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PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable


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claire19

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Please help I have an accer aspire 5335 when trying to start it I get an error message PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable, PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM, opertaing system not found. I have been to the accer web site and used there help ( tapping alt F10 ) but with no success. Please help
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It's trying to boot using your network card because it can't find an operating system. This usually means the computer is having a problem accessing the hard drive. It could be anything from an incorrect setting in the BIOS, a loose or dirty HD connector on up to a dead hard drive. :)
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Agreed. You can go into the BIOS and disable Network Boot... after this, if the computer still doesn't boot, or you get an error like "no disk found" then your hard drive has died.

How to change the boot priority in the BIOS
  • Start the computer/press the power button
  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key
    to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
    (You can see this during the manufacturers logo screen)
  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options
    change boot priority to: CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd
    and disable Network Boot(sometimes a bunch of numbers)
  • Press F10 to save and exit
  • Agree with "Y" to continue
  • Your computer will restart

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Edited by Ferrari, 23 February 2010 - 05:48 AM.

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123Runner

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In addition to what has already been stated....in desktops it can also be the data cable.
In your situation, it would be the connection to the drive within the laptop.

You can check the drive by going Here
Choose the tool for your drive. Burn the iso file to a CD and boot from the CD to run the diagnostics.
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rajivrathod

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hey if the hard disk is dead.... can repair or retrieve the data?
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hey if the hard disk is dead.... can repair or retrieve the data?


http://www.Ontrack.com
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