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Acer Aspire 7741Z 4433 does not see the operating system, new hard drive.

This Acer Aspire 7741z 4433 Has a new hard drive a 7200 320 gig it also has a new optical reader a standard CD/DVD RW unit.also supports and has 8 gigs of new ram . It has two complete sets of Acer recovery disks.It loads and has access to the bios, it has the Acer splash screen, then it goes black and says; line one L.1. Brodcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.2. next paragraph L.1.Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1. L.4. PXE-E61 : Media Test failure, check cable. L.5.PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. L.6. Operating System not found. End.

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With a new hard drive , ti will not have an operating system installed
turn thr computer on and hold down the delete button until the bios screen comes up
click on the boot tab and set boot priority to first device c
put the cd in the cd drive
switch off the computer and then restart
the boot will now read the cd and reinstall the operating system
when installed go back into the bios and change back to first device --hard drive

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SOURCE: Acer aspire 5536 when i

It is looking for a boot device, depending on how you have your boot settings in the Bios configured, i would guess that it is looking for a network boot not being able to find another boot device.

This usually points to hard drive failure, to check this:

  1. Go into the Bios and see if the hard drive / DVD are recognised
  2. If they are, and you have the option of a recovery partition, boot from that and let the system repair itself
  3. If you do not have a recovery aprtition, or cannot access it, load the Windows DVD Rom, allow it to find an existing version of windows and repair it
  4. If it does not find an existing version of windows, you will need to do a reformat and claen install.
If when booting from the DVD Rom, you get a message "hard drive not found.." you then have 2 options: This is also true if the bios cannot detect it)
  1. Remove and reinsert the hard drive, see if it finds it again in windows
  2. If it does not, i'm afraid that the hard drive as died

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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SOURCE: Hi my LT Aspire 5536G

The message you are getting is the laptop telling you it cannot find a boot device. The Broadcom message is the last option in the boot sequence (network boot).

I'm not sure what OS you are using, so the following is loosely based on a standard recovery, PLEASE don't just award a 1 thumb if this does not solve the issue, rather don't leave feedback.

First of all: Boot and press F2 or F10 or del to access the Bios, see that the hard drive is actually seen in the bios, if it is NOT, please repost, this points to HDD failure

Secondly, if it is, in the Bios, set the 1st boot device to DVD Rom. Insert the Windows Disc and IF using XP, wait until it finds the old OS and do a recovery. IF using Vista or Windows 7, its more or less the same, run a repair and if you get the OS back up and running, download a comand line virus scanner such as DRWEB Cure it and run a thorough scan for viruses on the hard drive.

Before condemning the hard drive, try removing it and re-inserting it, see if the bios recognises it.
I'd also advise downloading a disc checking utility to make sure the hard drive is still workable

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

SOURCE: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check

This error is a result of your computer not finding the operating system. This is usually the case when the hard drive has failed. You will need to take the computer to a technician to replace the hard drive and have windows reinstalled.

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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