Everytime I boot the laptop, I get the following message:
Broadcom UNDI, Pxe-2.1 (build 082) v 1.0.4
Intel base code
PXe-E61: mediatest failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Existing Broadcom Pxe rom
Operating System Not found.
I have tried going into the Bios section, ordering the boot sequence: Hard drive, CD/dvd, Floopy drive, NCI or something like that (I don't know what this is NCI means).
After trying that the laptop started fine. Then the next day, it was the same problem again. I then went into the Bios section and hit the default under the boot tab. This ordered the boot sequence as: floppy disc, cd/dvd, hard drive and NCI.
I have several questions. Under the Main section in the Bios, it reads BIOS A06. I can't seem to hit anything in this section. Should I upgrade to a different BIOS- maybe A22 or A32?
I also did a seagate diagnostic on the hard drive, the harddrive passed. Sometimes I hook up an external hd to the laptop. I also did a scan on an external WD 500gb hard drive, it also passed. I even took out the internal hard drive and putting it back in the laptop and nothing.
Finally, I went into the msconfig tab to look in the sytem configuration utility. In boot.ini. It reads "signature(9dcxxxxx)dsk(o)rdisk(o)partition(1)\windows="microsoft windows XP professional"/fastdetect". It then asks me would you like to remove it from the Boot.ini file? What is this? Is this the problem?
Can anyone please help me? I've had this problem for awhile and I thought reading and doing as adviced to others in other websites could help me but it hasn't. One of my coworkers suggested to reformat the internal harddrive by taking it out of the laptop and put it in an external enclosure and then connected it with a usb to my computer. But wouldn't that fry my computer or delete the XP from the harddrive?
Anyone Please help!!! Thank you for any input.
Edited by livia7916, 13 April 2011 - 11:21 AM.