Dad's having problems with his laptop, and he relies on it daily for business.
He setup his laptop at home on the desk (plugged into power and phone line), got online, then turned aside to something else. When he looked back at the computer a error message had pupped up saying something to the effect of 'An error has occurred and Windows is shutting down'.
After a few seconds Dad just pushed the power button and turned it off. After rebooting the computer, he got the following screen:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0f: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating System Not Found
I called a programmer friend, and at his prompting we played around a little bit in the BIOS to no avail. Then, he suggested I remove and reseat the HD, which I did - also to no avail. He then suggested either plugging the HD into another laptop and/or using/making a bootable CD.
Well, my laptop's HD is sealed off and unaccessible, so the first option's out. None of us have a bootable CD (for Windows XP Pro), so that option's not working at the moment.
The biggest issue here is time, as he NEEDS a laptop for business. That need is appeased at the moment as I loaned out my laptop, but that's temporary, lol.
It's a Gateway computer, 40GB Toshiba HD, Samsung CDRW/DVD drive, Windows XP Pro.
ANY advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!