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Aspire laptop 5534 pxe e61 error message problem

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  • jjackson349 Nov 06, 2010

    This did not work. I don't have the (HDD 0) option in the "Boot Menu" . Is there anything else I can try.

  • jjackson349 Nov 06, 2010

    This did not work. Do you have any other suggestions? I don't have the (HDD 0) option to select from my "Boot Menu) screen options.

  • jjackson349 Nov 06, 2010

    When I got to the "Exit" menu, my option for default is...."Load Setup Default" when I select that and walk through the steps to F10 and automatically reboots but to the same PXE E61 error message.

  • jjackson349 Nov 06, 2010

    I am now getting an "unbootable" message. I would appreciate it if you would continue to help me when you are available again. Thanks,



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If I am right, you must be seeing this message "pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable pxe-m0f: exiting nvidia boot agent" or with similar error when you try to boot the system. This means that it's the first boot option had been selected to "Pxe Rom". You have to disable this option and select Hard Disk from the bios. Power on the laptop and hit the F2 key on the keyboard a few times once it boots up, you'll be taken to the Bios Settings. In the bios settings, use your keyboard's up-down-left-right arrow keys and locate "Boot Menu" press enter and select hard disk (HDD 0) to be the first options and exit the bios by pressing F10 (and then "Yes"), the system will automatically restart and should boot up normally from the Hard disk.

If the problem persists, or if there's another problem, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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    Lebanon Raingam Nov 06, 2010

    Oh.. Ok.. no problem, you misunderstood what I mean. I didn't mean to select that particular HDD 0, I only mentioned it as an example so that you'd be able to pick up one from the lists... Well, didn't you see any HDD there? or Hard Disk?

    If you are still confused, go to "Exit" menu and locate "Default Optimized...." or just anything mentioned about the it and try again.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Nov 06, 2010


    Once the system boots up, can you see the hard disk being detected by the Bios? You should see lists of detected devices with their respective names in white texts and black background. If you can't see it or you have are not sure, once again go into the Bios settings and look for the hard driver i.e. IDE Primary Master 1 etc...etc.. if you find nothing on all the lists, then it musn't be detected by the Bios, means there's something wrong with the Hard Disk Drive.

    Also, Please re-check the Boot Menu in the Bios and let the Hard Drive be the first boot device.

    I would also like to request you to please let me continue with you as I have to retire now.

    Thanks and awaiting confirmation from you.

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Nov 06, 2010

    Thanks, it's clear that there's something wrong with the Hard Disk. Let's pray it's not a hard disk failure, but only a connection or other minor issues. I'll definitely get back to you when I am available. Till then take care.



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