Hello all. My neighbor's e-machine T2862 is showing a "no boot file received" message when I can get to dos on start-up.....either that or the big "E" graphic. Did he get a virus from Facebook? He has no start-up disks. Should I buy a download for a boot file? Thanks in advance for your help...and I'm a computer-geek-wanna-be, so please advise in a more elementary language.
2--Is the big E the one for Internet Explorer?
3--Can you see the desktop, the startup screen with the picture and several icons on it? One is My Computer, another is Recycle Bin.
4--Can you see the Start Menu?
You don't need to BUY a boot file, if that's what you need.
1. OS is an Intel Celeron D
2. The big E graphic is Emachine graphic, not explorer
3. What's happening is the big E comes up, then it goes to DOS and the repetitive message of "no boot agent, insert disk".
Shown above the disk message is Boot Agent vers. 4.1.08, Intel Corp; Boot Agent PXE Base code (BA1210BC)
Although I saw the desktop only once on hard shut-downs and start-ups, it quickly went away and phased over to DOS.
Thanks for your help. Had a feeling you'd be the first to respond! My neighbor appreciates our help, too! He's 84!
Hi Graywolf: Thank you so much for your input. I could not pull up a BIOS screen while dos was opening. Same repetitive screen as mentioned above. My neighbor also consulted his nephew who advised him to take his E-machine to repair. Off to repair it goes!