this media center 2005 setup seems wrought with problems....I've got it on an HP zd8110 and after several Q & A's with HP online, they said, "please to do a full recover of the operating" NO kidding with the english there and that's all they said...
I have had problems before and tried to re-install this and it gave me error after error during install after I'd partitioned and formatted for the re-install just as I've done before on other systems.
Is it possible there's an embedded firewall I'm not aware of that's preventing an install?
I'm totally clueless once I get to the DOS screen I just seem to freeze up. Besides, it won't do half the dos commands that it's supposed to.
Is anyone aware of a BIOS issue with these systems?
Here's exactly what happens the last three times I've tried (when it doesn't freeze up on "starting windows" and never does anything):
Intel UNDI PXE-2.0 (Build 082)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corp.
For Realtek RTL 8139x/8130/810x
PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
Media Test Failure, check cable
MXE-MOF, Exiting FXE-ROM
(If I plug in Ethernet cable, it just tries to figure out the MAC address!)
I can't seem to get to the BIOS screen anymore to see why it's trying to boot off the network; esp. since it was loading windows off the cd anyway)
any ideas would be appreciated...I have tried to use my Panda disk as a rescue/boot tool and a few other disks like that, but basically I shouldn't have an OS right now, as I used the free disk erase tool from Window Washer after the OS wouldn't load right the first few times as-is.
Sorry such a long post....thanks for reading
Edited by azbondgirl, 25 August 2005 - 02:28 AM.