I am in possession of a malfunctioning Compaq Presairo 2500 with its optical drive dead and the rear power socket broken. Could you please tell me how much it will cost to fix it and where can I get it fixed ?
Thanks & best wishes, Zubin
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Your computer tries to "boot" (start-up) from several devices:
* floppy-disk (if installed)
* disk-drive (if not "dead"),
* CD/DVD optical device (if "bootable" media has been loaded)
* PXE --> Pre-Execution Environment -- checks if there is a connection between the network-adapter on your computer to a "boot-server" on your local network -- it can load Windows from that "boot-server".
The "media-test failure" indicates that there is no network-cable attached to your computer *AND* the other-end of the network-cable is *NOT* connected to the "boot-server". So, you can that "error" message.
Your computer tries to "boot" from several devices:
* floppy disk
* CD/DVD optical device
* external CD/DVD
* USB memory stick
* PXE ("Pre eXecution Environment)
To use PXE, you need "media" -- a network cable connecting yur computer to a "boot-server". The "media test faiure, check cable" reports that no network-cable exists, or that it does exist WITHOUT being connected to a boot-server.
Probably, your computer failed to boot from a DEAD disk-drive, and then tried floppy/CD/USB before checking PXE.
hehehehe i saw this one lots a few years back, the keyboard and mouse connectors switched if the small round din5 pin type. else check to see if your bios has the USB all on. Also, chk your power conservation settings make sure these items WAKE UP after timeout reached
This depends on what devices you are using but usually you MUST install the drivers FIRST before connecting anything to the USB sockets so uninstall anything you have previously and start again installing the drivers FIRST before you plug it in.
Your disk-drive has failed.
So, your computer tried to boot itself over the Ethernet network,
by "broadcasting" a request for booting. When either the network-cable was _NOT_ connected, or when _NO_ computer responded to the "broadcast" message, you get "PXE: media failure".
Take your computer to a qualified technician,
to remove the "dead" disk-drive,
to replace the disk-drive,
and to reinstall Windows.
Battery replacement is your only option,the old one only completes the power circiut now and once they go dead thats it(sorry)-I had the same problem,ebay or craigslist,they're about 50.00 for the battery alone............................