medion laptop issue

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  1. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    I am having serious problems with a laptop, i.e I cannot get it to boot.
    The laptop is a Medion 2310 running Vista home basic.
    When I turn it on I get the following message

    "PXE-E61 media test failure - check cable"

    "PXE-M0F: Exiting intel PXE ROM
    operating system not found.

    Upon entering BIOS settings, it says there is no HDD found....


    Now, this is my daughters laptop and yesterday she was uninstalling a lot of
    programmes, files etc rather carelessly it seems. I'm aware that this PXE
    message is somewhat generic, but does anyone have any advice on what I
    should check next?

    TIA

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    tomScotland, Oct 28, 2008
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  2. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    A bonny hello, hope the weather is good over there.

    tomScotland wrote:

    > I am having serious problems with a laptop, i.e I cannot get it to boot.
    > The laptop is a Medion 2310 running Vista home basic.
    > When I turn it on I get the following message
    >
    > "PXE-E61 media test failure - check cable"
    >
    > "PXE-M0F: Exiting intel PXE ROM
    > operating system not found.
    >
    > Upon entering BIOS settings, it says there is no HDD found....
    >
    > Now, this is my daughters laptop and yesterday she was uninstalling a lot of
    > programmes, files etc rather carelessly it seems. I'm aware that this PXE
    > message is somewhat generic, but does anyone have any advice on what I
    > should check next?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > --
    > http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland


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  3. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >A bonny hello, hope the weather is good over there.
    >
    > tomScotland wrote:
    >
    >> I am having serious problems with a laptop, i.e I cannot get it to boot.
    >> The laptop is a Medion 2310 running Vista home basic.
    >> When I turn it on I get the following message
    >>
    >> "PXE-E61 media test failure - check cable"
    >>
    >> "PXE-M0F: Exiting intel PXE ROM
    >> operating system not found.
    >>
    >> Upon entering BIOS settings, it says there is no HDD found....
    >>
    >> Now, this is my daughters laptop and yesterday she was uninstalling a lot
    >> of
    >> programmes, files etc rather carelessly it seems. I'm aware that this PXE
    >> message is somewhat generic, but does anyone have any advice on what I
    >> should check next?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> --
    >> http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland

    >
    > --
    > The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    >
    > Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    >
    > Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know
    > proper
    > manners
    >
    > Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,
    >
    > Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    >
    > El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    >
    > Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions
    > beyond the
    > realm of understandability
    >
    > Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    >
    >



    Thanks, anyone help me?

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    tomScotland, Oct 28, 2008
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  4. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a bad
    boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.

    tomScotland wrote:

    > "Tony" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >A bonny hello, hope the weather is good over there.
    > >
    > > tomScotland wrote:
    > >
    > >> I am having serious problems with a laptop, i.e I cannot get it to boot.
    > >> The laptop is a Medion 2310 running Vista home basic.
    > >> When I turn it on I get the following message
    > >>
    > >> "PXE-E61 media test failure - check cable"
    > >>
    > >> "PXE-M0F: Exiting intel PXE ROM
    > >> operating system not found.
    > >>
    > >> Upon entering BIOS settings, it says there is no HDD found....
    > >>
    > >> Now, this is my daughters laptop and yesterday she was uninstalling a lot
    > >> of
    > >> programmes, files etc rather carelessly it seems. I'm aware that this PXE
    > >> message is somewhat generic, but does anyone have any advice on what I
    > >> should check next?
    > >>
    > >> TIA
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland

    > >
    > > --
    > > The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    > >
    > > Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    > >
    > > Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know
    > > proper
    > > manners
    > >
    > > Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,
    > >
    > > Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    > >
    > > El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    > >
    > > Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions
    > > beyond the
    > > realm of understandability
    > >
    > > Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Thanks, anyone help me?
    >
    > --
    > http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    Tony, Oct 28, 2008
    #4
  5. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a
    > bad
    > boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.



    Yes, I know. It just seems coincidental that the HDD should fail after a
    clear out rather than for any other reason on a machine thats only 8 months
    old!
    I wonder why.....
    When trying to load the recovery disc, I'm being asked to load the HDD
    driver...where would I find that? And is it even possible that it was
    deleted anyway?



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  6. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    If it was me i'd take the battery out then plug the laptop in and see if the
    hard drive shows up in the bios.

    tomScotland wrote:

    > "Tony" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a
    > > bad
    > > boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.

    >
    > Yes, I know. It just seems coincidental that the HDD should fail after a
    > clear out rather than for any other reason on a machine thats only 8 months
    > old!
    > I wonder why.....
    > When trying to load the recovery disc, I'm being asked to load the HDD
    > driver...where would I find that? And is it even possible that it was
    > deleted anyway?
    >
    > --
    > http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond
    the realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    Tony, Oct 28, 2008
    #6
  7. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > If it was me i'd take the battery out then plug the laptop in and see if
    > the
    > hard drive shows up in the bios.



    Ok, tried that, not showing up. Next?



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    tomScotland, Oct 28, 2008
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  8. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    I'll have to get back to you on this one. This is a tough one even for me.
    I'll get back to you on this one. Smack the bottom of the laptop in the middle
    and keep trying to boot it and see if it works.

    tomScotland wrote:

    > "Tony" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > If it was me i'd take the battery out then plug the laptop in and see if
    > > the
    > > hard drive shows up in the bios.

    >
    > Ok, tried that, not showing up. Next?
    >
    > --
    > http://www.youtube.com/user/tomscotland


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond
    the realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    Tony, Oct 28, 2008
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  9. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    tomScotland, Oct 28, 2008
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  10. tomScotland

    Desk Rabbit Guest

    Good job you diagnosed the problem before leaping in with the "recovery
    disk" else you would have been in here asking how to recover all the
    data the recovery disk deleted.

    Now as the unit is under warranty I suggest you speak to the supplier
    and ask them why the drive should have come out of its socket and what
    remedy they have for this failure.
    Desk Rabbit, Oct 28, 2008
    #10
  11. On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:18:10 -0400, Tony aided th' terraists with the
    following claims :

    > I'll have to get back to you on this one. This is a tough one even for me.
    > I'll get back to you on this one. Smack the bottom of the laptop in the middle
    > and keep trying to boot it and see if it works.
    >

    Sure, nothing like a good head crash to prolong the life of a disc drive.

    <snicker>

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    §ñühwØ£f, Oct 28, 2008
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  12. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    He reseated the hard drive to fix it. A jarring of the hard drive from the bottom
    could've made it skip back into place. In fact i'm sure he did what i said and lied
    and said he reaseated the hard drive when in fact it skipped back into place when he
    hit the bottom of the laptop upward.

    §ñühwØ£f wrote:

    > On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:18:10 -0400, Tony aided th' terraists with the
    > following claims :
    >
    > > I'll have to get back to you on this one. This is a tough one even for me.
    > > I'll get back to you on this one. Smack the bottom of the laptop in the middle
    > > and keep trying to boot it and see if it works.
    > >

    > Sure, nothing like a good head crash to prolong the life of a disc drive.
    >
    > <snicker>
    >
    > --
    > "Those who can make you believe absurdities,
    > can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
    > http://i35.tinypic.com/2czc1ua.jpg


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    Tony, Oct 28, 2008
    #12
  13. tomScotland

    Tony Guest

    Read my post from 10:18am by 10:19am he had it fixed. I doubt he could've reaseated
    that hard drive in one minute flat... no he took my advice and jarred the bottom of
    the laptop which jarred the hard drive back into place.


    §ñühwØ£f wrote:

    > On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:18:10 -0400, Tony aided th' terraists with the
    > following claims :
    >
    > > I'll have to get back to you on this one. This is a tough one even for me.
    > > I'll get back to you on this one. Smack the bottom of the laptop in the middle
    > > and keep trying to boot it and see if it works.
    > >

    > Sure, nothing like a good head crash to prolong the life of a disc drive.
    >
    > <snicker>
    >
    > --
    > "Those who can make you believe absurdities,
    > can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
    > http://i35.tinypic.com/2czc1ua.jpg


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
    Tony, Oct 28, 2008
    #13
  14. tomScotland

    tomScotland Guest

    "Tony" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Read my post from 10:18am by 10:19am he had it fixed. I doubt he could've
    > reaseated
    > that hard drive in one minute flat... no he took my advice and jarred the
    > bottom of
    > the laptop which jarred the hard drive back into place.


    I resisted taking the cover off until curiosity got the better of me. The I
    found the problem, albeit ham-fistedly, and sorted it. When I came back to
    this group, I read your posted "advice" about "smacking" it. That was after
    I had fixed it.

    Now that I think about it, I just reseated it, I didn't think to look for a
    screw loose etc as suggested by Alfred.




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    tomScotland, Oct 28, 2008
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  15. tomScotland

    doS Guest

    fucking genuis you are

    "Alfred" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:13:23 GMT, "tomScotland"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>I am having serious problems with a laptop, i.e I cannot get it to boot.
    >>The laptop is a Medion 2310 running Vista home basic.
    >>When I turn it on I get the following message
    >>
    >>"PXE-E61 media test failure - check cable"
    >>
    >>"PXE-M0F: Exiting intel PXE ROM
    >>operating system not found.
    >>
    >>Upon entering BIOS settings, it says there is no HDD found....
    >>
    >>
    >>Now, this is my daughters laptop and yesterday she was uninstalling a lot
    >>of
    >>programmes, files etc rather carelessly it seems. I'm aware that this PXE
    >>message is somewhat generic, but does anyone have any advice on what I
    >>should check next?
    >>

    >
    > Check the HD is fully plugged in. It should be but I don't know how
    > they are held in place on your model. Sometimes a screw comes loose. I
    > have some IBM T20s that only have the drive held by a single screw and
    > sometimes it gets lost
    >
    > Could be the drive is stuffed or the connectors or the power supply
    > connection.
    doS, Oct 29, 2008
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  16. On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:51:41 +0000, tomScotland aided th' terraists with
    the following claims :

    > "Tony" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Read my post from 10:18am by 10:19am he had it fixed. I doubt he could've
    >> reaseated
    >> that hard drive in one minute flat... no he took my advice and jarred the
    >> bottom of
    >> the laptop which jarred the hard drive back into place.

    >
    > I resisted taking the cover off until curiosity got the better of me. The I
    > found the problem, albeit ham-fistedly, and sorted it. When I came back to
    > this group, I read your posted "advice" about "smacking" it. That was after
    > I had fixed it.
    >
    > Now that I think about it, I just reseated it, I didn't think to look for a
    > screw loose etc as suggested by Alfred.


    Magic Eight Ball says: "immanent failure of your hard drive predicted".

    :)




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    §ñühwØ£f, Oct 29, 2008
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  17. On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:31:18 -0400, Tony aided th' terraists with the
    following claims :

    > He reseated the hard drive to fix it. A jarring of the hard drive from the bottom
    > could've made it skip back into place. In fact i'm sure he did what i said and lied
    > and said he reaseated the hard drive when in fact it skipped back into place when he
    > hit the bottom of the laptop upward.
    >


    Whacking electronics is a stupid way to "fix them".

    FYI

    --


    > §ñühwØ£f wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:18:10 -0400, Tony aided th' terraists with the
    >> following claims :
    >>
    >> > I'll have to get back to you on this one. This is a tough one even for me.
    >> > I'll get back to you on this one. Smack the bottom of the laptop in the middle
    >> > and keep trying to boot it and see if it works.
    >> >

    >> Sure, nothing like a good head crash to prolong the life of a disc drive.
    >>
    >> <snicker>
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Those who can make you believe absurdities,
    >> can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
    >> http://i35.tinypic.com/2czc1ua.jpg

    >
    > --
    > The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG
    >
    > Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city
    >
    > Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper manners
    >
    > Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs,
    >
    > Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!
    >
    > El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar
    >
    > Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    > realm of understandability
    >
    > Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday


    --
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities,
    can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
    http://i35.tinypic.com/2czc1ua.jpg
    §ñühwØ£f, Oct 29, 2008
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