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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

I was getting this error, and am curious as to what it means:
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.24 (10/07/10)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Existing PXE ROM.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I have a Dell 15R, windows 7 home premium.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

When are you getting said error?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

it would happen at boot up. it doesn't happen anymore, but i am curious as to what was causing it.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:28 PM

Normal reason for that message is the boot order in the bios is set to boot off of the Ethernet cable first or if the Ethernet wasn't first and the computer could not find a bootable device such as a missing hard drive.

To avoid that you can press F2 when the Dell logo appears and remove the Ethernet from the boot order.

Did you make any changes in the bios settings when before that appeared? If not I would check the hard drive by Pressing F12 for the boot device screen and selecting the Dell Diagnostic partition and running the hard drive tests from there.

I would also back up anything I'd hate to have go away.

Edited by rotor123, 30 December 2011 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

Additionally...

That return to trying to boot from network...can also indicate a weakening CMOS battery. It happened with a system I previously had, replacing the battery solved it.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

Lucky that with Dell you can download the service manual making changing the battery a snap also.

Lenovo and HP usually you can get the service manuals too. Toshiba they keep them in a ASP section, One small strike.

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