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Dell Vostro 1000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hammermill, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. Hammermill

    Hammermill Thread Starter

    Apr 14, 2007
    Hi all

    I hope someone can help me with my problem. When I turn on the computer I get a black screen that says one or two things:

    PXE-E61: Media test failure check cable
    PXE-M0F-exiting broadcom PXE Rom.

    Operating System not found

    or Press F12 and any button

    So when I press F12 and enter I get a screen that says Boot menu

    Hard drive
    USB storage
    CD Rom Drive
    Removable device
    Broad com PXE

    I hit hard drive and the computer turns on and operates normally except for internet use. For some reason I cannot connect. I added my network but it still won't work.

    Any idea why it won't turn on sometimes and I get the operating system not found message and why when I hit the hard drive button it turns on like normal. I know I need a new adapter as it always say that it is unrecognizable and will not charge battery. I might need a new battery as well. I think I got that message before it stopped signing on normally. It has been a few years I sort of just put this computer to the side and got a new one when it went all wonky.

    P.S. my computer knowledge and verbiage is practically nill so try and be as simple as possible.

  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    PXE-E61: Media test failure check cable
    It usually means that at start up it did not find the hard drive, Cd but is trying to boot from the Network card.

    Remove the hard drive - check the contacts and then reseat the hard drive.
    Check in the Bios and see if the Bios sees the hard drive.
    A dead Bios [Cmos] battery can also be the cause.

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