "1962: No operating sytem found"

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I'm working with windows xp professional. It comes up if I go into the bios and do nothing first and sometimes it goes back to 1962:no operating system found on start up. I don't know but I suspect the hard drive may be failing. I will replace it and see.


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On the NetVista S40 you can get to the boot order thru the BIOS menu (press F1 at power-on).
In the BIOS menu select Start Options (hit Enter), the next menu has Startup Sequence selected, hit Enter. You should now see the boot order change page.
The NetVista 6341 BIOS should be similar to the NetVista S40.
Hope this helps.

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Install Windows XP and then Ubuntu

Any Linux Using GRUB (preferably) Or LILO will automatically fix all "No Operating System found etc. Problems"

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