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#1 kruzzen

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:42 PM

My mom's computer needed a new hard drive. So I got one from best buy and replaced it in the tower. I did all that correctly, it was a simple task. Now when I start up her computer, it shows:
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Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 084)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realteck RTL813(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.16 (041224)
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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Her PC is windows xp. can i download a bootdisk for free and what would i need to do to get her PC working again? her pc is an emachines desktop

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:54 PM

What you reflect...indicates that the boot options in the BIOS are geared to boot from the network...try checking to ensure that the 1st boot option is the hard drive.

I'm assuming that you have reinstalled XP on the new drive.

The system won't boot without an XP installation...

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

I have not reinstalled XP yet, i need to now where to get the download (hoping its free) and how to do it if you could assist me with that? Thank you very much in advance :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:09 AM

Perhaps...there's more to replacing a hard drive on a system...than you thought :thumbsup:.

You need to review the documentation for your mother's system...to understand installation options for putting a new drive in her system. Such is normally found (in part) in the owner's manual and/or at the website of the system manufacturer.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:35 AM

99% of E-Machines came with 1 or 2 cd's or even 1 DVD that had the complete reinstallation of windows XP and most of the "preinstalled" software on them.

Without these or a Genuine Microsoft Windows XP CD, you will not be able to put Windows XP back on your computer.

Unfortunately Windows XP is "Licensed" software and is not available in "legal" downloadable form.

I would suggest looking for the cd's / dvd for this computer and go from there.

If you do not have these, you may be able to contact E-machines and purchase a set for your mother's computer.

Good Luck,

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