error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable

May 27, 2016 at 05:04:04
Specs: Windows 10
i was trying to install kali linux using a usb the installation didn't work and i just want to access my windows 10 back again but i keep getting this error" PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" what should i do ?

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May 27, 2016 at 05:24:17
"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable"

Your computer is attempting to boot off a network. No network is being found so you're being prompted to check the network cable. It could be an indication that your hard drive has failed. Check the BIOS to make sure the HDD is still being detected & then check the boot order to make sure it's configured properly. Disable the network boot.

If you changed anything inside the case, make sure all cables are connected correctly & securely.

I'm curious why you felt you needed to do a hard install of Kali rather than just running it directly from your USB stick? Isn't that how Forensics & Penetration Testing is usually done?

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May 27, 2016 at 07:47:04
You may have borked your Windows 10 installation. Did you create a partition on your hard drive for Linux?

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May 27, 2016 at 13:09:17
I'm with OtheHill with this one. You see, once you start installing an OS, Linux in this case, you have to see it though until the end. Otherwise, you end up with a paperweight.

If you have another working computer, you can download and run the Win10 media creation tool. You'll need a blank USB thumb drive, or the ability to burn DVD ISOs. That will either allow you to fix your Win10 install, or start over fresh, depending on how far you got into the Linux install.

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