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Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-19, 23:27 PM

Hi Guys I've tried for hours and I cannot get the laptop to boot , basically a virus got onto my computer& and had to be shut down. Upon rebooting this message comes up: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent and completely stays on this page. I have tried to run& startup repair but the operating system doesn't show, and I also tried to reinstall windows 7 but everytime it restarts, it just restarts the whole windows installation. I tried to change my boot order but it won't let me. Plz help

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Re: Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-22, 9:22 AM
Hi chadwick012,

PEX boot means boot from LAN, please try to check boot sequence in BIOS and run HDD diagonstic. Please contact local lenovo if HDD problem/ missing OS.

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Re: Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-22, 10:32 AM
Hi

Please make sure that the boot priority is set correctly in the BIOS. Make sure that your HDD is first.

As well as that, if you have warranty, contact support say you may have a bad HDD.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-22, 14:06 PM
Go to the BIOS and check to see that a HD is detected.
Then you could do a reset to BIOS defaults. It may be a bios altering virus or your HD is not detected. Otherwise its should move on from the network boot to the SATA drv.
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Re: Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-22, 15:21 PM
Buddy, if you have warranty get them to fix it.
ThinkPad T420s (4174-HG6) i5-2540M 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD
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Re: Thinkpad t510 startup problems

2012-06-22, 22:36 PM

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Hi Guys I've tried for hours and I cannot get the laptop to boot , basically a virus got onto my computer& and had to be shut down. Upon rebooting this message comes up: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent and completely stays on this page. I have tried to run& startup repair but the operating system doesn't show, and I also tried to reinstall windows 7 but everytime it restarts, it just restarts the whole windows installation. I tried to change my boot order but it won't let me. Plz help


It sounds to me that your HDD has failed and that you didn't have a virus. Go into the BIOS and run the HDD diagnostic utility. If the drive does not check out and you still have warranty give Lenovo a call and they well ship out a new drive for you to install, I think they even overnight it. This is an easy install the requires the removal of one screw from the bottom of the system.

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