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computer wont boot up

By Demonbael
Feb 11, 2007
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  1. I turn on my dell laptop it starts loading and says system bios shadowed

    then it says sis900pxe boot romv1.09 hook int18
    client mac addr:00of1f bb 36 0d guid:44454c4c-4a00-1056-804c-b9c04f4c3431

    pxe-e51 no dhcp or proxydhcp offers were recieved

    it keeps looping over and over
  2. Goalie

    Goalie Newcomer, in training Posts: 703

    Demonbael.. what that usually means is there is no recognized bootable media found- that is to say the harddrive doesn't have a useable bootloader, the CD drive and floppy drive neither have a workable OS on them either. Usually the final boot option is over the network (not as used any more as it used to be- but can be very handy.) Hence it goes looking for DHCP...

    When it does a POST, do you see it detect your drives?

    If you use a bootable CD, what happens? Can you see the HD from there?

    Just a few starting suggestions- please let us know what you find.
  3. Demonbael

    Demonbael Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i try to load windows again and after all the files are acessed it says no hdd is detected.
    it then shuts down installation process
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,759   +157

    Replace the hard drive...
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