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I just bought a used ibm think pad laptop

And it wont boot it readsno operating system found

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  • ruben_faison Apr 21, 2009

    PXE-E61: MEEDIA TEST FAILURE

    PXE-MOF: EXITING INTEL PXE ROM

    OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

    THIS IS WHAT COMES UP WHEN I TRY TO RE-START MY PC

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Hi there.
If you have just bought the laptop chances are the operating has been removed to you cannot see any data that used to be on it, you need to go and purchase a windows OS that the laptop was built for (i'm guessing XP) and re-install the operating system again.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Apr 21, 2009

    Ah, i see, its trying to boot from the LAN so boot order is wrong, you have to into the bios to change the boot order.
    While the computer is just starting up hit F1, this will get you into the bios, you can change the boot order there you need to chose the hard drive or HDD as first boot device , remember to save the settings before you exit the bios.
    The computer should now boot into windows.

    Good luck and thanks again.



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