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I replaced hard drive no problem.
Will not boot to cd-rom to run restore disk.
Changed BIOS to boot from cd-rom first.
I get
For realtek rtl8138(x)/8130/810x PCI fast Eth con v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
no operating system found.
If I disable PXE in BIOS
I get no operating system found.
Thanks in advance.
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When you see "PXE" on bootup, it means the computer is trying to boot from the network (through the network card) . . . and this is usually because it cannot find a bootable device, (hard drive, CD/DVD, flash drive, etc.), in the computer itself. If:
  • you have a known-good (tested), bootable CD/DVD in the CD/DVD drive, and
  • the BIOS recognizes the CD/DVD drive, and
  • the BIOS is set to try and boot from the CD/DVD,
then my first guess would be that the CD/DVD drive is either dirty, flaky or completely dead. :)

Edited by SpywareDr, 13 March 2010 - 05:18 AM.

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