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Go into bios setup change boot so that cd/dvd boots first use winxp cd try to from it. or try to find Hirens boot cd. or a light version of xp that loads from cd

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Argon PXE Boot Agent v2.01 2002 - PXE - E61


Your computer tries to "boot" from several devices:
* floppy-disk
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* over a network, via PXE (Pre eXecution Environment)

If you have a network-cable connected to the Ethernet port on the computer, with the other end connected to a "boot-server", then the Operating System can be loaded over this network-connection.

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So, your computer tried to boot itself over the Ethernet network,
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Take your computer to a qualified technician,
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Still wont boot


Disk boot failure is usually a sign that your operating system has become corrupt in some way.
If you've got your Windows disc, put that in the CD rom, then boot the computer.
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