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Zook

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I have an old Gateway from the 90's that was originally rocking Windows 98. Well since then it has been through a lot and at one point I successfully upgraded it to a lite version of XP but for the longest time it hasn't been able to load up. I want to fix it up just so my dad can play his old computer games on it which only need Windows 98. Below is a picture of the last screen it shows when booting up. If anyone has an explanation for the message and how I can fix it that would be great.

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The "PXE" (Preboot eXecution Environment) is an environment to boot computers using a network interface independently of local data storage devices (like hard disks).

The most common reason for seeing this error message is because the hard drive has failed and the computer's BIOS is looking for *-anything-* else that it might be able to boot up from. It may look for a bootable floppy diskette first, then a bootable CD/DVD and then possibly a bootable USB device. If none of those are available either, it'll check to see if it can somehow bootup through the network. If that also fails, it'll throw a "PXE" error message up on the screen and simply give up. (It really doesn't have any other choice at this point).

How do you fix it? Replace the dead hard drive and install an Operating System on it. :D
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