|Alright when I turn it on the screen stays black longer than normal but eventually does go to the screen that gives me the option to go to setup or bootmenu. If i just let it load through (takes ages) it goes to black screen then writes out:"|
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 V2.1.0
Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Broadcom Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found"
Alright so I went into BIOS to see if it was detecting the hard drive. Any time I attempted to go to the security tab it froze but outside of that in the main tab it says under extended memory 1964032 kb but under Fixed Disk it reads None.
I figured since it could at least see it under extended memory I attempted to run my XP CD to get to the recovery area. So when I push R it reads:"
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3."
So I took the computer apart and made sure everything looked okay. The wiring seemed fine and i dusted off the Hard Drive and still no luck. What concerns me is that long pause in a black screen prior to it booting. Any help you could give me would be fantastic. My computer knowledge is fairly intermediate. And I have another laptop of the exact same make that works so I can tell you settings on the working one.