I am getting this message when I try booting. I tried other options - changing boot sequence, boot from Win98, using FIXMBR utility. The Setup does not recognize a hard disk. Before it died, it was waking up if I tried to boot after a dormancy of 2 or 3 days, but it used to be awfully slow and would eventually hang up with a blue screen. This happened after I installed a USB wireless adapter.
There is no hard drive self test feature in the BIOS. Can you pls suggest pointers to upgrade the BIOS?
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Did you reinstall windows? If not, you need to put an operating system
disk in the cd drive and boot from it and reinstall windows.
If you don't get an option to Press Any Key to Boot From CD message then
turn the computer off and restart it and watch the screen for which key
it says to hit to Change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence. Hit that key
when you see the message otherwise it will not work and you will have
to reboot. This is a temporary fix that will work that this boot cycle.
If you want to make a permanent change to the boot cycle or boot
sequence you have to turn the computer off then turn it on and watch for
which key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup. You
have to hit that key when you see the message or it will not work and
you'll have to start over. Once inside the Bios or System Setup got the
the Boot Tab so you can change the boot order or boot sequence.
Normally you want it to boot from the CD drive 1st and the Hard Drive
2nd. With this setup just make sure when you boot the computer that you
don't have a music cd or movie dvd in the drive or it will try to boot
from it and give you an error message.
You computer is trying to boot from somewhere other than your hard drive.
Turn the computer off and when you turn it on, watch the screen for
which key it says to hit to Change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence. Hit
that key when you see the message or it will not work and you will have
to reboot and try it again. Select the Hard Drive as your bood device
and let it boot up. This is a temporary change only good for this boot
cycle. You need to make a permanent change to the boot order.
To make a permanent change to the boot order or sequence, turn the
computer off and watch the screen for which key it says to hit to get
into the BIOS or System Setup. Hit that key when you see the message or
you will have to restart and try again. Once you get into the BIOS or
System Setup tab over to change the boot order or boot sequence.
Normally the best sequence is to have the DvD/CD drive 1st and the Hard
Drive 2nd. Just make sure when you boot the computer that you don't
have a music cd or movie dvd in the drive or you will get an error
message if it tries to boot from it. You want this sequence just incase
you have problems with your hard drive, then you can put a repair disc
or system disc in the dvd/cd drive and it will boot from it so you can
try to fix the problem.
Sound like you might be be booting from your hard drive or you might
have a music cd or movie dvd in the CD/DvD Drive. When you turn the
machine on watch the screen and see what key it says to hit to Change
the Boot Sequence or Boot Order, then hit that key while the message is
displayed. Select your hard drive as the boot device and then see if it
If it boots you need to reboot and watch the screen again to see what
key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup. Once in the
Bios or System Setup tab over to the Boot Sequence or Boot Order and
make your cd drive the 1st Boot Device and the Hard Drive the 2nd. This
will make the change permanent, whereas the change we did before is only
for that boot cycle. When you boot just make sure nothing is in the
Click the power button and watch the screen to see which key it says to press to get into the Bios or System Setup. Change the boot order or boot sequence. It looks like it is set to boot from a Network or LAN first. You want to boot from the hard drive 1st or the cd drive 1st and the hard drive 2nd. This will change it permanently. Then reboot.
There might also be an option to change it temporarily when you boot the system. Just watch the screen and see if it shows you which key to press to change the boot order or boot sequence. It is only effective for this one boot.
This is usually due to corrupted files on your hard drive or a problem with the cables connecting your hard drive to your computer. Try obtaining a software disc on your operating system and booting from it. This will give you repair options or an option to reinstall. There might also be a button you can press during the BIOS screen that will help repair or reinstall your OS. If this doesn't work, it is a problem inside your computer with the hardware.
it's trying to boot up from the network instead of from your harddrive.
It could mean that it's unable to find your harddrive.
One thing to check is the BIOS settings for the boot option - make sure the harddrive boots BEFORE it tries to boot from network.
Once you turn on your laptop it will tell you what to press to get in to the bios to change these options (could be either F1, F2, F10, DEL or maybe even something else)
Once in the BIOS look for BOOT OPTIONS
you may face either harddisk failure, a driver problem or virus infection:
tools: original win98-cd (or a bootable image
version of it), antivir-software on cd!
- please check whether it is possible to boot from win98-cd, with cd-rom support, not from harddisk.
(such option should be availabe after bios-load is over)
leave the setup process without fully installing (press F3 button when asked for repair or install option)
in both cases :
type at the dos-prompt:
(command for changing to harddisk, windows-folder, booting windows from harddisk, but without loading all the drivers as usually)
win98 should come up in protected mode or give error messages.
- access cd-drive and execute vir-scan. - delete and/or repair infected files - turn down, attempt to reboot from hd - if still impossible reboot from win98-cd, run repair of installation and try once again standard boot
problem solved? if not, take down error messages consult fixya again!
Boot sequence isn't enough. You have to turn OFF (disable) the boot from network. The error your seeing is result of the network boot rom not finding PXE server to boot from. Again, be sure to disable boot from network.