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I'm getting this message:

Intel UNDI, PEX-2.0 (build. 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.5.9 (06/01/11)

Check cable connection !
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PEX ROM.
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

__________________________________________________________________


I've spent 6 hours thusfar trying to load Windows installation disk.

I press "any button" and it keeps returning to the above message.

Any help would be extremely appreciated

Bob
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Originally Posted by Bob-California View Post

I'm getting this message:

Intel UNDI, PEX-2.0 (build. 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.5.9 (06/01/11)

Check cable connection !
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PEX ROM.
No Boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine_

__________________________________________________________________


I've spent 6 hours thusfar trying to load Windows installation disk.

I press "any button" and it keeps returning to the above message.

Any help would be extremely appreciated

Bob


Does the machine had an PCIe Network Card?? sounds like BIOS Boot sequence could have got porked.. Did you go into BIOS and see what the BOOT Device is??
    
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go to the bios and reset your bios to default, if that doesn't work i'd try to use a windows 7 repair disk.
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Thanks for the help.

my windows reinstall disk is tell me that my updated version isn't compatible with my install disk how's that for windows cluster f dot dot dot dot.
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Thank you for your help.

I just found out that the boot manager is missing.

I plugged in a new hard drive and now is able to install Windows

looks like my one year old Crucial mSATA 256 gigabyte hard drive has taken a crap.

just before all this happened I ended up with a drive with the letter X( is this some sort of new virus?)
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Latest discoveries

I pulled a harddrive out and only drive left is a solid state drive and I receive a message that there is no boot manager but when I install the Platter hard drive I don't get the error message and Windows is able to be installed so that tells me the solid state drive has died it's only one year old and its a crucial m4 256 gigabytes SSD mSATA -- it should still be under warranty but when it comes to computers we don't have time for warranties.

I've noticed that crucial stop manufacturing the m4 mSATA Drive which suggests it probably had multiple failures recorded thus the new model replaces the old one.

Any ideas or suggestions out there about reliability as far as mSATA drives in the 256 gigabytes class?

I wonder how one could test a SSD in order to deturmine if its the motherboard or the solid state drive?

Alienware User: M14 R2 / i7 3820 / WEI 7.2
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go to the bios and reset your bios to default, if that doesn't work i'd try to use a windows 7 repair disk.

I've changed bios settings with no luck. I've used F2, F12 and F8 and tried every posible combination.

I've recently discovered the mSATA SSD is not functioning.

it looks like a software bug that's keeping SSD from working as all my files and information still could be seen within the drive as it shows the capacity of the drive to be in the same computer configuration seems to be stored I don't know if that's in memory or the SSD I really feel its a hardware issue bug as this all started when I ended up with a mysterious drive allocated with the letter X and my drive C is now drive D

I'm wondering when one has a failure of a hard disk or solid state drive that one ends up with this mysterious drive X since this is the first time I've experienced this I'm kinda clueless at this time.
post #8 of 13
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(((CONCLUSION)))


Replaced the dead mSATA 256Gb SSD (Crucial M4) with a 256 Gb BP 4 solid state drive (mSATA) and paid $122.00 on Amazon. (((A Tax Free Purchase))) thumb.gif

I received the drive from out of state within 12 hours -- I have no idea how they pulled it off.

Amazon provided the fastest shipping I've ever seen in my life.

The failure of the crucial m4 solid state drive is completely unacceptable.
post #9 of 13
Hey, electronics have a failure rate, you may just have been unlucky. Crucial make some of the most reliable SSDs along with Samsung and Intel.
I do wonder if somehow Windows was corrupted or the SSD actually died.

When you say X drive, that usually is the case whilst in the Windows Repair iirc. In Windows itself, the boot drive is always the C Drive.

Im dont follow your troubleshooting steps,
"I pulled a harddrive out and only drive left is a solid state drive and I receive a message that there is no boot manager "
You get this while trying to boot the SSD? If so could be corrupted... Or does Windows install to the SSD then gives you this on bootup? Maybe a BIOS setting related to UEFI boot?

"when I install the Platter hard drive I don't get the error message "
Maybe alienware have the boot partition located on the HDD? And is configured like this in the BIOS UEFI settings? Hence it boots the HDD which may point to the SSD.

You should do an RMA of the SSD if you definitely know its faulty though, Crucial are nice to deal with.
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Hey, electronics have a failure rate, you may just have been unlucky. Crucial make some of the most reliable SSDs along with Samsung and Intel.
I do wonder if somehow Windows was corrupted or the SSD actually died.

When you say X drive, that usually is the case whilst in the Windows Repair iirc. In Windows itself, the boot drive is always the C Drive.

Im dont follow your troubleshooting steps,
"I pulled a harddrive out and only drive left is a solid state drive and I receive a message that there is no boot manager "
You get this while trying to boot the SSD? If so could be corrupted... Or does Windows install to the SSD then gives you this on bootup? Maybe a BIOS setting related to UEFI boot?

"when I install the Platter hard drive I don't get the error message "
Maybe alienware have the boot partition located on the HDD? And is configured like this in the BIOS UEFI settings? Hence it boots the HDD which may point to the SSD.

You should do an RMA of the SSD if you definitely know its faulty though, Crucial are nice to deal with.

Thanks for your input.

As for the RMA -- Can't do it as i'd be essentially handing over my computer to an unaccountable source and quite possibly would steal my personal data and sell it to info-brokers.

I sort of wonder if the hard drive was locked remotely or had a built-in timing circuit in which it turns off the drive after a year's usage then you send it back to be replaced or repaired and they enter a unlock code and steal all your personal data -- sounds like something the NSA would do.

Yes I agree that I hadn't been to clear about the failure.

My laptop has 256gb ssd that runs the os and a 750gb for storage.

I just replaced the mSATA ssd and it now works fine.


you appear to be fairly knowledgeable about this stuff as with my limited information you're able to fully analyze the situation as I left some information out due to being stressed out over the whole event.

I do think its some kind of software glitch as I was able to view the files within the ssd while in safe-mode but it had quickly become worse and I could no longer enter safe-mode. Before I ordered my new ssd I ordered a mSATA to USB 3.0 adapter so that I can fully analyze the so-called dead ssd. With the adapter I can possibly totally erase the ssd and bring it back to life.

I may unintentionally erase the crucial ssd hidden files by erasing it through the USB 3.0 port but I'll just have to experiment to see if I can bring it back to life and if I do I'll have a real nice fairly expensive 265 gb thumb drive.
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