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Windows 7: Need help fixing my computer after using DBAN

19 Jan 2016   #1
AaronBelfast

 
 
Need help fixing my computer after using DBAN

Hello so recently I wiped my computer using DBAN an when it was wiping my computer was turned the computer off and completely messed up my computer I wiped again to see if it would help but I keep getting this message (BELLOW), I am currently working from a cheap tablet to try and fix this if anyone can help it would be appreciated I am lost withoutmy computer lol

Intel (R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.65
Copyright (C) 1997-2010, Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Reboot and select proper boot device
Or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

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When I try to boot up windows 7 to install a fresh copy to my computer I get the above message, Thanks in advance for any help


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19 Jan 2016   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Sounds like you are not booting from install media if you see that message

What are you trying to install from ? dvd/usb ?
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19 Jan 2016   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

DBAN will by design erase everything from the hard drive it was used on. Any attempt to boot from that drive will fail. After failing to boot from the hard drive the BIOS will attempt to boot from the next device in line which is usually the network. As that can work only under very specific circumstances that too has failed and the error message is telling you that.

To install an OS you must set the BIOS to boot from the install media, whatever that may be.
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19 Jan 2016   #4
AaronBelfast

 
 

Thanks for the replys I am trying to boot from CD and could you explain how I can do that, Thanks
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19 Jan 2016   #5
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You have two options
1 enter bios and permanently change the boot order to boot DVD before HDD (or whatever order works for you)

2 enter one time boot menu on system startup and select your DVD to boot first, this is usually entered by tapping F11 repeatedly when machine first powers on (but could be different on different machines)
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20 Jan 2016   #6
AaronBelfast

 
 

Hello again so I have went onto the BIOS Setup but even with the help given to me here I can't fix this problem I am going to post what I can see and what I have done to try to fix this sorry if this seems all round the shop I will try and explain my best
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WHAT I HAVE TRIED TO DO
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On Startup screen hit F1 >> BIOS Setup >> Startup >> Primary Boot Sequence >> CD/DVD: Optiarc DVD RW AD. 7710H >> Hit enter (Nothing Happens here) >> F10 to save >> Boot computer back up to boot win7 from CD still nothing works.

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OPTIONS IN BIOS SETUP
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Main Devices - Advanced - Power - Security - Startup - Exit

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PRIMARY BOOT SEQUENCE (OPTIONS)
------------------------------------------------------------------

1. FDD
2. USB FDD
3. USB KEY
4. HDD1: ST3500413AS
5. CD/DVD1: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7710H
6. NETWORK 1: IBA GE Slot 00C8 V1365
7. EMPTY
8. EMPTY

Excluded from Boot Order:

USB HDD:
USB CD/DVD:

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That is everything I hope this makes sence, if anyone can help me here or tell me what options I go into and what to do I don't have a clue with these settings I never touch them, Thanks for any help
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20 Jan 2016   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You may have a bad CMOS battery. This would prevent the BIOS from remembering the boot settings.
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20 Jan 2016   #8
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Your boot order is wrong, entry 5 CD/DVD needs to be above entry 4 HDD

Enter that menu and highlight the CD/DVD entry then a key press will move it up/down the order to re arrange, this is often Page Up/Page Down key but varies between board manufacturers
While on this screen with that entry highlighted have a look around the edges of the screen and there is normally a text box telling you your key press options
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20 Jan 2016   #9
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you change the boot order in the BIOS, won't you have to go back & change it back? Why not use Pauly's 2nd method so it only boots from the optical drive the one time?
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20 Jan 2016   #10
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
If you change the boot order in the BIOS, won't you have to go back & change it back? Why not use Pauly's 2nd method so it only boots from the optical drive the one time?
It will only try to boot from the optical drive if there is a CD or DVD in the drive, so no worries.
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