New hard drive on Lenovo G50-45

August 21, 2017 at 18:54:39
Specs: Windows 10
I'm trying to install a new hard drive on my Lenovo G50-45. I changed to bootup sequence and I get this message:
Realtek PCIe GBE Family ControllerSeries v2.57(08/27/13)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

And it keeps rebooting on and on.

Please help. Thanks


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#1
August 21, 2017 at 19:57:08
I don't know what you changed the boot order to, but your laptop is trying to boot off a network drive. No network drive is found therefore you're being told to check the cable. The proper boot order should be DVD drive 1st, HDD 2nd. Network shouldn't be included in the boot order, unless of course, you actually boot off a network drive.

BTW, you can't boot off a HDD that has nothing on it. You will have to boot off a Windows disc, partition & format the HDD, then proceed with the Windows installation.


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#2
August 21, 2017 at 23:00:16
There was no need to change the boot device sequence in the BIOS at all.

You just bring up the "one time" boot device menu and choose whichever device you are installing Windows from (ie DVD or USB device).


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#3
August 22, 2017 at 01:12:43
Hi Bino,

when you partition and format your new hdd, suggest you only have *ONE* partition, this will become Drive C: .

In the long term it will make life easier.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
August 24, 2017 at 14:52:31
Thank you to all your responses. I tried booting off from DVD but to no avail. I keep getting this stupid message. Realtek PCIe GBE Family ControllerSeries v2.57(08/27/13)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

I've tried two hard drive but to no avail. I went to BIOS to disable the network but there is no option for it.

Any ideas or suggestions would help Thanks.


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#5
August 24, 2017 at 15:19:40
To follow-up. I'm not sure if this makes a difference. I put back the old hard Drive(hard drive crash) and I dont get that stupid message. It tries to boot up to windows but won't. If I put a new hard drive I get that stupid message about PXE. Damn you PXE. LOL


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#6
August 24, 2017 at 17:39:44
Is the DVD accessed at boot? Can you hear the DVD drive spinning?
Is the disk readable on another PC?

A new (empty) HDD will be seen as an unbootable device just like your DVD.

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#7
August 27, 2017 at 17:15:16
Yes I can hear the DVD . But the error message shows up before it boots up to DVD or USB. Yes the DVD is readable on other pC

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#8
August 27, 2017 at 18:55:49
Are the SATA cable connected properly?
Bootable USB is also not detected? Has it been enabled in BIOS?
What is your boot order in BIOS?

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