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#1 fire_poi

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:38 AM

Restarted computer and can no longer boot the computer

As it starts get this message:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
Copyright © 1997-2000 intel corporation

For atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.1.9(12/15/09)

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key


Have opened up the hard drive and made sure the it is fully connected there - seems okay

It is a toshiba satelite c650d

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

Symptoms are those for a failing/failed CMOS/RTC battery, IMO. I would replace that.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ktatEd4LsKwJ:tim.id.au/laptops/toshiba/satellite%2520c650d%2520c655d.pdf+toshiba+satelite+c650d+realtime+clock&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us , see info for RTC battery, page 29.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:29 AM

replaced the battery - when restarted it recognized that it had been changed - went into setup changed date and time - saved and exited. When the laptop rebooted it had the same error message that it was having before.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:09 AM

Can you try replacing the drive cables if this is a desktop?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:12 AM

The "PXE" (Preboot Execution Environment) error means that it can't find a working hard drive to bootup from and will try to boot from any other bootable device available in the boot order.

Look in your BIOS and see if your hdd is recognized.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:58 PM

Did you check the boot options?

The PXE message appears because the system is trying to network boot. When CMOS batteries weaken, some systems will default to same settings used to install Windows.

If your system is set to boot from hard drive and you still get that message after changing aforementioned battery...you have bigger problems than I thought.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:44 PM

when i go into bios it does show that it is supposed to boot from the HD - how can I tell if it is recognized?




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