Booting Error

December 1, 2009 at 10:42:28
Specs: Windows Xp Media Center Edition, Unknown
I'm Having problems booting my Hp Pavilion dv5000 lately.

everytime i start up the computer i get this message:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 0820
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X Pci Fast Ethernet Conteroller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0f: Exiting PXE ROM.

The message repeats over and over And over again - there is no change no matter the length of time left alone.

I've tried disabling network adapter in the setup menu with no change - I've also tried resetting the the menu by removing the battery inside the computer with only a message(that i didn't actually read) giving me the options of (F1)Continue or (F10)Setup menu - iv'e tried both with no point in going into the menu and no change in the PXE black screen message when i choose to Continue.

I have no Boot disk or any of the computers factory shipped supplies including disks and manual - i purchased the computer in question from someone about 2 years ago and the computer has never done anything of this sort before.

See More: Booting Error

Report •

December 1, 2009 at 12:20:39
It appears your BIOS is set to boot to a network. Change the boot order to CD first then hard drive. If necessary, select WHICH hard drive.

Report •

December 1, 2009 at 13:43:54
Were you booting correctly before?

if so the error would indicate you lost your hard drive.

BTW taking the battery out is a bad idea. You can go into the bios and set to "defaults" and would have had the same result without taking the chance of damaging the battery leads or disrupting other componets in the pc.

Report •

December 1, 2009 at 14:40:17
i switched the hard drive(HD1) with another(HD2)(found out i have to reformat it first) but the hard drive i had on this computer(HD1) when put into either laptop i noticed it's not showing up when i try Primary HDD Self-test: on either computer but the hard drive from the other computer(HD2) works fine(with it's own computer and the test works on the supposed broken computer

i'm hope that someone can tell me it's fixable cus i dont want to lose anything saved on my (HD1) - also on closer observation i hear clicking noises from inside (HD1)

Report •

Related Solutions

December 1, 2009 at 15:53:16
This is how most of us have learned the importance of backing up.

It is not fixable sorry to say. There are recovery services but they are expensive.

Report •

Ask Question