Windows XP Startup problems with PXE-MOF

April 22, 2011 at 02:47:26
Specs: Windows XP, 750
There is nothing on the drive, I should have kept Win. instead of erasing it. I think I should have just re-installed it over the old one, right?. I've change the drive order but... I've used the Win. XP cd in the drive and nothing. I would like to know how a PC repair man would fix this problem or what he would do to install from scratch. Can I get in to DOS and manually enter something?

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 04:44:00
The PXE thing means that the bios is trying to boot off a network device.
Have you set CDROM as first boot device in BIOS and tried to boot the XP Install CD?

What kind of system is it? Laptop or desktop?
What kind of hard drive does it have? IDE or SATA ?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
April 22, 2011 at 06:58:37
If you're sure the HDD is good, you screwed up the boot order when you were messing with the BIOS.

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#3
April 22, 2011 at 13:47:31
If there is nothing on the hard drive it will not boot to it.

Set your boot order to CD , hard drive, other.

Insert your WinXP CD into your CD/DVD drive and boot. Watch the screens for a message to hit any key to boot from the CD. Hit the space bar when you see that message.

The above procedure is used if you have a full version of WinXP CD. If you are using a restore disk from the computer manufacturer the procedure varies with the make and model of the computer. Clarify which type of disk you have.


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#4
April 23, 2011 at 05:55:43
I changedd the boot order to cd first. It is IDE.

I've been looking at posts, tens of them about boot order and..

No one that I have seen have had this problem solved online.


....There was also something about missing bootmgr.


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#5
April 23, 2011 at 06:02:39
It says the disk is a "non system disk" though it works in my other pc.

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#6
April 23, 2011 at 06:23:05
Non-system disk means the boot order has passed over the CD and is trying to boot from the hard drive, which is not bootable at the moment because you have no operating sytem installed yet.

Either you are missing the on screen message to hit any key to boot form the CD, the CD is in bootable (bad copy), you are trying to boot from an OEM restore disk, or the CD drive is not working correctly.

Reread #3 above. What type of disk is it you are trying to boot from?

Boot manager has absolutely NOTHING to do with your current issue.


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#7
May 2, 2011 at 19:42:43
It asks me to insert system disk in and press any key then it says that it is a non-system disk.

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#8
May 2, 2011 at 19:46:20
I have the win xp installation disk.

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#9
May 2, 2011 at 20:15:07
Are you using a restore disk form the manufacturer of your computer? If so, the procedure is not the same as if the Windows disk is a full version. What the actual procedure is varies by brand.

Post back with a response about the disk and also post the full model of your computer.


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#10
May 22, 2011 at 08:04:36
I press any key at power on, though eventually end up at no bootmgr.

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#11
May 22, 2011 at 08:06:41
It's a pentium II. I have the full Windows install disk.

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#12
May 22, 2011 at 09:34:03
"...I changedd the boot order to cd first..."

... you must save the settings in the bios when you exit, please re-check.

... what is the pc make/model number?

"...No one that I have seen have had this problem solved online..."

... they're more than likely solved, more of a case of:

... "how does one find the way back to say thx"
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Angel Decoy
... there is logic to this madness!
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#13
May 24, 2011 at 08:40:37
You and ten others from ten sites are hung up on this boot order. DROP IT, it's been tried.

It's a COMPAQ, if you're still interested.
I might give you the t'other information too if you can tell me why it's relevant. I not sure I want to give that sort of info. out to just anyone anyway. I'll just sit here with it until something better comes up.

Assuming they're fixed and everybody else is rude.

You're age: 18-25. Am I right?

Angel Decoy soo are you a satanist. Looking to finish off my poor PC?
A decoy for angels, so they're un-tarnished or something?
What does ...... mean? That you're thinking or is it text?
"there is logic to this madness" are you talking about your handle or the PC problem scene?

My ideas, your ideas?

I think next comes "I'm not helping you, I don't like you", instead of "I CAN'T HELP YOU SORRY".


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I'm sorry TOM I'm just a bit tired of dead ends.


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#14
May 24, 2011 at 08:49:39
Richard59 said mentioned something about the BIOS and cd so I checked. You said I screwed up and messed up in one sentence.

Initially I wasn't even going to waste a response on you but I want to discourage others from responding like you did.


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#15
May 24, 2011 at 10:32:26
If you don't like the questions or the demeanor of the responders here you are welcome to go elsewhere. I see that you have been there and done that at least 10 times already.

The reason we are harping on the boot order is because the messages you are getting are related to the boot order. If you really have the boot order set to CD first and hard drive second then one of three things is going on. Either your Window CD is NOT a full version. The CD is defective or you are not watching the screens when booting to hit any key to boot to the CD when that message appears.

I suspect you actually have a Compaq restore CD, which may or may not have been properly made. At any rate, you do NOT boot directly to that type of CD. Look at the link below to learn the proper procedure when using a restore disk.

http://h20331.www2.hp.com/hpsub/cac...


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#16
May 24, 2011 at 23:06:07
"...I might give you the t'other information too if you can tell me why it's relevant..."

... was going to make sure you'd pressed the correct key to save the bios settings on exit. Guessing you had the hard drive in the boot order(?)

... the model question inquiry was to find out if it was a Sata (thats without an "n" on the end) drive........ tut tut!

... note the above is in "past tense" I do'nt have PXE-MOF problems Bawahaa

... "Angel Decoy" is a clickable link......... snigger
.
Angel Decoy
... there is logic to this madness!
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... .im


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