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Hi. I have an Acer laptop that is shutting down after 10-15 mins, and when trying to restart comes up with the following message - PXE-E61: Media test failure - check cable. Closely followed by - PXE-MOF: exiting PXE Rom. Can you please tell me what is wrong and if it can be fixed? Thanks Deb :)

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Your Acer is trying to boot from Network and not hard drive.

You will have to go into the set-up utility(BIOS) and de-select network as a boot option.

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Pxe e61 check cable message


"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation


For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v.105 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"


sounds like a driver issue try to go to toshiba's website and download the latest drivers for the NIC card.

Nov 02, 2010 | Toshiba Qosmio G15 Notebook

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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


Issue:

My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Solution:

Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.

Remarks:

Shouldn't be enabled by default

[more...]

on Jan 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5536 (am in UK by the way) I updated some Microsoft items when prompted last weekend, when I tried to restart I kept getting message PXE-2.1 or PXE-E61 Media Test Failure and...


The PXE-E61 error usually caused by a faulty hard drive or a faulty connection between the hard drive and the motherboard. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to fix this problem :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4377704-pxe_e61_error

Aug 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I turn my laptop on a black screen appears with: PXE-E61: Media test faliure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key I do this and...


The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard disk has failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty. Please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r4377704-pxe_e61_error

May 29, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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PXE-E61 Media test failure


See this on-line thread from other users. I'd be leary about the posts that advocated hitting the laptop...

http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml

Portable computers can suffer from bad connections easily, so the first thing you should check are that all cables and other connections are tight and seated firmly.

Mar 31, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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Keep getting the following message when I turn on my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop: PXE-E61: Media test faulire, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not found


PXE bootup means the computer does not boot up from an operating system installed on a hard disk drive. PXE bootup uses a server on a network to boot up the computer.

It will not start without being connected the network that it was programmed to run on

Nov 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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I GOT THIS MESSAGE TODAY PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE CHECK CABLE WHEN I TRIED TO BOOT MY ACER ASPIRE 5630 THIS MORNING. IS THERE A QUICK FIX FOR THIS? EXITING BROADCOM PXE ROM OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND


It is trying to bbot up using network boot because it cannot find OS on the hard drive, you can turn off the network in the BIOS setup page, but more likely you have problem with the hard drive or the OS is corrupted.

Nov 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5630 Notebook

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable


your e-machine is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot)

go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive

Aug 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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PXE-E61:Media Test Failure


you got that error message because your harddrive isnot detected so it try to boot from network and you don't have OS in the network.

Most of the time is your hdd is dead. In some cases the motherboard is dead.

You can replace your hdd.
for OS (vista vs XP), if you have enough rams and high cpu, you should install vista, but for me, I prefer XP.
for the price, you should call microsoft seller.

Jul 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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PXE-E61 Media test Failure


hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.

May 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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