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HP dv8000 crashed last year

Hubby didn't help by formatting the HD's (Dual harddrives).. Turns on but of course has no OS and can't do much... Then turns off after being on for a few mins... When turned on goes past the invent screen then goes into the c prompt and all you see is the following:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

Just keeps cycling through that screen over and over...

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  • mistress166 May 25, 2008

    What are my options?

  • mistress166 May 27, 2008

    It's back up and running thanks to your advice, now the problem stands that I need a new fan.... It's overheating and shutting the comp down... Had to put it on top of the a/c vent last night to get XP back on it and to get it back up and running to where it's almost complete... But for now it's off and awaiting a fan install....

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It's trying to boot from the LAN. Don't ask me why but it's got it into it's little brain that it needs to boot from the LAN before anything else. When it can't get a valid operating system image over the network, it gives up and reboots with that error message.

Happily the solution is pretty simple. Go into the bios by tapping F10 when you first turn the power on. From there go to the System Configuration, and into the Boot Options. If you still don't have a viable operating system, it's necessary to set the CD Rom as the first boot device, so it will read a Windows disk. Makes sure CD-ROM Boot is set to Enabled and Network Adapter Boot is set to DISABLED. Then set the boot devices in the following order:

ATAPI CD/DVD Rom Drive
Notebook Hard Drive

- all the other options can be in any order, just make sure these two are at the top.

Pop in a Windows disk or your system restore disk and it should go through fine.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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You need to tear it apart down to the heat sync and then remove the processor cover and get the crusted thermal glue off of the processor i had the same problem and then put it all back together should be good you can probably run it w/o any thermal glue

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: windows dont come up.

I had this happen to me before with an IBM laptop. I bought a new hard drive, reinstalled a fresh OS, and had no more problems after that. I also went right to ibm website and did all the updates, as well as all the microsoft updates. So my same problem as your ended up being a bad hard drive. maybe check into that?.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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SOURCE: wile I am trying to boot it up it goes in to a loop

Hello.

That error message usually refers to a hard disk failure. Your hard disk cable could be loose or faulty. Or, your hard drive would need to be replaced.

I'd suggest to check the cable and run your system's hardware diagnostics (often F2 or F12) when your system boots.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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