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Boot Failure My system would not boot from the cd/dvd rom nor from the hard drive. Literally I cant install the operating sytem. how can I do it without wasting alot of time. From the Bios of the laptop I can see both drives but when it comes to booting from them it is a problem to me kindly help Regards Pablo

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Re: Boot Failure

Hi Pi, norton ghost is available on 3.5 floppy, try cloning the drive over, and then running a repair install.

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Attach the Hdd on another pc or laptop with a usb cable and boot that system this problem could be becaus of bad sectors so when you boot the other system with the HDD attached (On which you want to install OS) the syatem will scan the HDD for bad sectors and repair. it.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Toshiba satellite L455D-S5976 PXE-E61 media test failure...brand new hard drive What do I do???

You need to boot from an installation CD for the operating system, or the Toshiba restore set. New hard drives are completely blank when you purchase them. The computer is looking for something to boot from and cant find it, so it trys to boot from ethernet. Check your bios set up for boot order and boot devices. You might try disabling boot from network.

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Pxe -e61: media test failure, check cable PXE -MF: Existing PXE Rom Operating System not found How do i resolve this error message? How should i resolve & trouble shoot?


Welcome to fixya.
-The first thing to check is your boot order in the BIOS.
-Unplug from power, remove battery wait a solid 5 minutes and try again.
-Go into the BIOS and choose the Default settings (press F9 to set defaults then F10 to save and exit).
-It sounds like it can't find a hard drive to boot from so it's looking for the Network to boot from.
-If you have an external CD/DVD drive try to boot your OS from that (after changing the boot order).If it did not work then there is a big chance that the problem is a failed hard drive.

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I bought a compaq laptop computer, when i turn it on it says, no bootable disk-- insert bootable disk and press any key.

You either have a failed hard drive or else a virus has corrupted the partition on the hard drive so it isnt found by windows. I am willing to bet that your hard drive had reached the end of its life. If this is the case you can get a new one and have your operating system re-installed by a friend or family member that is comfortable in doing so. Loading the operating system isnt that difficult with the correct CD's. If you have Vista or Windows 7 then most of the drivers will install automatically. If you have XP then that is a bit more involved as you will have to install most of the drivers that are required.

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My dell latitude c400 will not boot from external cd rom or the brand new hard drive i need to put windows xp on it but it will not boot from anything can you helpnow i have found i have no drivers...

try other known good windows installer. if it boot, then the problem is in xp installer, if it not. try other external cd-rom drive. also be sure the disc rom drive are dvd rom drive because a cd rom drive cannot read dvd disc but a dvd rom drive can read cd rom disc installer

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Acer aspire 5536 when i turn on my laptop msg comes up say Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1 v1.0 PXE-E61:MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE PXE-M0F: EXITING BROADCOM PXE ROM. OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

It is looking for a boot device, depending on how you have your boot settings in the Bios configured, i would guess that it is looking for a network boot not being able to find another boot device.

This usually points to hard drive failure, to check this:
  1. Go into the Bios and see if the hard drive / DVD are recognised
  2. If they are, and you have the option of a recovery partition, boot from that and let the system repair itself
  3. If you do not have a recovery aprtition, or cannot access it, load the Windows DVD Rom, allow it to find an existing version of windows and repair it
  4. If it does not find an existing version of windows, you will need to do a reformat and claen install.
If when booting from the DVD Rom, you get a message "hard drive not found.." you then have 2 options: This is also true if the bios cannot detect it)
  1. Remove and reinsert the hard drive, see if it finds it again in windows
  2. If it does not, i'm afraid that the hard drive as died

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I have a dell latitude L400 which has external DVD Rom. I have bought new hard drive and traing to install new window but the sistem sais that The operating sistem is not found. F2 and F12 kis are not...

With a new hard drive you have to first format and install an operating system before it will work. Insert the hard Drive and connect up the DVD, set system BIOS to Boot from removable media IE: The DVD, and insert a Windows setup CD/DVD in the DVD drive, boot of that DVD, and proceed with the install following the instructions. That will install a Windows operating system.

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Try borrowing a compatible HDD instead of buying a third one for testing and check if the same error exists. Try also using an external DVD drive to see if your internal CD-ROM is defective. Try also using another Windows XP CD installer. You can also use other OS installation CD to check it. Otherwise, there is something wrong with your lappy's motherboard due to tear and wear, heat, vibration, misuse and shock.

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It seems that your computer is not booting from DVD-ROM drive nor hard disk, but is trying to establish a network setup of the operating system.

You have to go to BIOS settings and correct these preferences by making your hard disk the first boot device. Of course that would be a solution if you have operating system installed on it. If there is no operating system installed on the hard disk, you will need to install it. In this case, your first boo device would DVD-ROM or CD-ROM, whichever available.

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