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CAN NOT GET INTO WINDOWS

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL WHEN I SHUT DOWN. WHEN I BOOTED UP THIS MORNING THIS OCCURRED
I DO NOT HAVE A RECOVERY DISC OR A XP BOOT UP DISC FOR MY ACER ASPIRE 3680

MY HARD DRIVE HAS NEVER INDICATED A PROBLEM AND I AM HOPING THAT THERE IS A FILE OR SOMETHING MISSING THAT IS PREVENTING THE OPERATING SYSTEM LOLADING

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    pakard bell easynote laptop shut down ok and when i turned it on it said media issue, operating system failure etc too what do i do now cause i cannot get off of the black screen with this writing

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my laptop. After the Acer screen is displayed on start-up the following black screen with follwoing message is displayed.



    Yukon PXE v5.12.1.3 (20060316)

    (C)Copyright 2003-2006 Marvell(R). All rights reserved.

    Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1

    (C)Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.

    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

    Operating System not found



    I have tried many of the solutions that are already listed, but nothing has been successful so far, hence why I am forwarding this message. I would really appreciate it if someone could help!



    Thanks Dave

  • appleC Jan 21, 2008

    I had the same problem too. But i dont know how to reseat the memory module and hard drive. help!

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008



    Hello,



    This is the exact problem I am having with my lap top. Any assistance would be extremely helpful .... and much appreciated. Thank you.



    Yukon PXE v5.12.1.3 (20060316)
    (C)Copyright 2003-2006 Marvell(R). All rights reserved.
    Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1
    (C)Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
    Operating System not found

  • ANDI12 Feb 17, 2008

    Hello,



    Thsi is exactly the trouble I am having with my laptop. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank You.



    Yukon PXE v5.12.1.3 (20060316)
    (C)Copyright 2003-2006 Marvell(R). All rights reserved.
    Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1
    (C)Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
    Operating System not found

  • Fr_holly Apr 01, 2008

    I am having the exact same message. I have tried the windows recovery disk and that did not work. I tried installing a different operating system but that also did not work. This computer is less than a year old but was a gift and I do not have the reciept for warrenty offer. Please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    my operating system is detected this all started after i turned off the power. Upon turning on i was prompt to start in normal or recovery. However neither settings will work.

  • irv1 Apr 25, 2008

    I have a Acer 3689 and I am getting this error when trying to start windows:



    PXE-E61: Media test failure, chech cable

    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

    Operating System not found

  • aboozoozz Apr 27, 2008

    same thing is listed up there i've had

  • toddler69 Jun 08, 2008

    I have a Aspire 3680 series ZR1Model. It came with windows home vista home basic on it.I installed windows vista premier & now i cant get the computer to come up in anything but safe mode.Please help me. I dont have the disk to fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    my operating system will not load goes to a black scren

  • gladdstarkey Jun 22, 2008

    Exact same problem. Worked fine yesterday but when turned on today I get the same message as everyone else. No recovery CD, no nothing! What do I do? Warranty expired 15 days ago!

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    i cant get inot windows i shut down the laptop and when i tryed to restart it says there is no oparating system i need help lol

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

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


    And i do have the recovery CDs. When I tried to use them, everything went fine until it says: "Set up did not find any hard disk drives installed"



    So with my experience, the recover cd does not work for me



    Hp Pavilion

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It's a hard drive failure(dead). Buy a new hard drive. Avoid toshiba brand hd. Get Western Digital.

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Try reseating the memory modules and hard drive and see if this helps. If not, get back to me.
Thanks!
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