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#1 dubitoc

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hi there i am new to this site and i am seeking aid for my current asus laptop x55a series model.....when i start up my laptop i recieve this message.
"Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0(build 083)
Copyright © 1997-2000 intel corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.10(10/20/11)

Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:23 AM

This is because your LAN card is selected as the first boot device. You have to go into the bios by pressing F2 during boot and change the boot sequence to first boot device cdrom then hd. If this happen out of the blue it's likely because of a dying bios battery that needs to be replace.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

My HDD doesnt appear in Bios as a Boot option

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:55 AM

Under boot do you see a PXE ROM? Turn that off and below that you should see Boot Option Priorities. From there you select your hd as boot option one and cdr as boot option 2. Have a look at your online laptop manual....Starting at page 76. http://www.manualowl.com/m/Asus/X55A/Manual/284720?page=30 If there is no HD to select then try loading the bios defaults and reboot the system. If the OS doesn't start, then reboot again and go back into the bios and see if the HD is detected. If the bios is not detecting the hd then it's possible you could have a failed HD.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:11 AM

Again,the HDD isnt there,the HDD might be dead

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 11:54 AM

Again,the HDD isnt there,the HDD might be dead

 

Sorry, but it happens.



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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

And the reason for that is....?

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:48 PM

And the reason for that is....?

 

Hi as with anything that has moving parts, the question with a hard drive is not if it will die but when it will die.

A hard impact while it is running can kill a hard drive for example.

 

It just happens. Sometimes it will give a warning and some of the time it will just die. and <1% of the time it is the computer and not the drive. The definitive test is to hook it up to a USB adapter and try it with another computer.

 

Good Luck

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

And the reason for that is....?

A hard drive can fail at any time either mechanically or logicallly (circuits). If the laptop was dropped or taken on trips all the time. SSD of course remedy mechanical failures, but they degrade over time as well.






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