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    PXE-E53: No boot filename received

    12/15 1102
    By accident, I unmounted the Disk drive and I now get the error
    PXE-E53: No boot filename received
    when I start the computer.
    The computer then sits there at the startup Boot Menu

    I can boot by CD and I have a set of recovery disks from 2013

    Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit is installed
    All the data is still on the drive.
    I booted using a UNIX CD and have backed up all my data With the UNIX CD.

    I have full access to the data through the UNIT boot CD including the Factory Recovery Partition and the Windows partition but I know nothing of UNIX


    Is there a way to remount the Disk without destroying all the data ?
    Thanks in advance for any help

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    You might try the steps in this Microsoft article...

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7

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    PXE boot messages mean there is no boot information on your disk.
    What has changed since you were last able to boot?
    How did you unmount the disk - Windows doesn't mount disks as such?
    Do you have a Windows 7 set up disk? If so you can boot from it and repair the boot files. Obtaining a W7 image.

    cheers, Paul

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    jwoods, I know you are trying to help, but if you don't really know the answer it's OK to not post - trying to be constructive here, apologies if you feel otherwise.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    jwoods, I know you are trying to help, but if you don't really know the answer it's OK to not post - trying to be constructive here, apologies if you feel otherwise.

    cheers, Paul
    I guess I'm unclear what your goal is here...helping the OP, or something else.

    I was addressing the mounting question.

    If 100% acccuracy on understanding and responding to issues were the criteria for posting, there might be 6 or 7 posts a week on Windows Secrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry98765Ottawa View Post
    12/15 1102
    By accident, I unmounted the Disk drive and I now get the error
    PXE-E53: No boot filename received
    when I start the computer.
    The computer then sits there at the startup Boot Menu...
    If you are unable to boot into Win7 I would suggest your Win7 BCD (boot) files have somehow become corrupted.

    Since you say you have Win7 64bit I'd suggest you find a friend or colleague w/ Win7 64bit, go to "Control Panel\Backup and Restore" then "Create a system repair disc" (in the left panel). Then boot your system from the system repair disc and use "Startup Repair" to repair the Win7 BCD startup files.
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    Thanks to all.
    As it had been a number of years since Windows was re-installed, the PC was getting sluggish and I had all the data, I took this as an opportunity to do a complete re-install.
    Cheers
    Larry

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