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OS not found - VISTA X64 gateway laptop

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Hello all!

Here is something i could use some help with:

Gateway T-Series Laptop
Vista home edition X64

When I load vista I am able to put in my password and load the basic interface. How ever once my background image loads the laptop freezes and after 2mins the i get a black screen with the following errors:

Media test failure: check cable
PXE exit now
Operating system not found.

then the laptop proceeds to shut off

it worked fine last night the issue start this morning.

The weird thing is i can boot up in safe mode With networking and it runs fine.

Any suggestions or solutions??

If you need any more information please let me know!

Thank you for all your help!!


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:03 AM

Possibly related problem, worth a look: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic346236.html .


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

There are three things that you should check in the BIOS:

Check to see if the hdd is being seen. If the hdd isn't being seen then there is a chance of either a back cable connection, or the hdd has failed.

Check the boot order to make sure that the first boot device is not set to network.

Reset the BIOS to the default settings.

If you do find that the boot device is set to network and have changed it and it then reverts back you need to think about replacing the CMOS battery.

Another indication of a failing CMOS battery is that the date and time will not be accurate.

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