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how to solve ïnsert Boot Disk and Press any key"error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HelpNeededSystem, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. HelpNeededSystem

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    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
    Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: (Bunch of random numbers and letters)

    Realtek PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller Series v1.15
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
    No Bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
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    how to resolve this problem?
     
  2. matthewdownloads

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    It's trying to boot from the network.

    Go into the BIOS and make sure the order is Hard Drive before Network.
     
  3. SUEOHIO

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    Its either trying to boot from a network as was suggested or possibly the harddrive has failed. look in the bios and see if the harddrive is even recognized or is listed in the boot order. if not then the drive is bad and will have to be replaced.
     
  4. HelpNeededSystem

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    Could you tell me what is this "boot disk", can it be brought externally in a cd or floppy and then try to boot the system from there.
     
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    The boot disk its referring to is usually the cd or dvd that the operating system is on.as was mentioned before its trying to either boot from the network or the hard drive is failing or has failed.on newer computers there isnt even a floppy drive on them so a floppy disk wont work and will be useless to even try to use one.you can make a boot disk but if the boot order isnt set to boot from a cd or dvd or if the hard drive is shot it really wont do a lot of good.the last time i ever needed to use a boot disk was on windows 98.
     
  6. matthewdownloads

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    The computer boots in the order set in the BIOS.

    Usually this is Hard Disk > Network.

    As mentioned, if your hard disk fails then it will try and boot from the network. Either this or the order is set wrong in the BIOS (Network > Hard Disk).

    A boot disk is just a disk which has an operating system on. It can mean CD/DVD, but in your case it means Hard Disk Drive (where Windows is installed). For whatever reason it is not finding your boot disk when it tries to load up.

    Have you been able to check the boot order in the BIOS? Hit F2/Del/F12 or whatever it tells you when you first turn the computer on, then you're looking through the menus for "Boot order" or something like that.
     
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