Notebook Boot Failure

HP Pavilion dv1000 notebook, Windows XP Home Edition.  During boot the system continuously cycles through the following screen:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXW-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

I would like to get past this and boot the OS, but at the very least there is data on the hard drive to recover before taking any destructive action.
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Brad GrouxConnect With a Mentor Senior Manager (Wintel Engineering)Commented:
It sounds like your notebook is trying to boot from the network connection.

Booting to the network connection is really only ever used to push a network image down to the machine in business environments mostly. As mentioned by Skree simply change the boot order in your BIOS and move your internal Hard Drive to the top of the list and reboot.

If you don't have the option to move your hard drive or can't see it in the list then your drive may have gone out... but that is unlikely.
skree358Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try going to the BIOS and change the boot sequence. Make sure that the Hard drive should be on top of the network boot.
and235100Connect With a Mentor Commented:
This is a normal sign of the hard disk failing to boot - and the network boot rom tries to find a boot source...

As skree358 says, change the boot order - but put CD/DVD at the top - and boot from a BartPE disc ( or linux live cd/dvd - and see if you can access the data on the drive - and copy it to a external hard disk.
CircleblueConnect With a Mentor Commented:
or you could remove the drive, put in an external USB drive case and plug into another computer to recover the data.. I just had the same thing happen to me last week.. unfortunately my drive was dead, it would not even spin up.  Luckily,  my data was backed up!  So get your data while you can.  Good luck.


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