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I have mini dell and cannot open it , the message appear as , operating system not found and media test failure , please would you help me out with this

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For a desk top computer check that the hard drive ribbon cable or SATA lead is properly plugged in and that the power cable is also connected.If it is a laptop check that the hard drive is secured in place -usually the external; cover holds them in place check that this has not come unsecured.If this doesn't fix the problem then the hard drive may have failed;this will need more professional type testing to find out for sure.There are some tests you can do using boot able discs for hard drive diagnosis but you would need to know how to set your computer to boot from a disc

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I have a dell inspiron mini 1012 and when it starts up it says something about media test cableo failure check cable operating system not found..how can i fix this?


I've had one of these machines with the same message and I just change the HDD, reinstalled Windows and we're good to go.

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When I turn on my Dell Inspiron 910 mini, it says tht media test failure, check cable. Operating system not found. Can somebody help me? I dnt know what to do


check the Boot order in the BIOS and make sure that is isn't set to Boot from LAN or Network first as the error "PXE *** Media Test Failure" ( where *** refers to the NIC card ID )

does in fact refer to a pc that is trying to Boot from the LAN or Network first.

If your boot order is set to boot from your Hard Drive first then I would suspect a bad Hard Drive.


Reboot your computer.

This is necessary, as entering the BIOS utility requires that you be outside of your normal operating system.


Press the key indicated during the startup messages to enter the BIOS.

This is traditionally either the "Esc / Delete" or of the "F2" key, but it can be anything, so pay attention to the screen as your computer loads up.


Navigate through the BIOS menu screens, using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter to which device has been set to boot from.


using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults this will change the boot order press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

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Upon start up my Dell Mini keeps showing a code stating " intel UNDI. PXE.2.1 ( BUILD082) For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI Ethernet controller v1.08(080408) PXE-E61: Media test faliure. check...


Hi,

You computer is trying to boot from the LAN port (Ethernet).

Go into the BIOS by pressing either the F2 or the Del key. Check and make sure the hard drive is recognised by the system as with it saying "Operating system not found" does not sound good and could mean a hardware failure.

If it is seen by the BIOS check the boot order, change it to the HDD as the first boot device.




Regards.

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When I turn on the Mini laptop, what does this mean: Realtex RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.08 PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable PXE -M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not...


media test failure like above while
booting means that the problem already solved as long as you can get
into Vista/win7/xp as usual. PXE shown in the massage is
the Ethernet network boot option which you’re not using. There are 4 options you can use for boot up the laptop:
1. Network
2. DVD/CD
3. USB Storage
4. HDD

That was better to use HDD unless you are connected to a LAN then you need to change it to Network

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Message saying media test failure, exiting pXE ROM and operating system not found. Cannot get anywhere thereafter. can get into F12 and F2 at startup,


Sounds like your hard drive died. If hard drive is dead you wont be able to get into anything but the bios. Hold down the CTRL key when computer starts and dont let go and try to force it into going into bios for you.

Mar 04, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Pxe-e61,pxe-m0f


No; the message indicate absence of hard drive.
open the laptop and remove the hard drive and reinstall it.
if the message still appear then your hard drive is faulty.

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Installing an operating system from one computer and inserting it into another computer will not work specially when they are from different manufacturers because the components in them are different.
The Windows install has to be done on the intended computer.
The media test failure error message refers to a faulty disk controller or a faulty hard disk.

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