Acer Aspire 5630 problem (blank screen)

  Wayne23uk 12:10 19 Jun 2011

My acer is coming up with a black screen showing

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. Operating Sysyem not found

has anyone got any ideas what i can do i have a windows vista CD i got with the laptop not i have not got a back-up of drivers to start again, any ideas would be greatful

thanks wayne

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:13 19 Jun 2011

It trying to boot from a network drive because it cannot find your hard drive

1st try removing and refitting the hard drive to remake the connections.

  Wayne23uk 12:19 19 Jun 2011

how do i do that?

  Strawballs 12:50 19 Jun 2011

There should be a cover on the bottom with a symbol that looks like a pile of disc's it will be under there.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:12 19 Jun 2011

Service Manual turn it over, remove base cover at rear of machine next to battery to find the hardrive p62

  Wayne23uk 13:58 19 Jun 2011

ok done that restarted now got:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


Chect to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new insallation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for windows updates you might need.

If problem continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information

* STOP: 0x000000ED (0x832AF6A8,0xC000000e, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:19 19 Jun 2011

OK now hard drive is running again It looks as if you have some corruption of windows files.

Will the VIsta CD allow you to run a startup repair or is it a recovery CD that will return tha machine to factory settings?

  Wayne23uk 14:32 19 Jun 2011

just turned it back on to find out and it has come bacvk up with the 1st error

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:03 19 Jun 2011

I'm afraid its looking like the hard drive has failed and you will need to replace it.

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