Failure to load

September 20, 2009 at 13:27:32
Specs: Windows XP
when i turn my computer on it takes me to a screen that has the following message:
for Realtek PCI Fast ethernet Controller v2.13
Pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROm.
What does this mean and is there any way i can solve this on my own with a back up/start up disk. i have a ho Pavilion DV5000 laptop. hELP

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#1
September 20, 2009 at 15:04:16
Your network card has a build in ROM for booting from network, is a server is available, that provides such service.
This can often be disabled in the system BIOS.
Look for PXE boot or Network boot in the system BIOS and disable it.

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#2
September 20, 2009 at 15:31:58
i have no idea how to do that

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#3
September 20, 2009 at 15:38:22
Check your boot order in the BIOS. If your OS has gone South your PC may be looking for other boot options. Be sure to have the hard drive in the boot order before any network boot. You can disable that option in the boot order too.

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#4
September 20, 2009 at 15:46:12
maybe i came to the wrong site u guys are speaking another language tome right now. Thank you for the help

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#5
September 20, 2009 at 15:55:13
If you don't know what the boot order is you need to read your manual. That is one of the basic settings in the BIOS screens.

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#6
September 20, 2009 at 16:05:45
Ok i moved my hard drive to the top in the bios and now all i have is a black screen with a curser blinking.

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#7
September 20, 2009 at 17:14:40
Your system isn't booting from the hard drive. The bios bypassed it and attempted to boot from your network connection. If you're lucky maybe it's just a bad or loose hard drive data cable. So check that first. Otherwise you've probably lost the OS and/or your hard drive has failed.

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