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New hard drive, can't get OS to install


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#1 wolfinternus

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:02 PM

Wasn't really quite sure if this would go into internal hardware or programs or whichever, my apologies if I've put it in the wrong spot.

I recently replaced the HD in my Gateway ML6720 laptop. I've done this once before last year, and had absolutely no problems reinstalling the OS.

Whether the OS disk is in or out of the drive, I continue to recieve the same message:

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

For Realtek RTL8101E 10/100 PCI-Express Ethernet Adapter v1.03 (070618)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found.

We tried hooking up the ethernet cable to see if that would help; the message was a slightly different one, but the result was the same.

Any help/ideas/input would be greatly appreciated, because we are quite stuck. Thanks in advance.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

Check your BIOS boot options.

That first message usually indicates that the system is set to boot from a network, rather than the hard drive on which XP is installed.

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