PXE-E53: No boot filename received

September 28, 2009 at 14:35:39
Specs: Windows XP

I'm thinking the ol' HDD has crashed. What do you think?

When starting the computer the system goes through the normal startup procedures. Then I hear an audible noise coming from the HDD sounding like arms moving, then a couple clinking noises, and this continues until the screen reads the following text.
CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 13 04 B5 0D F1 GUID:
11111111 - 1111 - 1111 - -1111 - 111111111111
PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE M0F: Esiting PXE ROM.
Disk boot failure, inset system disk and press enter.

I've tried to restart in safe mode, but it's unresponsive.

Prior to going completely dead, I was able to start in safe mode, do a system recovery, and save all the personnel files.

Now it's completely inoperable.

Any suggestions?

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September 28, 2009 at 15:32:51

I agree.
Get a live cd or floppy that has hard drive diagnostics on it.

By the way the pxe is saying that your system is trying to boot to the network. I doubt you changed your bios to set network as first choice.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 28, 2009 at 16:30:21

Thanks for the information. I'll see what I can do in acquiring a cd. I've gathered that the error 53 is a network drive error. You're right, I didn't change any bios settings.
It's the noise coming from the hdd that makes me think it's dead in the water.

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September 28, 2009 at 17:21:53

There are some tools like seatools that might (only might) be able to help or at least tell you it is really dead.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 29, 2009 at 19:40:31

I was able to get to the bios and the boot file listed the floopy, cdrom, and then server, the hdd was greyed out and indicated not installed. Then I was able to get the chkdsk program running and it fixed some orphaned files. Everything is working well. Thanks for your assistance with my problem. Much appreciated.

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