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Possible hard drive failure on SLIMNOTE N12PI

When booting up my notebook I get the following message
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key

Checking the web for the PXE codes it seems to indicate a hard drive failure.
Is it true? If I have to replace the hard drive can I go from 80 gb to 160gb in the same space? Any recommendations as a good hard drive vendor?
I tried holding down the power and f4 keys to try and recover but it didnt work..
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  • jmdezso Dec 30, 2008

    I guess the next question is how to get to the bios? I get the PXE messages as soon as I power up

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PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) means that
your network booting feature is turn on in your BIOS.
You supposed not to see it even if it's turn on, except
you don't have any booting device attached to your notebook (harddrive, diskette, ufd, cd/dvd-rom, others with valid operating system).
That means your harddrive have a problem. If your notebook is still in warranty period, sent to the vendor or place where you purchased it.
If not, (recommended only for experienced people) try to re-attached the harddrive connectors by opening the notebook first.
(at this time your warranty is void, and you will take any risks incurred).
Replacement should be with a 2.5" dimension harddrive for notebook (SATA or not depend on the notebook) and as far as i know, you can go for 80GB-160GB.
Recovery is useless if you are having hardware failure on your harddrive.

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I don't think its a hard drive failure thats causing that message, basically PXE means your computer is trying to boot from a network/server. All you have to do is go into your BIOS setup right after your computer boots. Then make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your hard drive and not anything else (floppy, network etc.). And if possible disable any PXE settings.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    stejeda777 Dec 30, 2008

    it depends on your computer, basically all you do is tap the f8 key or del key to enter your BIOS setup, you have to do this RIGHT after you hit the computer's power switch. Also take a look at the boot setting in your BIOS setup to see if your hard drive is showing up, if its not then for sure it has failed. At that point if you have important files only a data recovery agency would be the only ones able to recover your files, expect to pay thousands. also make sure if you replace your hard drive that you won't be voiding your warranty if it hasn't expired yet. If it hasn't go nuts,

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I had this happen to me before with an IBM laptop. I bought a new hard drive, reinstalled a fresh OS, and had no more problems after that. I also went right to ibm website and did all the updates, as well as all the microsoft updates. So my same problem as your ended up being a bad hard drive. maybe check into that?.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, I am tempted to think that the CMOS/BIOS could not detect the internal hard disk and therefore is booting from the LAN. Pls reboot and enter CMOS/BIOS setup. Thereafter determine if the computer could detect the hard disk either auto or manually.

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SOURCE: wile I am trying to boot it up it goes in to a loop

Hello.

That error message usually refers to a hard disk failure. Your hard disk cable could be loose or faulty. Or, your hard drive would need to be replaced.

I'd suggest to check the cable and run your system's hardware diagnostics (often F2 or F12) when your system boots.

Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I have a realtek RTL8139{x}/8130/810x PCI FAST

If you use ethernet, then your connection, possibly the cable, is not working.

IF you don't use the ethernet connection, and have no cable plugged in for ethernet, the warning is NORMAL.

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