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Unable to get to start up screen

My screen is black and says

For Realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810XPCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2. 13
PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    i have the same problem with mine,did the hard drive change help you ?

  • jensen235 Jun 28, 2008

    how do i get to bios?

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    Exactly the same here

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I had the same problem with this one I first replaced the hard drive and I would get jibberish in the bios menu under hard drive like afhjga000000094234;;;;''''''' <-------- Thats what my bios would detect under hard drive
I just replaced the motherboard and that fixed it

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Hi Friends,
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Posted on Jul 20, 2010

You were right-it was the hard drive. Thank you!

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This means that your laptop is not recognizing your hard drive. Boot into the BIOS and see if the hard drive is recognized there. If it is, then just the windows installation may be bad and need to be re-installed. If the hard drive doesn't appear in the bios then, the hard drive may be bad.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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    Neil Haddad Jun 28, 2008

    I believe you press F2 on boot up..

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