My laptop will not turn on completely. It powers up but I keep getting this message.
IDE #0 Error
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13(021015)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check cable
PXE-Mof : Exiting PXE Rom
Insert System Disk in drive
Press any key when ready
I’m convinced it has to do with the new external iomega hard drive I installed. I tried unplugging the device and the screen still appears. I also inserted the CD that came with my laptop to system restore but after I follow the commands and press C for continue nothing happens. The screen stays the same so I assume the restore is working but maybe an hour or even 5 hours later, (I’ve tried it three times) the laptop goes blank.
Can anyone help me?

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Welcome to Daniweb :)

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How much success you'll have depends on the type and severity of the problem. Here are some links (in no particular order) which discuss data recovery options and utilities for different kinds of drive failures:

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Welcome to Daniweb :)

This isn't in the correct forum...and because of it, you havn't recived any replies ;)

Repost your problem (with slightly more information) in this forum:

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/forum10.html

Thanks.

Welcome to Daniweb :)

This isn't in the correct forum...and because of it, you havn't recived any replies ;)

Repost your problem (with slightly more information) in this forum:

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/forum10.html

Thanks.

I just moved the thread; we're good to go now. :)


destiny3000,

The "PXE" errors indicate that your computer is no longer recognizing the the Windows installation on your hard drive, or is no longer recognizing the hard drive itself.

You need to go in to the computer's BIOS, see what information it is reporting (if any) about the hard drive, and post that information here.

I had the same problem this morning. I checked the BIOS and the HDD wasn't being recognized. I removed th HDD and tried it in a desktop I have and it wouldn't boot the desktop (I used a 2.5" Drive mounting kit). I took that to mean the problem was with the drive, not the motherboard so I bought an 80 Gig drive to replace my 40 Gig and have the computer working.

Now my question is, "How can I retrieve data from the old drive?"

I'm wondering if I add it to my desktop as a slave, if I will be able to read it?

I know there is retrieval software, but how will it work if the drive can't be recognized?

How much success you'll have depends on the type and severity of the problem. Here are some links (in no particular order) which discuss data recovery options and utilities for different kinds of drive failures:

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/showthread.php?t=3046&highlight=data+recover+drive
http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread9069.html
http://www.hddrecovery.com.au/downloads/200ways.pdf
http://www.pcmech.com/show/harddrive/664/1

Thanks for these tips, DMR. I will have a look at these links after hving my morning coffee.

OK- repost if you have any questions.

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X pci fast ethernet controller v2.13(021015)
i have the same problem...how can i fix it??????????
please help me!!!!!

What is your problem, PXE Error or IDE 0 Error?

My laptop will not turn on completely. It powers up but I keep getting this message.
IDE #0 Error
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13(021015)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check cable
PXE-Mof : Exiting PXE Rom

I am getting the same thing, and cannot access the laptop from any drive, cd, hard drive, usb-cd, or usb hard drive. when I look at the Bios there is ascii code where the hard drive definition should be. I have looked for an answer to this but I have not found one yet. has anyone had any luck with this?

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