Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
SOURCE: comp won't boot
This could also happen if the hard drive is dead and trying to boot the next item or the BIOS has the Netboot option set as the first boot device.
Jump into your BIOS and make sure that the boot order is CDROM then USB then HDD. Then try again. Let us know what happens.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
PXE error means that it is trying to boot from an ethernet / lan connection.
check your boot order options first and set it to boot
1. Hard drive
2. CD rom drive
3. Floppy (or usb if you know how to do this)
4. network(aka PXE)
If it still fails then yes there MAY be an issue with your hard drive.
Check all hard drive connections before running off for a new one.
This can be especially true with SATA type drives most of which dont have any sort of true locking device to hold the connections secure.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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That message is coming from the motherboard. What it means is that your operating system wasn't found and the computer is trying to boot from a network. Because the network boot failed, you get the mysterious message.
This is happening because the computer can't read from the hard drive. It may be because the hard drive is bad or has been affected by a virus. Or its connection to the motherboard may have worked loose. Open the drive access cover and make sure the drive is firmly connected and try restarting your computer. If you still have the same trouble you'll need to have the hard drive or system board checked out.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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