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#1 neilhumphreys


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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:50 AM

Hi All

I have an Acer Aspire 1690WLCi running windows Xp. Today when it booted up I got the following message:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 (build 082) v6.2.11a

all rights reserved..

PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating system not found

The system then just hangs there. I have no idea where this has come from and need help to get out of this situation.

Any help would be graetly appreciated.



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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:42 PM

Hi neilhumphreys,

Go to this site and scroll down to 'Engineering Web' for links like your computers hardware errors messages: GlobalSpec.

Download and install the diagnostic program Everest and have a look at what it reports.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:55 AM

Two things I would try:

1. Check all the connections for your hard drive. A cable may have come loose somewhere.
2. Reset your BIOS. This can normally be achieved by unplugging the power to the computer and removing the motherboard battery for about 30mins. Then put the battery back in and fire up the computer again.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 07:18 AM

I'd suggest trying a bootable diagnostic utility (usually free) from the manufacturer of your hard drive. Boot from it in your CD drive.

If the disk checks out OK, then it's time to try a few other things. Do you have the restore CD's that came with the computer (or that it asked you to make)?
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 08:21 AM

Hi All

thanks for your advice, I have read more about this error message and believe that the problem is with my hard drive. I reset my BIOS and managed to get windows back up and running. I am now trying to establish where the problem is. I think I will remove my data and then re format the disk.

Thanks for your help


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