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XP pxe-e53 error-I cannot find my system disk! HELP PLZ!


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Please help...I just moved and have searched thru a mountain of boxes in my basement to try and find my system disk for Windows XP.

Yesterday morning my PC crashed and I got a black screen with the pxe-e53 No Boot Filename Received error.

I can't find the dang disk and I don't know how else to repair this. I also need to be able to backup my files so I don't lose anything.

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Thanks in advance!
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your computer is trying to boot from a network for some reason...can you boot into bios and check your boot order? make sure it's floppy > cd > then hd...
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Yes, I checked that to be sure it was set up like that as per the threads I found here.
I have a home network set up with my laptop.
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Howdy:

Don't forget to disable the "wake on LAN" option as well and, in keeping with dsennette's reply, remove ANY reference to "boot to LAN" , "Boot to Network" or the PXE option from the boot options!!

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okee dokee--will do...

What do I do from there? :tazz:
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after you do all that jazz....try to get back into windows and let us know what h appens
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Same error: No boot device detected, insert system disk...
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you've deffinitely checked for the PXE and wake on lan stuff in bios right? all disabled?
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Yes--I made sure I disabled all references to LAN in BIOS.
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ok...let's hope that we've got a loose cable....turn thecomputer off...unplug it from the wall...and ground yourself on somethng metal...open teh case and make sure all the cables connected to thedrive are seated correctly...make sure the other end is seated in the motherboard as well....while you're in there....take the CMOS battery out for a few m inutes...it's theo nly battery on the motherboard...so it's easy to find...put it back in....close the case...plug it in...turn it on...anything?
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Yikes--okay, I'll try that...bbl
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it's not as scary as it sounds...you'll do fine..
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You're right--it wasn't! :tazz:

I removed all cables and popped out the battery and put it all back together again.

Same error.

I believe this happened because I deleted a file in my AVG virus vault that was sitting in there since October. Didn't think it hurt anything. I could kick myself because I never backed up any of my files!!! Please tell me there is hope of retrieving some if not all of them....
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do you have your xp disk?
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Nope...its got to be buried in a mountain of boxes somewhere...we just moved.

My PC is about 4 years old, a Dell. Never had any trouble with it before.
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