Is it possible to PXE netboot windows XP Setup? I have a laptop with no drives other than the HDD and I can't do an in-place reinstall of windows xp.
My other option is to put the HDD into another laptop, but it has a different HAL. Is there a way to install windows xp up to a certain point on the other laptop, before the HAL is decided, and then move the HDD back to the original hardware?
Put the HDD in any other computer , creat a folder called XPbackup and copy the XP cd to the folder, Start the XP install from the other computer , when the install stops for CD key , turn of the computer and remove the HDD and put the HDD on the laptop and turn it on , Mostly the installation should start from where it stoped. If the Xp install askes for the source files , browse to the folder created and point to the files. Most of the time XP will install a generic HAL so no need to worry.
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PXE is the boot option from a bootable network card, so basically the BIOS isn't seeing any of your bootable drives and going trying to PXE-boot off your network. Check the boot options in your BIOS and make sure your drives are detected by the BIOS. If they are not listed, then the drive has likely gone bad.
Your laptop is trying to boot via LAN(network). Possible the HDD is not being detected by your system that is why it could not boot to windows. Try to boot up without the ethernet (your internet cable) connected to it and see if it works. If not, you may have a bad HDD.
hi, i have dell c400 laptop, its to much simple to install xp first you just take out hdd from laptop plug in tht hdd in desktop pc by external usb box now u just start windows 98 setup in it when it started first format ur drive then install it when windows 98 setup files copies to 100%. machine need to restart u just plug out the hdd and plug in back to laptop now the setup will remain start in ur laptop and when the installation complete u just upgrade ur windows from 98 to xp by intalling xp from external drive on OPERATING SYSTEM OF 98 WINDOWS NOW WAT U SAY??? ITS TO MUCH SIMPLE just try once
PXE errors (Also known as Pixie errors) occurs when the system bios setup is configured to attempt to boot to the network card (an option used in some networks to load system images)
You can boot to the system setup (F2 at Dell screen) and make sure the HDD is 1st in the boot sequence and *** if there is a setting for the network card to turn off PXE (Usually they the following options (ON, OFF, ON W/PXE, select the ON option)
If the system is failing to boot to the hard drive at all, this can be a sympton of a failing hard disk drive. You can try and confirm this by booting to the HDD diagnostic on the F12 on time boot menu or boot to the Dell Resource CD and run diags from it. If the HDD fails diagnostics, it definitely needs to be replaced. If the diags pass, it is no guarantee that the drive is good though, just an indication that no fault was found.
hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.
You may have to go back into the bios and see if there is an option to automatically find HDD, or you may have to manually enter them in the Standard Bios Settings.
It may be that the old HDD are still in the bios's recognised setup.