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Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v10.0.9

Hi, when I switch the power button on, I get the acer screen with 'Press to set up' at hte bottom left of the screen and a message 'preparing to boot to OS' also at the bootm left of the screen. Then I receive a screen with the following message: 'Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v10.0.9
Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Broadcom Corp.
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
All rights reserved.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and
press any key'
What does it mean with boot disk and what to do.

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    my acer 5315 can not find any hard drive to boot from, if gives the same erroe message about the media ,check cable
    how to let the computer search fro the HD if it cannot find it

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i put the serial number in but said it is not valid. pissing me off



    system restore without cd a week ago. now wont boot up think hard drive is

    not working. d2d recovery setting enabled will not restore. pxe - e61 media

    test failure, check cable. no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press

    any key.



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    purchased 21-09-2008

    from asda (walmart)


  • Wat2DO Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same problem... i went to F2 i disable Lan and enable F12...it reads: UNDI PXE -2.1v10.0.9 PXE-E61:Media test failure.check cable PXE-MOF:Exiting Boradcom PXE ROM....someone said something about a partition...but i don't know how to get it to load....If I just let it run from the CD-ROM then the masterdisk. it just goes to a blank cursor. and just that. nothing else. just wondering if anyone has had any luck in recovering or just getting windows to run. I do know it was a windows32system.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i have the same ****

  • texhfl May 05, 2009

    same

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The Broadcom PXE looks for a boot device/files from a network source if the network cable is't plugged in then you get the PXE-E61: Media test failure check cable, you can turn this off in the bios, when this doesn't find any boot information it moves onto the next boot device which is defined in the bios, usally the dvd drive then the HD. If this is a Altos server you have bought they are not supplied with an OS so it wont boot from the HD to begin with, if you already had a OS installed and it wont boot then there is something wrong with with the HD or the connectors or posibly the boot sectors are corrupted, if the device is making th tak tak noise the it is having trouble reading te device.

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@tatunka - mine is an acer too. But "Guest's" solution of using F2 at boot, and 'disable network boot' in the BIOS got rid of this little niggle for me (thanks, Guest). Good luck.

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This is the error you get when the computer can't find the hard disk system. You might try to enter setup (F2) and see if perhaps your bios settings are set wrong (have it search for your HD) -- and if that doesn't work, then I would say you have a defective HD. (Or a loose or bad cable/connector going to your HD from your motherboard.

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Hard drive problem i reinstall windows and everityng is fine now

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Hey, i'm french ( it's possible that you doesn't understand all) and i got exactly the same probleme. how to do? Have we got to paid for us computer? ... ? rep please.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

Hia its easy to handle it,easy at bios put chose: boot from lan=disable

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    Worked for me on ACER TravelMate 2303 WLCi, Thanks

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Hi i go through it , by pressing F2 ,but i didn't found any information about in IDE HDD there is blank in this place noe what i need to do also when i switch on my computer i hear sound coming like tak-tak

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You need a new hard drive and after you buy one and replace it, you will need to buy (or download, using another computer with internet access) and install a new operating system (Windows 7, Vista, Ubuntu, etc).

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v11.0.11 Copyright (C)

change your boot priority. press power button then keep on tapping F1 key until your reached to setup utility. go to boot menu and set your boot priority 1 to your HDD. if compute wasnt able to detect your HDD . then there is a problem wth your HDD, you need to call you manufacturer for HDD replacement if unit is still under warranty

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SOURCE: Broadcom UNDI PXE 2.1 v11 . 4.1

This is showing because the computer is not seeing the hard drive that contains the operating system. In some cases this is because the hard drive has come dislodged from the interface on the motherboard. Dells are good for this because the hard drive slides into the side of some models. Try reseating the hard drive and reboot. Your worse case scenario is that your hard drive has failed. The reason you are seeing the PXE-MOF etc. is that the laptop ias now looking for a network hard drive to boot from. It can't find the intenal hard drive so it is searching for other means to boot.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v11.0.11 Copyright (C)

Hi. I think the problem on this one is its either your Harddrive has already failed or your Optical Drive has a cd inside, so double check your Optical drive if there is a disc inside it. If not this issue is also with the operating system, you can try to restore your system by pressing the One Key recovery(OKR) button found beside the power button which has a logo of an arching arrow, but remember to plugin first the ac adapter on your laptop before pressing the One Key Recovery Button and also do not press the power button to turn on your computer because when you press the OKR button it will automatically turn on your computer and proceed with the recovery process. When it gives you some option you should choose One Key Recovery and then choose System Recovery, then factory default and from there it will guide you to the whole process of recovering your machine. If this doesnt fix the issue you could also try using the Recovery disc to restore your sytem t its original settings just like the OKR. Lastly you can contact the tech support dept. of Lenovo, they are open 24/7 and this the number to contact:
US/Canada: Available 24/7 1-877-4LENOVO (1-877-453-6686)
Australia: Available 24/7 1300-557-073
New Zealand: 9am-9pm Mon-Fri 0800-446-833. Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: went to shut down comp. and screen said, and still

A "media test failure, check cable" means your hard disk failed. The bios can not locate the boot sector of the hard disk to begin loading the operating system.
"Operating system not found" means windows can't load because the Bios can not find the operating system (because the hard disk failed).

This is pretty much an unrecoverable error in terms of fast fixes. You can take the hard disk to a data recovery service if you need to retrieve important data or files.

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

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