Gateway NV79 laptop will not boot up to windows

February 18, 2013 at 04:08:21
Specs: Windows 7, INTEL Core i3 / 2.13GHz
I am receiving:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disc and press any key

I do not have a boot disc, is there a way around it? If no, what product is the best to solve?

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February 18, 2013 at 07:25:54
"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable."

This means your system is trying to boot from the network adapter because the hard drive has failed. You will need to replace the hard drive with a new one and install Windows on it.

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February 18, 2013 at 08:49:58
Thats what I thought, worst case. Thanks

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February 18, 2013 at 09:17:38
That is assuming you didn't do something to the hard drive to make it not bootable.

Watch the POST screens at start up to see if the hard drive is being configured. If you don't see an POST screens you may need to enter the BIOS (setup) and disable fast start and possibly the brand logo.

Phil's assessment is most likely correct.

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February 19, 2013 at 10:30:32
No joy - That did at least get the CD to attempt to load the windows 7 boot image... Thanks

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