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Acer aspire 3050 operating sysyem not found -media test !!!! pxe-2.1 (build 082)

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sounds like your hard drive is unhappy..can you boot from recovery disk?

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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OK this is the only way I can get my P.O.S Acer 5100 to work and it does NOT always work...

First off, I downloaded an updated Bios (3.10) it was from the Acer U.K. website and the program to flash it..(caution it may fry your computer) but i was ready to gut this thing and send it back to Acer with a thin layer of horse S*&T on top..there customer service in non existant for this modle....

after flashing the Bios I did a full system recovery from the disks I made when it was new...restarted it and it WORKED....

well it worked for about 2 weeks then the "media cable error" message came up again...if you get the Acer screen hit F2 and you will see your $800 laptop is not detecting the hard drive or dvd rom...hit control alt delete to restart and TAP the right side of the laptop above the hard drive HARD as it boots...if you get really lucky it will work until the next time you move it...seems to be a bad connection near the hard P.O.S has the built in will work until i move the cam, it seems to short out the laptop, i get the blue screen of death and it will restart...
if you do get your running I sugest coping all your files, pictures and anything else you value from the hard drive, formate it and SELL IT ON E BAY AS-IS...most bring around $200 for parts and go buy a Dell...

Acer is total ****, mine has been back to Texas for repair 4 times and is not out of warentee..they said I should of bought the extended warrentee, I asked why you people have had it more then I should replace it for responce from Acer...

OH and the left button on the palm rest fell into the laptop after 2 weeks and they refused to repace it for free, said it was user damage

hope this helps you with your POS Acer media connection error

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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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

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: aspire 3682 PXE-E61:Media test failure.check

PXE error means that it is trying to boot from an ethernet / lan connection.

check your boot order options first and set it to boot
1. Hard drive
2. CD rom drive
3. Floppy (or usb if you know how to do this)
4. network(aka PXE)

If it still fails then yes there MAY be an issue with your hard drive.

Check all hard drive connections before running off for a new one.
This can be especially true with SATA type drives most of which dont have any sort of true locking device to hold the connections secure.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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try downloading from here

good luck

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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I'd suggest to check the cable and run your system's hardware diagnostics (often F2 or F12) when your system boots.

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Make sure to remove the battery and the power charger for the laptop before starting this process so nothing else happens,I have changed ram before and killed it by forgetting to remove the power and upset the balance of nature inside the laptop and had to start gain with more ram.

Another thing is the hard drive itself could be in need of formatting agian so you may have to remove the drive and take it to another computre to back up your files before your rofmat and start with a fressh windows install agian,at least you get to have a working machine agian....
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