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Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:01 AM
Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:13 AM
I have reported this as being Non Bootable.
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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:23 AM
That message (possibly) indicates that it's trying to boot from a non-existent network...rather than your hard drive (where Windows is).
This can occur for a number of reasons, one of the most common being that the CMOS battery is failing/dying and, on many systems, that triggers an automatic change in the BIOS boot settings...back to what they were when the system manufacturer first installed Windows.
I would try to boot into the BIOS and verify that the first boot device is now Network. If I could change the setting back to hard drive, I would do so then save the changes in the CMOS/BIOS settings by hitting F10. If a retry does not reflect the changed settings, I would replace the CMOS battery, if it's a desktop.
The error message cited may also appear (on some systems) if the hard drive has failed.
Posted 25 December 2014 - 01:09 PM
Something else to check is the boot order. Make sure the first device in the boot order is the hdd. The exception to this is if you have the boot order set so that you can boot from CD or DVD, in this case the boot order should be the optic drive as the first device, and the hdd as the second device.
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