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Problem error: Greetings, I have an Acer 5100 that will no longer boot. Was using it with no problems and then it black screened, then kept giving the following message: "For realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCU fast ethernet controller v2.13 (020326)PXE-E61 mediatest failure, check cablePXE-MOF, exiting PXE ROM Intel UNDI,PXE-2.0 (build 082)" It then beeps, runs words, screen goes all black, beeps and loops. I run this on a wireless network in my house. No cables involved. Have other computers on the wireless that are much older and no problems. Bought like three months ago. Thoughts? Thanks =-)

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  • msheajr Nov 30, 2007

    I have the exact same error. I put in a new HDD, same brand even. Error is still there!

    I notice the bios says no hard drive is installed. Oh and to top it off it is intermintent. I can turn the unit on and off 4 to 10 time and it will see the HDD and boot just fine!



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Go buy a new hard drive the hard drive has failed,,,,then use the restore disk and restore your machine...the reason it is going to the ethernet controller is that since the hard drive has failed it tries to access the next bootable device...and none is present

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