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PXE Media Failure problem


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muse475

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Hello,
Every now and then I will be online watching some TV show I've had to catch up on and all of a sudden my computer will go into the blue crash screen, restart as if nothing happen, then list the following:

PXE-e61 Media test failed, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating System not found

All I do after this is hold the power button to shut off my computer, then turn it back on, start in normal mode, and everything works fine. Any suggestions on what could be the problem and how I could fix it? I am running the 64-bit Windows 7 on a stock Dell Studio 17 with a T6500 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.10 GHz, with 4 GB of RAM.
This error has probably happened 3 times now and gets annoying. Any help is appreciated!
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Try diasble the network boot in the bios or change the boot order, by booting to the hard drive prior to the network boot.

or check this site out for assistance:
http://www.intel.com...b/cs-008018.htm

Edited by mgabriel, 13 January 2011 - 03:06 PM.

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I have read this in other posts and am very skeptical when it comes to changing boot orders. What exactly does the network boot attempt to do?
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Network booting is the process of booting a computer from a network rather than a local drive.

You don't need it since you are not hooked to a domain.

You can read more about it here:

http://en.wikipedia....Network_booting

http://www.kegel.com/linux/pxe.html
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Why does this cause a problem while the computer has already booted and is running?
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