Not really game related, just figure with all the PC gamers around somebody might know how to fix my problem.
I've got a laptop, Windows 7 (yes, I know it's virtually obsolete at this point), Gateway model NE56R13U. It's been giving me the "blue screen" for about a month which was irritating but mostly just meant the inconvenience of having to shut it off and restart.
But, lat time it happened it wouldn't simply restart. Instead I get a pair of errors, PXE-E61 and PXE-M0F, and a message about there being no boot-able device found and asking for a boot-up disc (which I don't have).
My search for solutions was less than fruitful, suggesting the obvious (using the boot disc I don't have) as well as the possibility that the hard drive had been jostled loose. Opening the case and fiddling with the hard drive only managed to make the monitor konk out. More fiddling managed to get the monitor to work again, but did noting to resolve the boot-up issues.
This leaves me facing the unpleasant possibility that the hard drive itself is damaged to the point of being unrecognizable, in which case all the files and such I have saved are toast and the cost of repairing it is likely so excessive I might as well buy a whole new computer. Which, honestly if I could afford to do that I wouldn't be here.
So, anyone out there have any suggestions or experience with this issue? Any ballpark estimates on how likely simply using a borrowed boot disc will resolve the issue long-term (or am I looking at having to use the disc every time and should just focus on getting all my stuff copied onto a back-up drive)? Or am I completely boned and need to sell my spleen to buy a new computer?