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Touch Screen Computer

Jun 26, 2018 6:18AM PDT

My computer is stuck on the screen here: https://imgur.com/a/M1j8JBR whenever I try to boot it up. I'm not sure what this means, could someone tell me what is wrong?

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Re: error screen
Jun 26, 2018 7:51AM PDT

That means that it can't find a device (internal or external hard disk or SSD, USB-stick, CD- or DVD-reader) to boot from. So it tries to find a bootable something on your Ethernet connection and that fails also.

Generally, replacing the hard disk or the motherboard is the solution, if you want to run Windows. For Linux you can use a USB-stick or a DVD, provided it's the hard disk that's broken.

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Boot
Jun 26, 2018 10:40PM PDT

Does your windows/boot disk show in the bios?

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Ok realtek family controller is
Jun 27, 2018 5:21AM PDT

It is a controller chipset produced by Realtek for interfacing your computer's CPU PCI Express (PCIe) bus to a Fast Ethernet (FE, 100Mbps) network. It allows your computer to plug into a wired Ethernet network, and from there possibly to get onto the Internet. It means there is a failure caused by the bus to the Network card. Needs a tech to look at.

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Re: controller
Jun 27, 2018 5:52AM PDT

I wonder if that's fully true. Read more about PXE-E61 on https://www.google.com/search?q=PXE-E61 .

It's a remnant from times long ago. Think thin client. No hard disk, so it needs to get its boot information from a system at the other end of the Ethernet cable. Useful in certain configurations in certain companies or for doing diagnostics. Never seen it in consumer PC's that normally boot from a hard disk. Maybe Bob Proffitt can tell more about the past?

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You're right.
Jun 27, 2018 7:43AM PDT

That's what I'd call a legacy system. While interesting to know about the problem with the PC looks to be the usual. Failed to find a boot device. Too often a failed HDD.

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