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Boot failure during boot phase the computer displays " for realtek rtl8100e/8101e fast ethernet network adapter v1.02 (060510) PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE PXE-M0F: EXITING PXE ROM what confuses me is I am running wi-fi

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Y first guess is that something is wrong with your motherboard. Start with checking that. Then if that is ok, check your hard drive because it may have gotten corrupt or even crashed. If that is ok, try reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling your operating system. Hope this helps.

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