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Media test failure

When I turn my laptop on I get a messege tht says Media test failure/ Exitng PXE ROM.

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Re: Media test failure

The laptop is not detecting your hard drive. Remove it (usually one screw on the bottom) and put it back in. If it still doesn't see it, your hard drive has kicked the bucket and you will need a new one.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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Keeps saying boot failure along with Ethernet controller v1.06 and media failure, check cable

What you are describing is a hard drive issue, remove hardware and reseat it back in place sometimes this will restart the hard drive. If this fails have it tested.

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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

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


Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.


Shouldn't be enabled by default


on Jan 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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PXE-E61 : media test failure, check For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.06 (080222) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

The system is not finding any bootable media (Hard Drive) and is attempting to boot via the network card (PXE Boot) the error message is saying that there is not PXE network to boot from and it is exiting the process.
Generally, this is caused by a hard Drive failure. Reseat the drive and or drive connections and see if the system will find the hard drive.
Generally, a Hard drive failure

Jun 17, 2011 | PC Laptops

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When trying to reboot I'm getting this pxe-e61: media failure

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v.105 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

install new NIC drivers from your laptop manufacture's site.

Nov 02, 2010 | PC Laptops

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When I turn on the Mini laptop, what does this mean: Realtex RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.08 PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable PXE -M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not...

media test failure like above while
booting means that the problem already solved as long as you can get
into Vista/win7/xp as usual. PXE shown in the massage is
the Ethernet network boot option which you’re not using. There are 4 options you can use for boot up the laptop:
1. Network
3. USB Storage
4. HDD

That was better to use HDD unless you are connected to a LAN then you need to change it to Network

Aug 31, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5100-5674 won't boot. Keyboard won't work, mouse initializes. PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure then PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM I really need some help, I just bought it. And would really like to...

PXE errors are generated by the network boot ROM. In other words, the boot process is attempting a network boot (your BIOS' 4th boot option), which means that your system was unable to boot from a HDD, CD-ROM, or USB device (the first 3 boot options).

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

Also verify if your harddisk is detected by BIOS

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When turning my laptop on i get a message media test failure

You see this message when the laptop trying to boot from a remote server using the network card. If you didn’t see the PXE-E61 message before, it means that the network card was listed after the hard drive in the boot order (you can set the order in BIOS) and the laptop booted directly from the hard drive. Now, when the hard drive has failed, the laptop cannot detect it and tries to boot from the next available device – the network card. Your laptop is not configured to boot from a remote server using the network card, that’s why you are getting PXE-E61 Media test failure error. You have to replace the hard drive and reinstall the operating system.

Jan 19, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

your e-machine is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot)

go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive

Aug 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Error Message: PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

Not always the Hard drive, boot into the bios setup utility and de-select network bootfrom the boot options. If it tries to network boot first you will always get that failure.

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PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable.

Save your self a lot of reading, do this first.
Check in BIOS rom for start up sequence and check if there is an asterist (!) in front of the hdd. If there is, it’s disabled. Select the hdd and press shift key plus “1′ This removes the ! and you can then use the hdd to re-format or….

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