Question about Compaq Presario 2100 Series: 1170B01-90 (COMPAQPRESARIO2100SERIES) CD-ROM Drive

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Argon PXE Boot Agent v2.01 2002 - PXE - E61

I have a presario 2100. when boot I get the following:
Argon PXE Boot Agent v2.01 2002

PXE -E61 media test failure check cable

and does not boot. I have used Hirens 9.5 and
the c drive has 0 blocks. I also used Super Winpe UBCD PRO and the C drive has 0 blocks.

what is up with that!

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Your computer tries to "boot" from several devices:
* floppy-disk
* disk-drive
* CD-ROM
* USB memory-stick
* over a network, via PXE (Pre eXecution Environment)

If you have a network-cable connected to the Ethernet port on the computer, with the other end connected to a "boot-server", then the Operating System can be loaded over this network-connection.

But, if you get "media test failure" and "check cable", then the network-cable for PXE is either non-working or not-present.

Any disk-drive that shows "ZERO" blocks is very probably a DEAD disk-drive. Replace it.

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SOURCE: PXE-E61: media test failure check cable

"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, System won't boot"
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(F10)
This Will Solve this problem

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SOURCE: PXE-E61

Your disk-drive has failed.
So, your computer tried to boot itself over the Ethernet network,
by "broadcasting" a request for booting. When either the network-cable was _NOT_ connected, or when _NO_ computer responded to the "broadcast" message, you get "PXE: media failure".

Take your computer to a qualified technician,
to remove the "dead" disk-drive,
to replace the disk-drive,
and to reinstall Windows.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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