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When i turn the computer on, it says Media Test Failure, Check cable

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Plz check in the bios is your hdd is selected to first boot device, if yes then you should try by changing the cable,if your problem is not solved then you try with a new hard disk

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I get an error message on startup on my Acer Aspire 5100, it says Realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE...


It is beacuse your Hard drive is not detected on the computer properly.
Try resetting BIOS.
If that doesnt work, Check whether your hard drive is good.

Nov 28, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 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

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on Jan 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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No bootable CD in ATAPI CD-ROM Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (BUILT 082) copyrighr (c) 1997-2000 Intel coperation For realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v.2 13 (0203326) PXE-EGI: media...


try downloading from here

http://pci-ven.com/driverdetector/realtek/rtl8139realtek/realtek-rtl8139-x-8130-810x-pci-fast-ethernet-controller-v2-17-051202-.html

good luck

Nov 08, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My laptop wont start up it says media test failure, check cable what do i do?


hard drive is shot buy a new one and a new copy of windows unless you have recovery discs

Aug 26, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My Acer Aspire 5100 keeps rebooting. This is what the screen says: INTEL UMDI PXE2 REALTEK RTL8139 PCI FAST ETHERNET CONTROLLER PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE CHECK CABLE PXE-M0F: EXITING PXE ROM That is all...


The error message means that your system is trying to boot from LAN ie... Network boot enabled in your BIOS.

Since the system can't find any where to boot from. It is restarting.

Also probably your bootloader on the harddrive is corrupt. Please reinstall the operating system using a CD/DVD.


Jul 11, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My ACER Aspire 5100 does not start and show a message For Realtek RTL8139(X)/ 8130/ 810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller V2.13 (020326) PXE-E6111: Media Test Failure, Check Cable. PXE MOF: Exiting PXE ROM....


Open the Device Manager, uninstall the Realtek from there. Restart the laptop and see if its automatically loads itself on Device Manager well good enough. If it doesn't then you would need to get the motherboard CD of the Acer Laptop and install the Realtek Driver.

May 31, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Media test failed, check cables


Sounds to me like there is bad sectors on the hard drive. Replace the hard drive with a known working one. If you still get that error message then at that point try different memory in the laptop.

If it still doesn't go away then its a motherboard issue at that point.


Nov 30, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

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Media test failure; check cable


it seems like a hard drive failure or the hard dirve not seated well. I'm assuming this caz you cannot boot up. Try reseating the hard drive and try again, If still not working, try and listen for any clicking noise from the hard dirve.

Mar 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Media test failure


sounds like your hard drive is unhappy..can you boot from recovery disk?

Mar 13, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Media Test Failure, Check Cable.....


This is an Invalid / Non System Disk error.In your Bios settings change the "First boot device" option to your hard disk.If you have only one hard disk set it to "HDD 0"
Other causes of the problem are:

  1. Floppy or CD that is not bootable is currently in the computer.
  2. Hard disk's power or data cable is not connected properly(loose contact)

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