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The problem would be on the screen and it says NVIDIA Boot Agent 244.0538 Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXe-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent

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  • blazing456 Feb 09, 2010

    it is a lap top, the make is hp pavilion Entertainment PC, and the model would RG408UA



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It sounds like the boot order has changed within the BIOS configuration or, the hard drive has failed. PXE means it's trying to boot from network (LAN/Ethernet)

First of all can you please tell me if the machine you have is a desktop or a laptop computer, and what make and model.
This is because you have to hit certain keys to get into the BIOS with certain makes of computer.

I look forward to your reply.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Feb 09, 2010


    We need to change the boot order or determine if the hard drive has failed.

    1. Turn off the computer and wait five seconds.

    2. Turn on the computer.

    3. When the first screen displays, immediately press the F10
      key if your computer was built in 2006 or later (came with Vista). Press the F1
      key if your computer was built before 2006 (XP or earlier). Press the
      key once every second until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens
    Use either the F1 key or F10 key until you get into the BIOS. When in the BIOS you can see in the Main/general page whether the hard drive is seen by the system. You will see HDD (hard drive) CD-ROM which is the optical disk drive.
    If you see the hard drive the look for boot options in the tabs. When you get to boot options set the HDD as the first boot device, save the settings and exit the BIOS.

    Hopefully the laptop will restart and boot from the hard drive, thus into Windows.

    I hope this information helps to resolve your problem but if not or you need anymore advice please post back.

    Good luck.



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