Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
When I turn on laptop, it goes to flashing message- PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable and PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. Do I need to run recovery cd's? If so how do I do it? I can enter the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility but am lost after that. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Hi LWeller1l what you computer is trying to do is boot from a network and it's not picking one up so it gives you an error message, to check if it's just this....... go into your bios and check the boot order it should have ......cd/rom or dvd/rom drive as first boot option then the .........hd meaning harddisk then the pxe boot, if they in this in this order and the pxe option is not above the harddisk in the order you may have harddisk problem. when the computer boots it uses this order to start, so in this order it checks the cd/rom or dvd/rom for a bootable disk, if none is in there it then tries to boot off the harddisk, if this fails then look to the pxe boot option which is network boot option off a server,........another thing is you if you don't have server you can disable the pxe boot option completly in here........so if they are in this order in the bios then you may have to re-install the operating system or the disk may be corrupted or failed.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
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