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need help to see what i need to fix or replace

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dm311, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. dm311

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    I have a laptop that just shut down on me. when I try to restart I get to the screen for windows to start loading for about half a sec and then blue screen that flashes to fast to read anything on it. when I try to do a sys. restore from my XP CD I get this error message "PXE-E61 Media test failure, cable check". Any ideas?
     
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    Sounds as though it thinks it's needs starting from a network and that would make me wonder if it's been taken over remotely so when you do get it started, it might have a major malware infection. Tap the Delete, Function 2 or whichever other key you need to go into BIOS or Setup and seek out Boot Options or similar and make sure the order is set to boot from hard disk first.
     
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    I only get the PXE message when I try to boot from a windows CD if I dont do that then it just keeps rebooting wont stop till i kill the power
     
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