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Getting a media test failure on initial boot up then windows blue screen pop up when windows tries to start. Is my video card not working properly? BIOS was reset.

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Probably hard drive failure.
try changing the boot order in bios.
if that doesnt work try reinstalling windows.
If windows doesn't reinstall then your hard drive is bad.

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My optiplex 320 is making two high pitched beeps on starting boot, also im not getting anything on the monitor


James,
It sounds like the refresh rate is set to high. Since you do not mention what OS is installed I have listed information on how to change in Windows,XP.
Start the computer and press the F8 key. Choose Safe Mode. Once the system gets into Windows follow the steps below and then restart the computer. If this does not resolve your issue email me at my email address below and include your OS information.

How to Change the Screen Refresh Rate of Your Monitor

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.

    Alternatively, right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
  3. Click the Monitor tab, and then click the screen refresh rate that you want to use.
NOTE:
  • The default refresh rate setting is 60 Hertz (HZ); however, your monitor may support a higher setting. Check your manufacturer's documentation for information about the settings that your monitor supports.
  • If you use a higher refresh rate, you can reduce the rate that your screen flickers; however, if you specify a refresh rate that is too high for your monitor, your screen may become unusable and your hardware may be damaged.
  • Changes to the refresh rate affect all users that log on to the computer.
Or your system is giving off a beep code in which case the beeps come in a 3 beep sequence. Below is the beep codes and what each represents.Beep Codes

Troubleshooting steps and more information about the OptiPlex 320 beep codes Beep Codes Code Cause 1-1-2 Microprocessor register failure 1-1-3 NVRAM 1-1-4 ROM BIOS checksum failure 1-2-1 Programmable interval timer 1-2-2 DMA initialization failure 1-2-3 DMA page register read/write failure 1-3-1 through 2-4-4 DIMMs not being properly identified or used 3-1-1 Slave DMA register failure 3-1-2 Master DMA register failure 3-1-3 Master interrupt mask register failure 3-1-4 Slave interrupt mask register failure 3-2-2 Interrupt vector loading failure 3-2-4 Keyboard Controller Test failure 3-3-1 NVRAM power loss 3-3-2 NVRAM configuration 3-3-4 Video Memory Test failure 3-4-1 Screen initialization failure 3-4-2 Screen retrace failure 3-4-3 Search for video ROM failure 4-2-1 No time tick 4-2-2 Shutdown failure 4-2-3 Gate A20 failure 4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode 4-3-1 Memory failure above address 0FFFFh 4-3-3 Timer-chip counter 2 failure 4-3-4 Time-of-day clock stopped 4-4-1 Serial or parallel port test failure 4-4-2 Failure to decompress code to shadowed memory 4-4-3 Math coprocessor test failure 4-4-4 Cache test failure
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I installed my antivirus program the other night. When I rebooted the computer it booted up, went to home screen, then went to blue screen. I tried reinstalling Windows from the disc and it worked for a...


it's more than likely a driver issue, as the computer boots tap the f8 key and you'll presented with a boot menu. load the system in safe mode and see if it loads properly. if it does, uninstall the video drivers (usually the culprit) and then load the drivers from the manufacturer's website. windows update drivers sometimes screw things up more than they help. you can also tap the f8 key at boot and toggle down to 'do not restart on system failure' and restart. when the pc boots and it blue screens again it will stay on the screen and you can get the failure hex code. that will help us diagnose it

Aug 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Pxe e61 media test fail check cable


what error message are you receiving on the blue screen? if it resets to fast start typing f8 at boot and in the advanced menu, toggle down to do not restart on system failure. write down the hex code (0x00XXXXX) and report back. What version of windows are you running? have you tried to press f2 or f1 or whatever key it is to enter setup on your laptop @ boot and disable network boot?

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I just got a monitor, samsung LS19GSESS/Xaa from my friend cause he got a new 22" . However when i tried it on my computer it doesn't work. So when i plug the monitor onto my video card, 5770 brand...


what you are seeing is the monior test and adjust features. If your old monitor worked then the computer is not at fault. Try this: Boot up your computer and while doing so continually press the f8 key, ever second or so, don't hold it down, just keep pressing it. eventually (if the monitor works) a screen will pop up (assuming windows operating system). when and if you see this screen choose the option "start windows in SAFE mode" if this works just wait till it boots up. After it boots up and tells you its in safe mode, right click somewhere on the screen and choose either "screen resolution: (if windows 7) or "settings if windows XP. change the screen resoltion to the lower choice 800 X 600 Or somethign close to this. Now reboot again in normal mode. if the monitor now works you can go through the process again to set the resoltuion higher, 1280 by ? or something. let me know if it works.

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Dell XPS/Dimension and BLUE SCREEN OF Death!!


have you tried changing your hard disk drive? if not, try to change your hard disk drive. then start installing new windows.

Mar 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 PC Desktop

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I have 2 GX520's that are buzzing when trying to boot


If your computer beeps during start-up:
  1. Write down the beep code
Code
Cause
1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure
1-1-3
NVRAM read/write failure
1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure
1-2-1
Programmable interval timer failure
1-2-2
DMA initialization failure
1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure
1-3
Video Memory test failure
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure
3-1-2
Master DMA register failure
3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure
3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure
3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure
3-2-4
Keyboard Controller test failure
3-3-1
NVRAM power loss
3-3-2
Invalid NVRAM configuration
3-3-4
Video Memory test failure
3-4-1
Screen initialization failure
3-4-2
Screen retrace failure
3-4-3
Search for video ROM failure
4-2-1
No timer tick
4-2-2
Shutdown failure
4-2-3
Gate A20 failure
4-2-4
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh
4-3-3
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
4-3-4
Time-of-day clock stopped
4-4-1
Serial or parallel port test failure
4-4-2
Failure to decompress code to shadowed memory
4-4-3
Math-coprocessor test failure
4-4-4
Cache test failure

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Media test failure, check cable


Video card failure replace your video card

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PXE-E61 Media test Failure


hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.

May 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Problem


I’m almost positive that you have a bad hard drive. PXE means Pre-Boot Execution Environment.
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) to start your system from harddisk.

when the hard drive has failed, the system cannot detect it and tries to boot from the next available device – the network card. Your system 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.

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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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