boot up

August 25, 2007 at 10:21:26
Specs: xp pro, 5200+/3gig

I just built a new computer and the boot up takes a very long time. It also will not boot up from the hard drive. It recognizes the drive but will not boot from it.
as it trys to boot up this is the message that i get
Nvidia boot agent 224.0523
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.
then it repeats the same message and says
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter

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August 25, 2007 at 10:25:45

Are you attempting to boot to a harddrive that came out of another computer and has XP on it? If so, you need to perform a Windows repair on the OS.

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August 25, 2007 at 10:35:11

no it is a new hard drive. I was accually able to load xp on it the the boot up of the cd and after it was loaded and i did a resart is when the message occured.

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August 25, 2007 at 10:44:06

Is the harddrive identified in the POST screens at startup? Check the cable to the drive as per this message.
pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable

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August 25, 2007 at 10:51:12

yes the harddrive is identified and i have change the hard drive cable and put in a new one.

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August 25, 2007 at 12:03:03

My guess is that you messed up and somehow aborted the installation. Are you positive that the install completely finished? When it finishes successfully, you should find windows up and running. You should not have to force a reboot.

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August 25, 2007 at 12:51:19

Is this a RAID configuration issue? Incorrect BIOS setting?

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August 25, 2007 at 14:21:48

Go into BIOS and check the boot order the PXE part of the message is saying that it is trying to boot from the network.

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August 28, 2007 at 10:22:14

Remove the NVIDIA boot agent from the boot order in the BIOS. That will fix the problem. I have no idea what it is used for (maybe trying to boot from the network drive?) but on my linux system I had the same issue with a new system.
Once I looked at the bios and removed it and changed the order to boot first from the hdrive, then cd/dvd, everything booted very quickly.

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September 6, 2007 at 18:11:50

how do you remove the nividia from the bios ?????? Iam having the same problem

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