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When I turn on the Mini laptop, what does this mean: Realtex RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.08 PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable PXE -M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not found

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  • pamelaburge Aug 31, 2010

    I can not get into Windows. It says OS not found.
    It keeps repeating what I typed earlier over and over with the last thing before it stops says Operating System not found

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Media test failure like above while
booting means that the problem already solved as long as you can get
into Vista/win7/xp as usual. PXE shown in the massage is
the Ethernet network boot option which you’re not using. There are 4 options you can use for boot up the laptop:
1. Network
2. DVD/CD
3. USB Storage
4. HDD

That was better to use HDD unless you are connected to a LAN then you need to change it to Network

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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SOURCE: PXE-E61 : media test failure,

The system is not finding any bootable media (Hard Drive) and is attempting to boot via the network card (PXE Boot) the error message is saying that there is not PXE network to boot from and it is exiting the process.
Generally, this is caused by a hard Drive failure. Reseat the drive and or drive connections and see if the system will find the hard drive.
Generally, a Hard drive failure

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

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