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Topic # 21374 24-Apr-2008 14:30
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Hi...

Recieved a PC back from one of our clients today... Am getting a message on start-up as follows...

-Warning- CPU has been changed.. Please Re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS set-up and remember to save..

I press F1 to continue and get the following message...

-PXE-MOF exiting Inter PXE-ROM...


When I start it up, the fans aren't working...

Would this be causing the problem????

Any Ideas????

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  Reply # 126137 24-Apr-2008 14:35
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Silly question, but have you actually gone into the BIOS and saved the new settings? F1 skips the prompt, but doesn't save any settings.

All the fans should spinning as soon as the motherboard has got power.



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Reply # 126144 24-Apr-2008 14:55
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Yup... have gone and reset internal PC clock etc and saved...

Get the message... PXE-E61 media test failure- check cable


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 126153 24-Apr-2008 15:20
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It means the PC is trying to boot from the network (PXE). Open the configuration and change the boot sequence to be something like HDD, CD ROM, Floppy, Network - or whatever you need it to be.






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Reply # 126163 24-Apr-2008 15:51
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Boot sequence was as follows...

Floppy
HDD-0
LS120

I tried changing around to ...

Floppy
CD-ROM
HDD-0

But no luck as yet... all the later did was make the PC go to a screen where it said "verifying pool data" then nothing...

I tried loading the default setting etc then the message I got was

following file missing or corrupt... windows root>\system32\hal.dll... please reinstall...

Im baffled eh!!!

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Reply # 126166 24-Apr-2008 15:57
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The missing file looks like someone decided to deleted the content of the HDD before returning the PC to you?






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Reply # 126171 24-Apr-2008 16:09
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That is effing BIZARRE!!! we are on a secure network (no-one else should have access)... The client does'nt have access to the PC's once we send them out... no screen keyboard or mouse is connected at thier end...

Hacked maybe???... but how would they know what ports etc we use to get around the firewall at the other end??

Tell me... does this mean we must re-format the HDD and start from scratch with the O.S etc??

Your a legend freitasm; the man with all the answers!!!

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Reply # 126173 24-Apr-2008 16:17
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Assuming that after updating the BIOS it actually tried to boot from the HDD... HAL.dll is the Hardware Abstractio Layer and it helps Windows run. It is strange it's not available. So it could either be that it was deleted or the drive is faulty.

In any case, if this is coming back from a client, I would reformat anyway before using it again. You never know what's lurking there, and if you want to protect your network I wouldn't plug PCs without quarantine anyway...




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  Reply # 126192 24-Apr-2008 18:16
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The missing hal.dll message turned out to be the indicator of my work laptop HDD's demise.  This previous thread on the same subject may (or may not) help: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=19830




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  Reply # 127695 1-May-2008 20:06
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assuming the OP hasnt just reimaged the machine. This can happen when the bios is set to the other addressing type for the hdd. - I know that 5 year old compaqs default to the wrong one, they call it large - the other option is LBA - you have to use it on whatever the drive was formatted with to start with.




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