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    Hello All,

    I figured someone here could answer this question.

    I installed all my hardware on the Pandora and powered it up. I set up the bios so it boots off the CD then the HD. It then went into booting up off the windows Xp disk and the screen says boot from disk and hangs up with this message:

    For Realtec RTL8110S/8169S gigabit Ethernet Controller V1.40 (041224)

    PXE-E61: Media test failed, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE rom

    Disc Boot failure, insert system disc and press enter.

    I have the Windows XP pro EN version (Enterprise edition I think) in the CD drive during boot up.

    If I put the disc in a computer here at work, it autoruns and wants to set up XP, so I assume the disk has what it needs.

    Anybody have any suggestions? I hit Shift F10 and went into the disk boot setting and tried a couple if different combos and no luck. If I hook up a LAN connection it goes further and checks the network and does a few more things and then hangs with the same error.

    I also have discs for XP home that came with my laptop and could try those later this evening.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Marc

  • #2
    are you sure your cd and hard drive are connected properly and being recognized in post?

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    • #3
      Sounds like it trying to boot off LAN

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      • #4
        Hey Guys,

        Both the CDrom and HD are recognized and it shows the part number of the HD on the screen so I am sure it sees both.

        I kinda figured it was trying to boot off the lan, but I don't know how to stop it. I went into the boot from disk setup and told it to dissregard the lan and boot in the order of the bios. I then hit f4 to save and exit and it still does it. It is like it is not saving my settings or it does not care.

        Could it be my copy of XP? I got it from an IT friend of mine and it is what he uses when setting up computers for himself.



        Best regards,

        Marc

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        • #5
          Try a different disk, at let us know how it goes. My aopen did not save my settings either when i tried to disable the boot from lan.

          Originally posted by thrmaln
          Hey Guys,

          Both the CDrom and HD are recognized and it shows the part number of the HD on the screen so I am sure it sees both.

          I kinda figured it was trying to boot off the lan, but I don't know how to stop it. I went into the boot from disk setup and told it to dissregard the lan and boot in the order of the bios. I then hit f4 to save and exit and it still does it. It is like it is not saving my settings or it does not care.

          Could it be my copy of XP? I got it from an IT friend of mine and it is what he uses when setting up computers for himself.



          Best regards,

          Marc

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          • #6
            Hey Kalt,

            So how did you get around it wanting to boot from lan? Were you making the changes by hitting shift f10, or was it in the bios or cmos setup?

            I just plugged the Pandora into my work LAN connection and maybe it did not work since the LAN noticed it was a different computer? I am not a computer guy so much, but my friend here at work is stumped as well.

            Oh by the way, thanks for sending the disks. I got the GPS yesterday and for some reason my Laptop has issues with the disc, but my work computer sees it just fine. Hopefully the Pandora wont have issues.

            Best regards,

            Marc

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            • #7
              Does it ever get to the point were it says press any key to boot from cd? I was never able to disable the lan screen that show for 3secs before it boots from the HD, but since i used standby it did not matter to me.

              I can send you the Gps drivers via email if you would like.

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              • #8
                Hey KC,

                I dont think I ever get that far or maybe it does it by itself. It shows that it sees the CD and HD then asks if I want to enter setup by hitting DEL, then it switches over to a new screen and says I can enter the disk boot menu by hitting Shift F10 and then it trys to boot from disk. It then starts with the LAN crap and I get the error shown in previous posts.

                It has not even made it into any sort of windows screen yet and it the HD has not been set up yet.

                I am stumped.

                as for the GPS drivers, I can copy them from the disc at work and email them to myself.

                Thanks for all your help thus far, and I hope to figure it out soon

                Marc


                Originally posted by Kalt
                Does it ever get to the point were it says press any key to boot from cd? I was never able to disable the lan screen that show for 3secs before it boots from the HD, but since i used standby it did not matter to me.

                I can send you the Gps drivers via email if you would like.

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                • #9
                  I think something might be wrong with your cd. You set first boot device to cd right?

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                  • #10
                    First boot device is set to CD. I'll try different disks

                    Marc

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                    • #11
                      After reading your previous post im pretty sure its your disk, since it never attempts to boot from cd.

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                      • #12
                        Hey KC,

                        Good News! It was the disk. My friend accidentaly gave me the wrong one. I just used some from work and it is loading the OS now.

                        WOO HOO

                        Best regards,

                        Marc

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                        • #13
                          Its alive! Alive!

                          Hey guys,

                          all is well now and I have the OS installed. Now to start filling it up with PORN!

                          KC, did you bother to instal the bonus cd that came with the pandora or the Nero software. Just curious if I need it.

                          Best regards,

                          Marc

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                          • #14
                            The only cd i installed was the one with the chipset, video, lan, and audio drivers.

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