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URGENT - MEDIA CABLE FAILURE ERROR


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WalkerE91

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Okay, help needed ASAP!

I have a Fujitsu Laptop (Amilo). It was working fine until the other morning I turned it on and after about ten mins of the usual activity (e-mail, facebook etc) it went dead. I re-booted it and I'm now faced with the following message:

PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F EXITING PXE ROM
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

I've read a couple of previous threads and it doesn't seem to help.

I'm not brilliant on computers so please make your advice simple.

Also, I have important stuff saved on laptop, so if possible need to be able to access it!

Help urgently!

Emma

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Welcome to Geeks To Go :)

Media test failure... Sounds like there is a connection problem from the Hard drive(HDD) to The laptop...

Is your HDD working properly? No funny sounds or click\ticking noises?

You may want to boot up the computer in a quiet area to hear the HDD.

I just had to replace a HDD on my friends Laptop because the HDD died... Same error also.

You may need to purchase another..

Let me know what your HDD sounds like

Good luck
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It is making a whirring noise =/ Could this mean a new hard drive?

Will I lose all the data on it?

Emma
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A whirring noise as I believe you are describing, would most likely be the normal operating sounds. The HDD is like a mini record player there is a small disc spinning at high speed with an arm and "needle" reading the disc...

Do you know how to enter your BIOS.. if so

Enter the BIOS and check the Boot sequence, maybe the sequence changed and the computer is "confused"

If you are not sure how to do this please don't do anything

In your next reply could you please tell me more info about your computer... Make\model everything you can...

Thank you

Good luck
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Go to BIOS. Make sure, that the boot order reads: floppy, CD, HD
Disable Boot from Network (wording is different on every machine, may say Integrated NIC, Network, PXE-xxxxxxx)
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Okay here goes:

My laptop is a Fujitsu Amilo Li 2727 (Model no: MS2228)

Once in setup this is the "boot priority order":

USB FDC
USB KEY
USB HDD
USB CDROM
IDE CD: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7590A-(P
SATA HDD
PCI BEV: REALTEK BOOT AGENT

What order should this be in?

There is no option to disable it? - How do I do it?

Thanks again

Emma
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I don't see any network entry, so my advice won't apply :)
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