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#1 JustAnotherWittyName

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:55 PM

After reading for a bit, I returned to my computer to find that it was frozen. I restarted to also find that the Intel Boot Manager was trying to establish a link. Something called "PXE-E61: Media test failure", check cable and "PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent" and finally "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key". What is happening? How can I fix this. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 06:06 AM

What kind of computer do you have?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:15 AM

Those PXE error messages...are often a sign that the CMOS battery is failing, which may cause the BIOS boot option to change to what it waw when XP was originally installed.

If this is an OEM (HP, Lenovo, etc.) system, network install may have been the original option.

In any case, I would check the current boot options reflected in the BIOS.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

What kind of computer do you have?


Lenovo 3000 H210 57088851, I believe.

Those PXE error messages...are often a sign that the CMOS battery is failing, which may cause the BIOS boot option to change to what it waw when XP was originally installed.

If this is an OEM (HP, Lenovo, etc.) system, network install may have been the original option.

In any case, I would check the current boot options reflected in the BIOS.

Louis


I apologize for my computer illiteracy - what? Also, it is a Lenovo.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:30 PM

Do you know what kind of hard drive you have?

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:43 PM

Do you know what kind of hard drive you have?



Yes, a 500GB SATA II.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:46 PM

the brand and model number please.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 04:21 PM

the brand and model number please.



Sorry about that, I don't know. I was going to check it but I continued to forget about it.




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