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Tammy J

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I try to turn on my computer and all i get now is the same thing over and over again. PXE - E61 Media test failure, check cable and PXE - M0F Exiting PXE ROM Someone please help!!!!!!
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Hi Tammy j and welcome to Geeks to Go.

You don't give us much to go on. Like desktop/ laptop, XP, Vista, ect.

Usually that fault means the computer is trying to boot to a network drive.
Go in to the bios and check that it is booting to a hard drive 1st.
You could also boot CD, then hard drive.
Just make sure it is not booting a network drive before the hard drive.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL or F1 or F2 or Esc or F10 button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

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Sorry about the lack of info, this is my first time on a forum like this and i wasn't sure. Anyway, it'a an ACER Aspire 5100 laptop running Windows XP. I tried your suggestion and unfortunately it didn't work, any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your help
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Not a problem on missing info. It happens all the time.
So you got in to bios and it was set correctly?
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