why will my computer not boot

Acer Travelmate 5520-5929 notebook
February 29, 2020 at 06:53:05
Specs: Linux x86_64, Intel Celoron 4GB RAM
my computer will not boot it gives this error broad-com undi pxe-2. 1 v12 . 2 . 0 media test failure check cable pxe-mof exiting broad-com pxe Rom
do you need to get a new HDD

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February 29, 2020 at 07:16:03
It sounds a little as though the system is trying to boot from a network connection...; whereas previously it was booting either from HDD or CD/DVD drive?

Likely your cmos battery had died and requires replacement?

When the system powers up - do you see the press (whatever key) to access setup/bios settings?

If so can you access setup/bios?

Check this thread from an earlier CN posting for more advice


At this stage I'd be less inclined to think the HDD has failed; rather than boot order has reset to network boot up.

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February 29, 2020 at 16:05:53
Error at Boot: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable

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July 23, 2020 at 23:56:06
It means that no hard drive or CD/DVD is found to boot from and the computer is trying to find a server that supports network booting, to start an operating system from such server. You need to check the BIOS setting and change the boot order.

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