Windows will not load

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Upon start-up, receiving following message,

"PXE-EC1: Base-code ROM ID structure was not found.
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

it is friends webbook so no cd drive in it, only usb.
please help
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I am not sure if you are using a Dell or what brand, but according to this page here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/P29351/en/BootAgnt/ba_msgs.htm

the error message of:

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PXE-EC1: Base-code ROM ID structure was not found.


means this:

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No base code could be located. An incorrect flash image is installed or the image has become corrupted. Try to update the flash image.
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hey thanks, its one of those small netbooks, and the brand logo on it is "webbook" which ive never heard of... it will not go to the login screen but i can access the POST and SETUP screens, but after there im lost im afraid, i believe its running off either vista or xp if that helps...
thanks again for answer
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To me it sounds like the hard drive is corrupted, and thus you aren't able to load any operating system from it. Does he need anything from the hard drive? If not I would recommend re-partitioning and re-installing the operating system on the hard drive as that would most likely fix the problem.
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nothing is needed as hes rather good at keeping copies of everything.. im ok with a computer but re-partitioning etc is new territory for me... and would send it to a computer repair place but for fact only ones nearby are dodgy at best...

thanks agin for responding
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In case you are curious here are a few guides to re-install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive:

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-windows-7-netbook-from-usb-flash-drive/
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Also I am not sure with your webbook, but often times netbooks will come with recovery software where you can restore everything to the original factory settings. I would refer to any of the manuals that came with the webbook, but with a Dell for instance you might be able to reach this area by pressing F8 repeatedly while you are booting up. I have seen this on another F-key as well before, just depends.

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