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Possible hard drive failure on SLIMNOTE N12PI

\015 When booting up my notebook I get the following messageFor Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROMReboot and Select proper Boot deviceor Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a keyChecking the web for the PXE codes it seems to indicate a hard drive failure.Is it true? If I have to replace the hard drive can I go from 80 gb to 160gb in the same space? Any recommendations as a good hard drive vendor?I tried holding down the power and f4 keys to try and recover but it didnt work..Help\015

Answers :

PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) means that
\015\012your network booting feature is turn on in your BIOS.
\015\012You supposed not to see it even if it's turn on, except
\015\012you don't have any booting device attached to your notebook (harddrive, diskette, ufd, cd/dvd-rom, others with valid operating system).
\015\012That means your harddrive have a problem. If your notebook is still in warranty period, sent to the vendor or place where you purchased it.
\015\012If not, (recommended only for experienced people) try to re-attached the harddrive connectors by opening the notebook first.
\015\012(at this time your warranty is void, and you will take any risks incurred).
\015\012Replacement should be with a 2.5" dimension harddrive for notebook (SATA or not depend on the notebook) and as far as i know, you can go for 80GB-160GB.
\015\012Recovery is useless if you are having hardware failure on your harddrive.
I don't think its a hard drive failure thats causing that message, basically PXE means your computer is trying to boot from a network/server. All you have to do is go into your BIOS setup right after your computer boots. Then make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your hard drive and not anything else (floppy, network etc.). And if possible disable any PXE settings.
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