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Error Loading Operating System

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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 1:59:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I started to get the below message....1st my system shuts down then the
following appears in an infinite loop...any ideas what this is?
Software/hardware issue and how to fix it?:

"Realtek PTL8139...PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
PXE E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
Error loading operating system"

Any insight on what this is and how to fix it would be super. It happened a
few days ago so I reformatted the hard drive in hopes it would fix the
problem but it just re-appeared again! Help!

Kathy
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 9:45:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

After sticking her head out from her XP firewall, Kathy had this to say:

> I started to get the below message....1st my system shuts down then the
> following appears in an infinite loop...any ideas what this is?
> Software/hardware issue and how to fix it?:
>
> "Realtek PTL8139...PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
> PXE E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
> PXE MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
> Error loading operating system"
>
> Any insight on what this is and how to fix it would be super. It happened
> a few days ago so I reformatted the hard drive in hopes it would fix the
> problem but it just re-appeared again! Help!
>
> Kathy

Try installing the drivers that come with your system/motherboard. In
particular the driver for the onboard NIC that you are using there.


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