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Unable to BOOT-Windows XP RRS feed

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  • Hi,

        Just a few days back when i was surfing the net and the computer suddenly restarts and I get this Blue Screen and at the end it says,"Beginning to Dump Physical Memory". I restarted the computer and then no error message. The next day when to try to ON the computer i get this PXE-e53 No File Name Received and with some realtek external Controller stuff on top. I shut downed the computer. Next day no errors. I started surfing the net about this PXE-MOF problem and found out that The Boot Device Priority in BIOS would solve it. I tried it and it was fine for that time only.

    Next day I ON the PC -same error, restart it(works) and again surf the net and found out that I have to Disable NIC configuration and check the cables of HDD. When i went and searched in the BIOS and couldn't find NIC. But did find a Boot To Network in the Boot Tab and i disabled it. It removed 'Ethernet' from the Boot Device Priority. I save it and restart the PC and this time I get a message " Boot Failure. Press Any Key To Continue". I restarted and enable Boot to Network in BIOS and I get the PXE error again.I Restarted the PC and restored Defaults in BIOS but same error(PXE).

    Next day I asked my Dad to open the PC and check the cables. He opened it and removed the two cables attached to the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and then he removed the dust from the HDD and put everything back into place. We ON the PC and it finally worked.................... I go to the bedroom and when I return I see this irritating Blue screen again ( the same one at the start). We restart it and no effect- I get the same PXE error. When i put a usb and on the computer an error comes saying," Disk Error Please click to Restart "

    The thing is I cannot replace or format the hard disk since it has some important files and I don't have backup for them :( so what do I do???

    Would doing a repair using Windows XP CD work? or would changing the OS work?

    Please tell me what to do

    I want to know what is causing it and what do I have to do to repair the fault and what should I do to prevent it in future?

    My Computer Configurations

    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2

    2.00 GB Ram

    Intel Dual Core 2 e7400 2.80 GHz

    PLEASE HELP ME

    And ya im planning to change the OS only after recovering my files

    Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:48 PM

Answers

  • Here is what I recommend:

    1. Ask a friend to help you manufacture an Ubuntu boot CD.
    2. Change your BIOS boot order so that the machine boots off this CD.
    3. Save your important files to flash stick.

    Furthermore:

    • Spending time and effort on a Windows XP machine seems a little pointless, seeing that Microsoft will cease supporting this operating system a few weeks from now.
    • Files that are not backed up regularly are lost files. It is only a matter of time. Lots of people ignore this rule until they suffer a major catastrophe. You're probably safe this time but you might want to use this incident as an incentive to set up a robust backup scheme (unless you prefer to wait for the big disaster such as a disk crash).

    Saturday, March 1, 2014 2:33 PM

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  • Here is what I recommend:

    1. Ask a friend to help you manufacture an Ubuntu boot CD.
    2. Change your BIOS boot order so that the machine boots off this CD.
    3. Save your important files to flash stick.

    Furthermore:

    • Spending time and effort on a Windows XP machine seems a little pointless, seeing that Microsoft will cease supporting this operating system a few weeks from now.
    • Files that are not backed up regularly are lost files. It is only a matter of time. Lots of people ignore this rule until they suffer a major catastrophe. You're probably safe this time but you might want to use this incident as an incentive to set up a robust backup scheme (unless you prefer to wait for the big disaster such as a disk crash).

    Saturday, March 1, 2014 2:33 PM
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    Monday, March 10, 2014 8:59 AM
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