how do i start my lap top

Acer / Za3
November 16, 2014 at 02:08:11
Specs: Windows xp
i have just changed my internal hard drive on my laptop.when i turn my lap top i get this message
(intel UNDI,PXE-2.1(build 082)
this product is covered by one or more of the following patients US5,385,459, US5 432,472 US5,732,094,US6,570,884, US6,115,776 AND US6, 327,625.
PXE - E61: media test failure,check cable

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November 16, 2014 at 02:27:02
To clarify you situation.

You have a laptop which "had" a (presumably) working hard drive and operating system; then you replaced the hard drive? Now you get a message "operating system not found".

Did you clone the original drive to the new one? This means in effect transferring (copying) the contents of the original drive to the new one? Many (but not all) drives come with software to allow you to do this - whilst the original drive is still installed.

If your drive didn't come with the software then suitable software is usually available from the drive's website.

The reason you get the operating system not found message is very likely because there is isn't one on the drive - for the above reason.

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November 16, 2014 at 02:38:02
thanks for your reply much appreciated. if i buy new operating system like window 7 will i be able to start my lap top. Another question is i donot have cd rom in my lap top. I will have to use USB drive and how do i get one from shop cos everywhere i see on market they only have cd

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November 16, 2014 at 05:57:09
mmm... What is the exact model laptop you have?

Unusual for a laptop not to have a cd/dvd unit built in; if it's not a mini laptop/note book system?

Do you know how to access the bios settings? If so then you ought to be able to see if it will allow a usb device as a bootable device. If it doesn't I'm not sure where you go from here.. All depends on the make and exact model laptop you have.

Another issue to address is whether or not the laptop will support Windows-7. Being an XP (presumably) system previously - it may or may not... Again model details may assist here.

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November 16, 2014 at 09:27:34
the lap is note book you are right and it is acer aspire one

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November 16, 2014 at 09:44:03
This earlier discussion here at CN may be of help; it discusses how to boot from an external cd/dvd drive.

This is probably the only way you are going to be able to boot up via your windows-7 disk and install windows-7; presuming the Aspire-1 is OK for windows-7.

One can also use a usb-stick (allegedly) to the same end; but I haven't done it so can't really comment/advise there.

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