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Check cable connection.. ! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM

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    WIN8.64B

    Check cable connection.. ! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM


    Hi there. I am running an Asus X55U NOTEBOOK with Windows 8 64 preinstalled. It is one month old. I had it connected to my t.v. last evening via the VGA connector. When I disconnected the connector a blue screen appeared and it stalled out. I restarted the laptop after a couple of hours and it read "Check cable connection... PXE-MOF...Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
    No bootable device...insert boot disk and press any key.

    I followed the directions to disconnect battery, power cord, etc., and I held the power button down for 1 minute. I also reconnected the internal hard disk to make sure it hadn't slipped. I then opened the start up utility to check my boot options but my internal hard disk doesn't appear as an option. It isn't detected in the main menu either. I tried to restore the defaults but that did nothing either. Now when I boot it up it goes straight to the Aptio Setup Utility.

    Is this a software problem or a hard disk problem? Since my notebook came with win8 preinstalled, I can't reinstall. In fact, I am not seeing a product key listed anywhere on the device either.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I've just got my Asus K55A back from warranty repair because of this problem, if it's the same message. If you look for a thread here named Notebook cant boot started by me you'll see the screen I got and also what happened.
    Good luck, I got my Notebook back within a week with a new motherboard in it.
    Here's the link to the thread
    Notebook cant boot
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Check cable connection.. ! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
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