MY PC has a problem

January 23, 2017 at 22:47:07
Specs: Windows 10
My Pc (Dell Latitude D630) has a problem wen i turn on this mesage appears
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v14.0.0
Copyright (C) 2000-2009 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
All Rigths Reserved.
PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable
PXE-MOF : Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
I don't now what to do, I press F2 at the beagining but i dont know what to do at that window, i´ve try to select another boot device but don´t know how!! Please Help, My Software is "Windows 10"

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#1
January 24, 2017 at 01:31:15
Sounds like your HDD has gone bonkers. Go here to create a boot disc/usb for Win10:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...

Then you will need to press F2 on start up to enter the BIOS. If you can navigate through that then look for boot sequence. Navigating in BIOS is only going to use the arrows, enter, and space bar. Change the boot sequence from whatever order it is to the boot media you created to be first; ie. boot from disc drive, usb, or HDD. I hope you don't have any to too important files on that HDD, as it may format and reinstall from scratch.

2nd option is to get another HDD, put it in the PC and start from scratch (with the above method except the boot sequence) and buy an enclosure or sata to usb cable then pull all your files, docs, etc. from it and trash it. Be sure to shoot the old HDD with a gun, drill through it, or through it in a furnace. Maybe letting a train run over it might work too.

I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.

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#2
January 24, 2017 at 02:48:37
What Is Network Booting (PXE) and How Can You Use It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/57601/what...

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#3
January 24, 2017 at 03:34:01
JohnW - please start your own thread to ask your question instead of jumping on to someone else's thread, that is impolite and bad practice on help forums.

This thread is only to deal with ptavasu777's boot problem, he/she doesn't want to see questions asked by someone else, that doesn't help with the problem we are dealing with here.

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#4
January 24, 2017 at 04:10:48
Ooooooooooooops!

:-)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
January 24, 2017 at 05:20:23
Hi Ptavasu,

the message 'No Bootable Device' is telling you the pc is unable find a device from which it can load the Operating System, which you advise is Windows 10.

In the bios is an option to set the order of devices it searches for an Operating System.

Normally a hard disk (generally Drive C:) is included, but it is not necessarily the first device in the queue to load from.

For example, possibly the DVD Drive is first in the queue, but a dvd has been left in the drive that does not contain the Operating System, which may be causing the search to stop. If so, remove the dvd.

Would strongly suggest you ask someone more computer literate than yourself to look over your shoulder.

Has the pc worked ok previously?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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#6
January 24, 2017 at 06:25:04
phil22

Per #2 above. JohnW is an active helper here (notice his #4 ranking here). I can only assume he was showing the OP how to use the network to get somewhere. The point is, I don't believe he was stepping on this thread.


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#7
January 24, 2017 at 09:46:36
ptavasu777,

Do you want the computer to boot over your network using PXE ?

If not, what device do you want to boot from?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
January 24, 2017 at 15:26:27
phil22

Johnw, like yourself, is a respected and prolific helper on these forums and wouldn't dream of jumping in on someone else's post. Maybe #2 was in answer to someone else but was accidently posted onto the wrong thread. He commonly copies a line of what a poster has said, then provides a link.

EDIT:
Sorry, I missed response #6.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#9
January 24, 2017 at 15:52:46
Thanks OtheHill & Derek, all ptavasu777 has to do is read the article on PXE & see if it helps.

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#10
January 24, 2017 at 23:19:15
A D630 is kind of an old machine to have windows 10 on it. Specs:

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/pr...

show they originally came with XP or Vista. Did you successfully upgrade to windows 10 and was it working OK or did the problem start immediately after the upgrade?

An older computer like yours makes it more likely the hard drive has failed but you should probably check in bios setup--download the manual if necessary--and make sure everything is set up correctly.


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