My laptop has been working ok since i replaced the harddrive 2 months ago (original failed after 25 months!..just out of warranty!! Now when i boot all i get is the dos screen showing the following: Pre-boot execution environment PXE-E61: media Test Failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting Macphyter pxe rom
Reboot and select proper boot sequence.
I have checked that the hdd cable is secure, but other than that, I am at a loss.
"The whole "PXE" thing means that it is looking for a network to boot from.....you need to go into the bios and check the boot order.....
set it to boot from the hard drive first
also see if you can find the setting to turn the PXE off....
PXE means "Preboot eXecution Environment"...it is usually not something you need in a regular home computer etc plus it adds a lot of time to the bootup time
it is saying "check cable" cuz it is looking for a network server to boot form etc..thats what PXE does
look in the bios and see if u can turn it off..sometimes it is with the integrated network card....like with Dell optiplexes, for the onboard network card you get the choice of...1)on...2)on(PXE off) and ...3)off"