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Receiving PXE-E61 media test failure/PXE-M0F exiting intel PXE RO

I read before what the problem is, but how do you fix it, if you are not able to disable the lan bootup. I can boot to floppy and have tried to redo the bios but nothing changes. What can be done?

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  • townboy May 11, 2010

    geekman, tks much, but what if you changed the bios to default, but it still does the same thing? I even tied to update to the lastest bios and nothing changed.

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If you get this error in a black screen before windows xp can boot up....
CLIENT MAC ADDR: xxxxxxx GUID: xxxxxxxxxx
PXE-E53: no boot filename recived
PXE-MOF: exiting intel PXE Rom
Your network card's settings in bios have somehow been changed. PXE means Pre-Execution Enviroment. In other words, it allows your network card to connect to a network server to pull operating system images off the network and other files without having an operating system installed.

The Fix,
Go into BIOS press F2 or F12 whatever your PC's screen at bootup says. In Bios, reset your bios settings to the default bios settings, or original settings. This fixed my problem with the above error. Nothing else fixed it. Windows Recovery cd will not fix it, because you cannot boot windows if this error is still occuring, Your network card will keep prompting DHCP to search for a network.
Its a bios function not a windows function.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Jan 21, 2009

    PXE-E61 error can also be a faulty hard disk or a faulty hard disk controller. Take the hard disk out and put it into a USB hard drive adapter and connect it into another computer, if this computer sees it as an external drive and you can open some files then it is OK and the fault is most likely the hard drive controller.The controller is part of the motherboard and near impossible to fix.

    Also check your BIOS settings for the hard drive.

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