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PXE E-53:No boot filename received

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  1. vanessa88

    vanessa88 Thread Starter

    May 5, 2010
    PXE E-53: No boot filename received hey guys,

    i have an Acer Aspire m5100 with an AMD 64x2 Athion processor running windows vista. I know its not the best but its all i have right now. Im a novice when it comes to technical computer terms and the like, so please try and help me out in a way in which an average pc user would understand.

    When i started the pc up this morning, i received the message dhcp......... then PXE E53:no boot filename received. PXE-mof-exiting PXE ROM. Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. I dont have the system disk though.

    It also says "Yukon PXE V6.15.11 (alpha) (20070328) Pre-boot execution environment v2.1

    plus the mac address and the GUID.

    My computer was working fine last night so i dont understand what the problem could be. Could this be a virus? I apologize if i sound dumb asking this but i dont have much experience with computers. PLEASE HELP!!!
  2. digitalsatori


    Apr 27, 2010
    Hi there!

    It seems like your computer is not able to boot to your hard drive and was attempting to boot to your laptop's network adapter. The weird messages you're getting are just your computer trying to start up using different ways (the hard drive, the cd drive, and the network). The PXE errors you're getting are actually normal; the part about "Disk boot failure" is the concerning part and could indicate your hard drive has failed.

    Have you been having any trouble or strange error messages recently? It is possible the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced.

    How comfortable would you be with downloading a boot disk and trying to run a diagnostic on your laptop?

    If you don't feel comfortable with troubleshooting, you may want to contact Acer to see if they have an authorized repair facility or bring it to a local computer repair shop (Best Buy, etc.) to have them replace the hard drive for you.
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