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Acer TravelMate 4200 Laptop

Laptop will not boot up. Black screen with the following:

PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
Operationg System not found

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  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier May 11, 2010

    Hello blizard



    You are getting that message because your computer is attempting to perform a network boot most likely because it cannot boot off of your hard disk drive.



    My 1st (Routine) Questions are:


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    (02) Did anything at all regarding your computer precipitate or coincide w/ the onset of this issue?



    (03) Has this computer worked for you b4?



    (04) If so, when was the last time it worked properly?



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    Please, post back here w/ answers to these questions along w/ any other observations, questions or comments you have.



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    Thank you,
    BJ @:)

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Hey, no problem, Mark! The more the merrier. :)
BTW, I looked into Hirens and was blown away until..... I found it was Warez... Doh!!!! ;)

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This error is telling you there is nothing for the laptop to boot from.
The PXE meanes the laptop is trying to boot from the network adapter. If there is a hard drive in the laptop, then remove it and reinsert it again.
It could have suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure, or it could be just having an issue.
Also try putting a bootable cd/dvd into the drive and see if it will boot at least from that. If it does and you have access to another PC (you obviously do) and a cd burner, then search the net for "Hirens Boot Disc" download it and burn it.
This is a bootable cd that has a lot of tools for diagnostics of hard drives and a myriad of other things as well.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson Apr 13, 2008

    Sorry BJ, I was typing as you were =)

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