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PXE Rom Ive replaced my power cord to my HP ZE2000 laptop and since then ive replaced the hard drive, now im getting all kinds of blue screens. Now i can't seem to get past the screen that comes up stating PXE ROM. Any ideas what i can do to get past this screen and boot up? Im very inexperienced in computers but if some one can give me some ideas I'd be grateful

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Re: PXE Rom

In replaceing the h/d, did u forget a screw that holds something down.?, sometimes metel to metel acts like a heat sink to get rid of  harmful heat. If u started getting "blue screen" of death after h/d replacement. look for anything loose on mother board .Check connections to cpu\fan\heat sink.

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