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PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting broadcom PXE operating system not found message

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I have a dell LAPTOP Studio 1555, that has a PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable and a PXE-MOF: Exiting broadcom PXE ROM operating system not found message on my screen. I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW TOSHIBA 500GB hard drive, and installed it but I continue to get the same message. I watched a youtube video and one of the video mentioned that it's the hard drive cable that goes from the daughterboard to the motherboard.

Also after installing the hardrive I get a I/O error reading drive A A  bort, Retry, Fail

Does anyone know what could be causing these errors?

Thank you

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  • Hi

    Let us check few settings in system set-up. Please follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Switch off the computer and then wait for 10 seconds and then switch on the computer and tap F2 at Dell logo screen for 4-5 times to enter the system setup.
    • Go to system set-up and check if Hard Drive is detected.
    • Under “Main” tab search for Fixed HDD which would have the name for your HDD.
    • Go to Boot and ensure that the Hard Drive is as first boot device.
    • Then followed by CD/DVD drive.
    • Save changes and Exit.

    Restart the computer and check if the computer is working fine.

    Please post the results.

    Thanks and regards,
    Madhur B
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; UK Customers; India Customers. For Dell support videos click Here.

  • Thank you for the help. It turned out to be  a bad memory card.