Question about Computers & Internet
Your computer is configured to try to "boot" from several devices:
* CD/DVD drive
* network (via connecting to a "boot-server" on your local network)
So, "media test failure" means that no Ethernet cable is connected to the network-port on the computer. So, if you are trying to boot from a "boot-server" over the network, check that the Ethernet cable is connected, and check that the boot-server is processing boot-requests.
Thus, the PXE (Pre eXecution Environment) is exiting, because it cannot boot from the network -- no Operating System was accessible over the network.
So, enter BIOS SETUP, and disable the "network boot" option,
if no boot-server exists.
Also, put a boot-disk into the floppy-drive, or the CD/DVD drive,
or, most importantly, check that your disk-drive is working.
If your disk-drive is not getting power, or its "data" cable is not connected, or if the disk-drive has a problem, then Windows cannot be read from the disk, and so the computer tries an "alternate" boot-device.
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
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