Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1

December 12, 2009 at 19:27:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.794 GHz / 1982 MB

Does anybody know how to remove Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1 from my hard drive, or whereever it is stored? Is it possible to remove it?

This is exactly what the message says after I use a third party software to format my drive

Yukon PXE v3.06 (20041109)
(C) Copyright 2003-2004 Marvell (R). All rights reserved.
Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1
(C) Copyright 1997-2000 Intle Corporation.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
Operating System not found

So..I understand the "Operating System not found" but the rest is just gibberish to me.

I did look up Pre-boot software on this site and understand that it is used by the
manufacturer (?) to load Operating Systems on mass laptops(to save time?), but,
is there a way to remove it? Do i really need it on my computer?

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December 12, 2009 at 22:02:57
It's trying to boot off a network. Change your BIOS settings.

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December 13, 2009 at 09:42:21
There may be a problem with the hard drive. So the computer goes to another way to boot the system. That is the network via pxe.

You need to fix the hard drive. Fixmbr or fixboot or such.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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December 13, 2009 at 10:26:20
Both of the above replies may be correct. Check the boot order. If it is correct then you may have an issue with the hard drive.

When in the BIOS (setup) screens checking the boot order look for fast boot and disable it. also look for any logos or splash screen references and disable. This would allow you to see what hardware the BIOS is configuring at start up. That will help determine what is happening.

BTW, did you check the hard drive cables?

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December 13, 2009 at 12:36:08
It is a laptop, and the bios menu is very very limited, but it does have a LAN option that I will disable.

As for start up, I chose it to start at the DVD ROM then the hard drive.

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December 13, 2009 at 12:39:41
um, what I ment by laptop is that I don't know anything about laptops, I used to fiddle with 486, 586 and P1's ages ago, but I never cracked the laptop's case open, other than to change the RAM.

I might check it out. When I seen Intel in the message I thought it was virus or something cause my processor is a AMD Turion and not a Intel product.

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December 13, 2009 at 12:41:08
That boot order is fine. The issue is that the network boot may have preceded the hard drive.

If you now try to boot and it won't then post the error message.

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