Laptop dosent boot up Hard drive

February 16, 2009 at 07:06:43
Specs: Windows XP
i have a problem my laptop is a Packard bell Easy note Model: FEA 01, my laptop wont boot from the hard drive 30gb Seagate, When i go into the Phoenix Bios setup it says in the Primary master ( NONE ) and Secondary master ( CD/DVD ) i tryed another hard drive and it dosent make any difference. I have checked the connection to the HDD and its fine and i also hear the HDD running, Can anyone please help!!

If i leave it to boot up it says the following:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No operating system found

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February 16, 2009 at 13:46:29
At first glance I'd think the IDE controller is bad or maybe power supply to drive or even the cables.

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February 16, 2009 at 14:04:37
If you can tell for sure that your hard drive
is in fact running, and not just the fans
surrounding it inside the laptop (if it's an
internal drive), then your drive is getting
power from the power supply. Sounds like a
bad IDE controller or cable issue to me as

That message you're getting is just because
it can't find an operating system to load, so
it's going through your boot list and
arriving at the option to boot over the
network. Try downloading Knoppix or a
version of Linux that you can burn to a CD
and boot from. Then, once you get into the
operating system, check to see if your hard
drive is listed.

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February 17, 2009 at 01:08:10
Yes the hard drive is running for sure, i noticed that the cmos battery is dead, could this mabey be the cause of the problem?

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