Basically the laptop will not boot from the hard drive, and it will not boot from a cd also.... I don't know how to fix this issue and need serious help! If you can help I would greatly appreciate it, I also keep getting a message "Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Reatek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM."
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To use the Acer recovery CD you need to boot up with the CD. Go into the BIOS setting and scroll through the settings until you come to Boot order. Then move the CD/DVD drive up as the first boot device and the hard disk as the 2nd boot device. When you boot up the Acer with the recovery CD in the CD/DVD drive then it will boot up with the Recovery CD.
Sounds like it is trying to boot from a lan or someplace other than your
hard drive. Make sure you don't have a music cd or movie dvd in the
cd/dvd drive. Turn the computer off then turn it back on and the screen
for which key it says to hit to Change The Boot Sequence or Boot Order,
then hit that key. You have to hit the key when you see the message or
it will not work and you will have to reboot and start over. Select the
Hard Drive as the boot device and let it boot up. If you are
successful then each time you boot you will need to do this process
unless you make it a permanent change.
To make a permanent change to the boot process turn the computer off,
then turn it back on and watch the screen for which key it says to hit
to get into the Bios or System Setup, then hit that key. You have to
hit the key when you see the message or it will not work and you will
have to restart and boot again. Once you are in the Bios or System
Setup look for any reference to Boot, Boot Sequence or Boot Order. It
might be a tab you you select at the top of the window. Change the boot
order to CD\DvD as 1st and the Hard Drive as 2nd. This is the normal
boot order so that if anything goes wrong with the hard drive, you can
boot from the cd/dvd by putting in a repair disk or operating system
disk. Just make sure you don't have a music cd, movie dvd or anything
in the cd/dvd drive when you boot. Save the settings and exit the Bios
or System Setup and Reboot.
Normally you want to boot from the CD/DvD drive 1st then the Hard Drive 2nd. This is the best way because if the hard drive ever goes bad you can put a operating system disc or repair disc into the drive and boot from it.
Just be careful that when you boot the computer you don't have a music cd or movie dvd in the drive otherwise you might get an error messages saying unbootable device.
Make sure you don't have anything in the CD/DvD Drive. It sounds like your system is trying to boot from something other than your hard drive.
Turn the system off then press the power button to restart it. Watch the screen for which key it says to hit to Change the Boot Order or Boot Sequence and hit that key when you see the message. Select the Hard Drive as your boot device and let it boot up again. This is a temporary change that is only good for the current boot cycle.
It the system boots then you want to restart the computer and this time watch the screen and see which key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup and hit that key. When it opens tab over to the Boot and set your boot order or boot sequence to have the CD/DvD drive 1st and your Hard Drive 2nd. This is the normal way so that if your hard drive ever fails to boot you can put a cd in the drive to remedy the problem. Otherwise, just make sure nothing is in the cd/dvd drive when you turn the boot the computer.
ok, this is a muti step process. 1. Remove the hard drive and push the power button. When the HP screen appears enter the Bios. This is usually done by pressing ESC, Del or F1 when the computer displays the HP screen. If you get into the Bios open and insert a bootable CD/DVD close the drive door and let teh computer continue to boot. If you don't have a disk handy you can get Knoppix, a Linux OS designed to run from DVD/CD, at most used book stores for about $5. If the computer starts your problem is the hard drive. 2. Assuming the computer did not boot. With the hard drive out, remove the RAM and repeat the steps above. 3. If the computer still fails to boot remove the CD/DVD drive and repeat. At this point you can reinstall the hard drive and RAM. Your goal here is to remove items until you locate the one that is causing the problem. Since you have already replaced the motherboard a second time you are pretty sure your main board is good so it must be a different device. The most likely fault is the Hard Drive followed by RAM, CD/DVD drive, MODEM, WiFi and so forth. Once the computer boots with a specific device removed you know that device is at fault and replace it to resolve the issue.
Basically some causes of blue screen is the RAM check the RAM remove
first maybe it is clogged by the dust. Remove the dust of the memory
stick and insert it back to you computer. Usually of you have this
problem again you need a recovery disk. Load a windows CD to your CD
drive you need to boot and repair the windows.
you can configure it on the bios settings of the unit itself (possibly F2 or F11) Then go to boot sequence then look for the removable device. Then save your settings and restart your laptop. It should be working now.
The only things that can do this are: A card failure, a hard drive failure, Motherboard faiulre, A Power Supply failure, Faulty RAM. To toubleshoot.. disconnect Hard Dive, CD/DVD remove any & all cards, see if it boots,if it does, add the Hard Drive, reboot, then add the CD/DVD, reboot, then replace A card, reboot & so on... until ya find the faulty component, that stops it. If it doesn't remove ram & see if it powers up, it will NOT boot. If it doesn't ya PSU is most probably faulty. If it does ya RAM/motherboard is faulty. So basically strip it down see if it powers up. than add things one at a time to find the culprit.. then replace the ofending item.