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10-Jan-2012, 08:49 PM #1
Cool Acer 5532 series can't restart?
I am attemping to restart my sons Acer 5532 series laptop - model # KAWG0 - windows 7
I clicked F10 at startup but the screen message says

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997 - 2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.0.9(05/08/09)

Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I don't believe that this laptop came with a start up disk. I have tried removing the battery, restarting, F10 (and pretty much clicking ever button available) - but the message just keeps repeating. I remember a few years ago we restored this computer and my notes say that I clicked F10 at startup to do this. But unfortunately this isn't working this time.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Thanks in advance -
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10-Jan-2012, 09:14 PM #2
It looks like the laptop is set to boot on your LAN, which is probably not right. Either that or it coulden't find a boot on the hard drive so it checked the Ethernet adapter to see if there was a boot there. What it looks like is there is either HDD corruption, or the HDD isn't recognized by the BIOS. Try opening the boot menu and tell us what devices are listed.
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10-Jan-2012, 09:46 PM #3
I think I am in boot menu - (sorry a bit new to this)

"Boot Priority Order:
1. IDOE : WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCTO
2. IDE1 : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S
3. USB FDD :
4. Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent
5. USB HDD :
6. USB CDROM :"
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10-Jan-2012, 09:53 PM #4
Your HDD isn't being found at boot. It may have failed or become disconnected. (Check cable connection).
You could try re-seating the drive, but in most cases this means the dive has failed.
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10-Jan-2012, 10:03 PM #5
Sorry - I need to ask you to dumb this down a bit for me - not too good with the technical terms.
When you say to check the cable connection - do you mean the internet connection? this is wireless, the only cable I have is the power cord - which the power lite is on so I believe this is working properly.
Also when you say the drive has failed - does that mean the computer is 'dead'? Re-seating the drive? Is that something I can do or is that for a tech guy?
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10-Jan-2012, 10:07 PM #6
Give me a better model number. Something like Aspire A*********
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10-Jan-2012, 10:16 PM #7
Aspire 5532-5535 (MFG date 1001)
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10-Jan-2012, 10:21 PM #8
I can't find a manual on the Acer site, so your best bet might be to find a neighborhood Geek who can remove and replace the drive to verify it's seated properly. If so, you may need to replace the drive.
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10-Jan-2012, 10:28 PM #9
is that an expensive thing ? this laptop wasn't that expensive and it is going on 2 years old - do you think it is worth it?
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10-Jan-2012, 10:31 PM #10
Checking the drive should be cheap enough, but replacing it might be $200.00 or so.
If you don't need any of the files, it might be better to get a new one.
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10-Jan-2012, 10:34 PM #11
ok - really appreciate the help - thanks so much
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