What are you seeing?
The following errors display when your Intel® NUC starts:
- PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
- PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Why are you seeing it?
PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) is a boot environment that allows the Intel NUC to boot up using a network interface, instead of booting from an installed hard drive. You can enable or disable PXE boot in the Intel NUC BIOS.
If PXE Boot is enabled in BIOS, the PXE-E61 and PXE-M0F errors can happen when both of these are true:
- A bootable hard drive is not detected.
- A network cable is not connected to the Intel NUC.
How to fix it
|If an internal drive is installed|| |
Check that the drive is detected in BIOS:
If Boot Drive Order shows No Boot Drive:
|If you are booting to an external USB device|| |
Try the following:
|If PXE Boot is enabled in BIOS||To check the BIOS option: |
If you do want to boot to a network, check that the network cable connection is working properly.