Question about Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook
Hi, when I switch the power button on, I get the acer screen with 'Press
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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.
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.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
@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.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
Hard drive problem i reinstall windows and everityng is fine now
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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
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
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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
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
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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