got screwed into updating my yahoo messenger and got "system fix" as well.. thanks yahoo..
Sooooooo after not being able to open the task manager or anything else..
I decided to put in a bootable linux fedora CD and remove it from the hard drive via linux, then off start-up via msconfig, exposing hidden files and regedit... etc.
it should be gone. I restart my computer and i get "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" ????
check bios and it doesnt see my hard drive??
So I put in the bootable linux cd and fedora runs off the cd and of course I can see everything on my hard drive perfectly.
Try to get to XP,
I load default bios settings, still same message. I TURN OFF my LAN boot and still same message.
I switch between AHCI/RAID and try every combination, same message.
Now the really weird part. I put in a tiny xp DVD boot dvd. It says "hit enter to load dvd"
I HIT NOTHING and it loads xp off the hard drive..
I put in a windows 98 cd and it asks to boot from cd OR HARD DRIVE
I SELECT HARD DRIVE and it works 100% fine.
boots to xp, sees hard drive says "device is working properly" the whole 9 yards.
[bleep] is crazy!
my hard drive is fine!
why wont the bios see it??
it wont let me choose any sata settings..
sometimes it does see it on sata0 ? but same message.
i recently got new Gskillz ram from new egg is that it?
or did "system fix" really fix my system over??
I am "trying to run" XP on a gateway desktop
with a dual core 1.86MHZ
with 3 GB of ram.
I think its the bios somehow, but i cant change anything!
and what i can change, does nothing.
any help would be great.