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You didn't ask a question. I assume this is an error on boot-up? If so, then the system is reporting that no pxe server was found to boot your system over the network. To correct this you should enter the BIOS setup upon power-up (via hitting the delete, f1, f2 or f10 key - depending upon your computer) and disable the boot from network setting. Save configuration and restart. You should probably set BIOS boot order to 1st device = cdrom, 2nd device = harddrive.

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My laptop has been freezing so easily, it cannot show anything on the screen. the notice says pxee61 media test failure. How do I solve this problem?

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