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Hi there, I recently bought new Acer Aspire 5553 laptop and was setting up partition hard drive when it asked me to restart to save changes. When restarted following continuous error was displayed on DOS screen- Check cable connection! PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Operating System not found I tried changing the boot up order to have ethernet as first but same error shown. If I try to switch on with ethernet cable connected initially in DOS mode it tries to establish connection but same error OS not found in end result. Can you please help me out? Thanks Sam

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Go to the BIOS setup screen. Watch the info at boot time and hit the right key (F1, space bar, delete key, etc. depending)

In the BIOS, look in the boot options and take the "other devices" or "other" out of the boot sequence. Also check to see if boot from LAN is enabled. If it is, disable it. PXE is a protocol that will enable you to boot from a network drive or server. When it says that it failed, it is because it could not find an OS on the network.

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  • sams6669 Oct 02, 2010

    Since bought recently had not created recovery disc, I am not able to see or go into boot options and LAN enable/ disable is it in the same menu..
    I tried to go through boot up menu with / without ethernet cable connected but no difference.
    Do I need to set up specific boot priority order to resolve this?
    Currently it is set up as-

    1: IDE HDD: TOSHIBA MK3265GSX
    2: IDE CD: TSSTcorp CDDVDW
    3: USB FDC:
    4: USB HDD:
    5: USB DCROM:
    6: PCI BEV: Atheros Boot Agent
    7: USB KEY:
    8:
    The exact error shown is-

    For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.1.9(12/05/09)

    Check cable connection!
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
    Operating System not found


    Its Acer Aspire 5553G AMD Phenom II X4 Processor N930 2GHz, 4GB RAM 320GB HDD

  • Jim Winger Oct 03, 2010

    you should be able to disable options other than 1:

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That cryptic message is coming from the computer's BIOS, which attempting to boot from a network connection since it's not finding the operating system anywhere else. (The usual boot order is CD drive first, hard drive next, finally the network. Network boot only works in an environment like a school or office where there's a server to connect to that provides the required information.)

Whatever you did to your hard drive made it unbootable. About your only option now is to reinstall your factory image. This may be a problem, though. If there was a recovery partiton on the hard drive, your partitioning operation likely deleted it as well as the boot partition. Unless you have a set of recovery discs, you'll either need to do a fresh installation of whatever version of Windows was preinstalled, or see if a recovery set is available for purchase from the manufacturer.

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