Thursday, March 24, 2011

Emachies E725 Update

About one year ago this month I decided to buy an Emachines E725 laptop computer.  I swore I would never buy an Emachines because of the fact I have heard they are of low quality.  Well, I had my first failure around the first of this year.  The hard drive went out.  I replaced the hard drive with a new 500gb segate drive.  The laptop had a 250 gig Western digital drive and I had another Western Digital drive go bad so I thought I would try a Segate drive instead.  For the last couple of months the laptop has worked well.  Today I believe this laptop has suffered a mother board failure for no apparent reason.  The last time I used it (yesterday) it was working fine and there were no indications that the new hard drive was having problems.  Today when I tried to start this up I get the following set of messages:


1) Check Cable Connection...!
2) PXE-E63:   Error while initializing the NIC
3) PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device --- insert boot disk and press any key.

I am at this point going to remove the 500gb hard drive and sell the computer for parts unless someone has a suggestion on how to fix this.  I will research this error on line, but I believe this computer has suffered a mother board failure at about one year of age.  My recommendation is to stay away from the Emachine brand computers.  I am going to get a Dell as soon as I can afford one.
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