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I try to boot my acer, but continue to get an error message that the media test failure to load, Message PXE-E61.

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PXE is a common term when a computer is trying to do what is called a network boot. you probably have a bad hard drive and the computer sees there is no harddrive and is trying to boot from a pxe server off of a network.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: i GOT THIS MESSAGE TODAY PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE

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.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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