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Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stranglehold02, May 27, 2007.

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  1. Stranglehold02

    Stranglehold02 Thread Starter

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    ok so my pc bas been running fine since i built it- no errors. Then to day i was playing an online game when the power kicked out then back on. My comp is on a surge protector so i figured no big deal. I turn it on it starts to boot, then I get this

    For Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
    Pxe-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
    PXE-MOF: Exiting

    I've tried switching the boot up order and all and it doesnt tell me anything different. Some I think said they could still log onto their pc but i cannot- any suggestions?


    the reason I posted this again because I did find a few threads on this, but mine seems to be different in the fact my pc was working and already built.
     
  2. norton850

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    Hi

    As you may have read in other posts, the message means your system can't find what it needs on a HD to boot up. So either no HD or damaged files. Do you still see your HD in BIOS or when you start up?
     
  3. Stranglehold02

    Stranglehold02 Thread Starter

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    I'm in bios now, I"m not sure how to check for it but in all the things ive looked through I dont see my hardrive i dont think-- It's a SATA HDD and there is nothing detected under them.
     
  4. cosmic01

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    Disable the LAN device (Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller) in the Bios then save it and reboot, see if you can get to xp screen.
     
  5. Stranglehold02

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    Just tried to preform a repair with windows disk and it told me no hard disk was present- looks like my harddrive crashed and burned- which sucks considering its only a few months old and one of western digital's pro models
     
  6. norton850

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    Don't forget to check cables, although you're probably right.
     
  7. CrazyJ

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    im getting the same problem as Stranglehold02 (PXE-E61) and my bios doesnt have the option to take LAN out of boot. and no option to disable... can someone out there help me.
     
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