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PXE-E61 Mediate Failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nimishakavi73, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. nimishakavi73

    nimishakavi73 Thread Starter

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    In am unable to boot my IBM think pad, becuase of the following error. Request you to kindly suggest me

    Detailed Error:

    Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 V1.0.1
    Copy Right 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
    Copy Right 1997 - 2000 Intel Corporation

    PXE-E61 : Media Test failure, Check Cable
    PXE-M0F : Exiting Broadcom PXE Rom
    Operating System not found.

    Please support me in resolving the problem

    Bye,
    Subrahmanyam
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    That message means the system was unable to find a bootable disk of any kind (Floppy, CD, or hard drive) and tried to boot from the network (PXE boot)

    Check the BIOS and make sure the hard drive is still in the boot device list, remove and replace the hard drive in case the connection has gotten bad.

    If the system has any built in diagnostics, use them to test the hard drive.

    Try booting with the XP CD (you may have to change the boot order in the BIOS). Press R at the first screen and see if it can see the hard drive. (If your system has a SATA drive a standard XP CD might not see it even if it is functioning.)
    If you can boot to the Recovery Console, try running chkdsk /r to fix and drive errors.

    You can connect the drive to another PC using an adapter or external enclosure to see if another PC can see the drive. If it can, you should be able to recover your data. This might mean there is a problem with the hard drive controller on the laptop motherboard

    It's possible that the hard drive has failed completely.

    HTH

    Jerry
     
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