PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

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Skip34 - Sep 17, 2016 at 09:05 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Sep 18, 2016 at 02:09 PM
Hello,
When I power on my Lenovo G550 laptop I get
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM


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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,832
Sep 18, 2016 at 02:09 PM
You get this message when the hard disk has failed and the boot to LAN BIOS option is enabled.

This is what Intel has to say:

The error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure can occur at boot, if all the following are true:

Boot to LAN is enabled in BIOS Setup.
A network cable/connection is not present.
Network Boot is in the boot order before a present boot device.

To resolve this error, remove Boot to LAN from the list of boot devices in BIOS Setup.
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