BIOS Issue or what?

  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro

    BIOS Issue or what?

    I'm uncertain where to post this message so apologies if it would be more appropriate elsewhere.

    My seven-year old Medion MD96630 notebook is running a clean install of Windows 10 which I had to have a Microsoft Engineer activate for me. Since then, on boot up, the following text appears immediately after start up:

    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    For Realtek RTL8101E 10/100 PCI-Express Ethernet Adapter v1.03(070618)
    PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
    PXE-MOE: Exiting PXE ROM

    Other than a USB mouse and the power nothing else is connected to the notebook. Internet access and printing are by Wi-Fi.

    After the above mentioned text being diplayed boot up continues and Windows 10, although slow, operates as does all applications satisfactorily.

    I'd be glad of any guidance to resolve this issue.
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  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    Yes, it probably is a BIOS issue because PXE (pronounced "pixie") is the preboot execution environment that Intel offers to permit PCs to download an OS over the network during the boot process (remember "thin clients? this technology lets them skip storing the whole OS locally). It has to be enabled in BIOS to work and, if your're not using it, should be disabled in BIOS. If you turn it off those error messages should go away.
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  3. Posts : 4,791
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2

    To add to what Ed is saying, Boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Boot tab. Using your Enter and Arrow key, Move the internal HDD to First Boot Device. Move Network Boot to last device or Disable it all together. Save and Exit.
    Or you can set the Bios to Defaults, usually by pressing F5 in the Bios.
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  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    For EdTittel and spunk my thanks for your help. I have amended the Boot order and the error message is no longer displayed.

    Thank you both for your prompt and helpful responses.

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