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The Hard disk drive was not detected by the system. Turn off the laptop and try to reinsert the hard disk. Start the PC up and go to Bios/Cmos set up by hitting the F2/Del key.. check if the hard disk drive is in first boot set in boot priority device at ADVANCED settings. then exit and save settings.
While in the BIOS setup utility, go through the tabs/menus looking for BOOT sequence. Configure the laptop to boot from CD-Drive before any other drive. Have the installation CD in drive.Save the changes made to the BIOS configuration, and exit the BIOS. Reboot.
If the installation medium itself does not have a problem, you should be able to boot from it and have the opportunity to install the operating system.
Pop the install DVD into the drive and restart your laptop. When you see the Dell logo hit the F2 key to get you into the BIOS. Look for boot options in the list and set the DVD/CD drive as the first boot device. Save the changes and exit the BIOS.
The laptop should restart and boot form the DVD/CD drive so you can install the operating system.
Sounds like your hard drive is either dead or the cable or interface is not making a good connection. The computer cannot read the main hard drive that contains the master boot record and the computer is searching for a boot device. The pxe-e61 is the computer searching for a network drive to boot from. It then goes to the next device in it's menu. Need to check the hard drive and all cables and / or interface connections. Go through the BIOS settings and make sure the computer default settings are reset.
Try going into the BIOS settings, on the save settings page, look for a "set default settings" header and choose it. Then save and exit. Reboot and hit F8 to bring up the muti-choice menu. Choose "Last Known Good Configuration", let windows boot normally.
Phoenix, is the brand of BIOS installed on the system. BIOS = Basic In Out System and is the imbedded software (also known as Firmware) of the motherboard that coordinates the communication of the hardware (Motherboard, drives, video card etc) with the operating system (Windows). The SETUP refers to the parts of the BIOS that can be configured by the user. (You can turn components on or off, and change various settings or see what componets are installed in the system.)
unplug all the cables connected to the laptop.The moment u torn on the comp keep on tap the key F8 on the keyboard.try the options like last known good configuration,safe mode. i believe it will work after that boot your computer normally. if it doesn't we need look the BIOS settings. for that it is advisable to take your laptop to the service station..