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HP Omnibook xe4500 on boot up says PXE-E61 Cable missing; Operating System Not Found. Wha do i do?

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  • gsk1985 Sep 14, 2008

    naguu, thank you for your help.

    On step 2, when i enter the bios i can see no startup nor boot so step 2 i cannot do.
    Also the PXE-E61 message is: Media test failed, check cable, followed by operating system not found.

    Any suggestions!?


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Hi,

Selecting and un-selecting drives in BIOS can be a tricky process...let's try this: a) Step 1: go into BIOS, select F9 ( restore defaults) then F10 (save and exit). Re-boot. b) Step 2: back into BIOS, go into "startup" then into "boot" and choose "diagnostics". F10 to save and exit. Re-boot. You should be able to see both your drives (DVD and HDD) while "diagnostics" runs its course during boot. If you have a drive missing, there's your problem. If you don't have a drive missing, back to the previous idea: press F12, choose to boot from CD-ROM and see what happens this time around. Good luck and let us know. Install a fresh copy of windows xp. Thank you.........

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  • Nagesh V Sep 15, 2008

    Hi,
    Sorry for in-appropriate answer. Your operating system is corrupted. You need to install a fresh copy of Windows XP. I think you have windows xp cd. Okay right. First you insert the Windows Xp bootable cd. And then restart the system. When any bootable cd is inserted into your cd rom that will automatically ask you to boot from cd. It shows that "press any key to boot from cd".. If not restrt the system again. Press Del key or F2 key(Continuously). It takes you to bios setup. There you can set the priority for cd rom. Check different tabs. IN any one if the tab there will be an option like Boot configuration. There you give the First propority to your cd rom. Press F10 for Save & Exit. Press Y and Enter. Now the system boots from your cd rom. Now you can go through the steps by windows. If you dont know how to install it, Please click on below link and note down the steps. Hopefully it should work...

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using...

    Thank you.........


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