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Unable to enter BIOS

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

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

Though I did read the solution in your tips and tricks but am unable to access the BIOS setup inspite of pressing F1. Please help!
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  • abchattoraj Jan 14, 2009

    it did not help so was trying out all the Function keys and some how with F3 I got key stuck message and there after my computer stopped giving any message and is not booting at all ;-(

  • fred09 Apr 27, 2009

    On my Dell Inspiron 300M I can't get it to boot up. Says Media Test Failure, Check Cable, Operating System Not found

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