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Reboot and Select proper Boot device

About a month ago we had several PC's throw craps around the office. We had to magnetize
a few of the hardrives. Generally, we magnetize the hardrive and store away in our IT storage
room until we have further instruction to dispose of our damaged hardware. We decided
to make sure that the magnetizing of these hard drives were being done correctly. So, we
hooked one of the hard drives up to one of our "loaner" PC's. Now, (with either hard drive
connected) it gives us this message.
"PXE-E53 No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Editing Intel Boot Agent.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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charlestasseCommented:
I'm not sure what the real question is here. But if you are trying to make this drive work again after you degause it, it will not work at this process destroy's the base structure of the platters.
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
As mentioned above the drive is in an unusable state. You need to format it or maybe even use a low level format after degaussing.
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cavp76Commented:
I can assume that you degauss the HDs for decommissioning them... The problem in your PC could be a bad or loose SATA (or IDE) cable, unless the controller is also throwing a fit.

HTH
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rindiCommented:
What do you mean with "Magnetize Hard-Drive"? What did you use to do that? You'd really need a very powerful magnet for this to work. The case of the HD's will protect them against most magnetism from the outside...
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CSBAuthor Commented:
The hard drive that we degaussed did not work (which is what we wanted), but after putting the initial hard drive (which we did not degauss and worked before) back into place we started receiving the message above.

We are a bank so we degauss our hard drives to make sure no sensative information is compromised.
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rindiCommented:
Is the HD getting recognized by the BIOS?
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
OK, maybe this will help - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmgrosd/thread/890fc74c-6b31-42e5-a02d-c91b5492ba7f

Problem solved. Had a problem with the WDS PXE Filter that I installed.
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CSBAuthor Commented:
No
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rindiCommented:
What type of HD is it (IDE, SATA, SCSI)?
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cavp76Commented:
Insisting in checking cables and test that mainboard against another good drive...
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Unless the drives are well labeled they may have gotten mixed up. Try the "good drive" in another PC.
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CSBAuthor Commented:
barracuda model st340014a
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rindiCommented:
As has already bean mentioned check the cables are properly attached, both the IDE and the Power cables, and check that the jumpers are set correctly.

Also make sure the the IDE channels are set to auto (or whatever option it has) within the BIOS. Listen if they start turning.

And I 'd like to know what you used to degauss the other drives, because you would really need a very powerful degausser for this to work. It would just interest me...
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CSBAuthor Commented:
Loose cables...
Getchya every time.
Thanks
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CSBAuthor Commented:
Sorry to waste ya'll's time...
Thank you for all of your help.
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CSBAuthor Commented:
And Rindi...
We have a local company who comes out with a "degaussing magnet" is what they referr to it as. They have just always assured us that it took care of what we needed it to do, but we wanted to be sure that it was llegitimately doing what they said it was doing.
I can dig deeper and email them to get an exact description on the device.
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