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Acer aspire 3515 reboot

Hi I have the same problem as previously listed. My screen is saying:
PXE-E61:media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F:eXITING BROADCOM pxe rom
No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key.

But I do not have a disk and when I press ALT and F10 as in instruction manual, computer does not reapond. It does lt me access BIOS Utilities

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    hi, i have the same problem... and my lap doesnt boot neither CD,HD,USB...

    So thats happened after i was modifying the partitions...

    Anyone have an idea?

  • denico Jan 16, 2009

    i lose my old program.with taragon.i lose my recovery

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I have the exact same message as lwtts's "Acer aspire 3515 reboot" problem (same computer) and would like to have a solution, as well.

  • Jenii-Babehh Apr 23, 2009

    hi i have the same problem with this acer 5315 1 min it was working fine then i had to restart it as i was doing a windows update then it just kept shuting down and coming up with the same thing as you it wont let me go to my restore anymore could anyone help thanx Jeni

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Hopefully, though, there's just some craziness going on with the Boot

....suggests that the error messages you are seeing are from a failed
attempt to boot from a network source.

Check the boot order in your BIOS to insure that the hard drive is
fairly high in the list. Generally, I have it something like this:

(1) Floppy Drive
(2) CD-ROM
(3) Hard Drive

If you do this, will it boot from the hard drive?

Will it boot from a bootable CD?

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Acer aspire 3515 reboot

Hi,

the error you are getting, is related to the computer not being able to find a logical Drive. ( Hard-Drive Or CD Rom ) this could be caused by either A Virus. Or a corruption in the operating System. ( Windows System File Et,c )
If you check your computers manual, or website or you can enter the computers Bios screen.
Look for an option to restore setup defaults or similar, and save and exit to cmos/Exit.
Also see if there are options for using system restore. ( this is where your hard-drive will contain a seperate partition ) to enable a set of backup files to be loaded and run.

If you have a wireless network connected, remove or disable, until computer has re-booted. As your system could have been taken over by a hacker or similar program/virus.

Thankyou for using Fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


Issue:

My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Solution:

Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.

Remarks:

Shouldn't be enabled by default

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then sorry to tell u my friend that ur Hard disk has CRASHED and not giving up files for OS loading kindly replace ur HARD DRIVE and restore ur OS thru backup disk u got

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Acer aspire 3515 reboot


Hi,

the error you are getting, is related to the computer not being able to find a logical Drive. ( Hard-Drive Or CD Rom ) this could be caused by either A Virus. Or a corruption in the operating System. ( Windows System File Et,c )
If you check your computers manual, or website or you can enter the computers Bios screen.
Look for an option to restore setup defaults or similar, and save and exit to cmos/Exit.
Also see if there are options for using system restore. ( this is where your hard-drive will contain a seperate partition ) to enable a set of backup files to be loaded and run.

If you have a wireless network connected, remove or disable, until computer has re-booted. As your system could have been taken over by a hacker or similar program/virus.

Thankyou for using Fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable


check your harddrive, is it detected in bios ?
if no, it could be motherboard or hdd, but most of the time is hdd problem, so just replace it.
if yes, your operating system is corrupt, so you can reload your operating system.

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable


your e-machine is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot)

go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive

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