Vista boot error operating system not found

Gateway T-6859u notebook pc - intel core...
September 3, 2010 at 20:35:41
Specs: Windows Vista
I get the same message over and over when I start up my computer.

For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROMq1
Operating System not found

Can someone please let me know how do I get to window start up screen from here. I am running window Vista. Thanks!


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#1
September 3, 2010 at 20:46:23
All indications are your hard drive died. I hope you have copies of your informatiion. Have someone at a shop look at it.

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#2
September 3, 2010 at 22:35:47
... enter your bios and disable the boot to Lan feature (PXE) perhaps altering the boot settings to cdrom or harddrive "first", save settings on exit of bios!

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#3
September 4, 2010 at 04:08:22
I agree with mavis007, your bios settings may have got altered somehow. Maybe the CMOS battery is dieing.

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#4
September 20, 2010 at 06:26:58
If you have something valuable in your harddisk, burn yourself a live Linux cd, for example Ubuntu. Notice, that you must burn it as an image! Then alter your bios boot settings to boot cd-drive first. From a live Linux cd you can go to the Windows system and copy all you want to a usb- drive.

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#5
October 5, 2010 at 09:34:01
I had this same error on an HP laptop but just the "operating system not found" error. By accident, I was able to get Vista to boot. I put in a Vista Recovery Boot Disc, set the HP to boot from the CD first. When the prompt came up "press any key to boot from cd or dvd" I didn't touch any keys and for some reason, Vista magically loaded up. I haven't figured out how to get by this error yet. I've reloaded Vista from the Restore Discs I made, rebuilt the Master Boot Record, reset the BIOS to its defaults and ran all kinds of disc tests, that it passed. Still gets the error. I even put in an XP disc and it did the above and Vista loaded. Any boot disc seems to work.

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#6
October 5, 2010 at 09:59:38
I'm not sure if yours is a solution or help me post!

... "akflyer" you should of started a new topic thread!

... [press] the <Win flag> <key> (type) cmd
[press] <Ctrl>+<Shift>+[press enter] and then hit <Alt>+<C> to confirm the elevation prompt.

... then (type) bcdedit [press enter]

... and post back a screen shot ....... thx

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