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Media test failure and OS not found.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mgonzales583, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. mgonzales583

    mgonzales583 Thread Starter

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    Well, where to start? I'm not too good with computers, but I can generally find my way around if I need to. However, I recently came across a laptop I used to use, but stopped due to this repeated error. I didn't know what to do at the time, but now that I'm more computer savvy, I figured I could. I was wrong.


    The error reads
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    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    
    For Realtek RTL8191E 10/100 PCI-Express Ethernet Adapter v1.03 (071628)
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
    Operating System not found

    I've tried restoring BIOS settings to factory defaults, but to no avail. It's a Windows Vista laptop. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. dustyjay

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    This sounds like a hard drive failure to me.
     
  3. Hughv

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    Your laptop is set to boot from several devices, and isn't finding any of them.
    You can check the boot order in the BIOS, but this is almost certainly a HD problem of some kind.
     
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