Moriah September 20, 2009 at 13:27:32 Specs: Windows XP
when i turn my computer on it takes me to a screen that has the following message: for Realtek PCI Fast ethernet Controller v2.13 Pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROm. What does this mean and is there any way i can solve this on my own with a back up/start up disk. i have a ho Pavilion DV5000 laptop. hELP
Your network card has a build in ROM for booting from network, is a server is available, that provides such service. This can often be disabled in the system BIOS. Look for PXE boot or Network boot in the system BIOS and disable it.
Check your boot order in the BIOS. If your OS has gone South your PC may be looking for other boot options. Be sure to have the hard drive in the boot order before any network boot. You can disable that option in the boot order too.
Your system isn't booting from the hard drive. The bios bypassed it and attempted to boot from your network connection. If you're lucky maybe it's just a bad or loose hard drive data cable. So check that first. Otherwise you've probably lost the OS and/or your hard drive has failed.
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