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Test failure comp says media test failure exiting pxe rom

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IB4G2008
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SOURCE: media test failure

sounds like your hard drive is unhappy..can you boot from recovery disk?

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

ohms
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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: comp won't boot

This could also happen if the hard drive is dead and trying to boot the next item or the BIOS has the Netboot option set as the first boot device.

Jump into your BIOS and make sure that the boot order is CDROM then USB then HDD. Then try again. Let us know what happens.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

bob_computer
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SOURCE: aspire 3682 PXE-E61:Media test failure.check

PXE error means that it is trying to boot from an ethernet / lan connection.

check your boot order options first and set it to boot
1. Hard drive
2. CD rom drive
3. Floppy (or usb if you know how to do this)
4. network(aka PXE)

If it still fails then yes there MAY be an issue with your hard drive.

Check all hard drive connections before running off for a new one.
This can be especially true with SATA type drives most of which dont have any sort of true locking device to hold the connections secure.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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pgh_pa_guy
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SOURCE: can t boot up no disk to do so , broadcom undi

That message is coming from the motherboard. What it means is that your operating system wasn't found and the computer is trying to boot from a network. Because the network boot failed, you get the mysterious message.

This is happening because the computer can't read from the hard drive. It may be because the hard drive is bad or has been affected by a virus. Or its connection to the motherboard may have worked loose. Open the drive access cover and make sure the drive is firmly connected and try restarting your computer. If you still have the same trouble you'll need to have the hard drive or system board checked out.

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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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.

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"Operating system not found" means windows can't load because the Bios can not find the operating system (because the hard disk failed).

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PXE errors are generated by the network boot ROM. In other words, the boot process is attempting a network boot (your BIOS' 4th boot option), which means that your system was unable to boot from a HDD, CD-ROM, or USB device (the first 3 boot options).

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1.Go to Bios Settings
2.Remove LAN booting from booting options...For laptop ,type "X" on the LAN booting option.
3.Save The configuration

Also verify if your harddisk is detected by BIOS

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Comp won't boot


This could also happen if the hard drive is dead and trying to boot the next item or the BIOS has the Netboot option set as the first boot device.

Jump into your BIOS and make sure that the boot order is CDROM then USB then HDD. Then try again. Let us know what happens.

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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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