View Full Version : Ethernet controller, media test failure

04-04-2013, 03:27 PM
Hi guys, wondering if you could help me out.

my HP dv5 laptop on startup does a search for ethernet controller and then says media test failure and boots up into windows (vista) fine.
It's not an issue and my computer is not affected at all, but would like to know if it is possible to stop it from doing the test in the first place??

for the record, i have done a system recovery and flashed the bios :confused:

Thanks! :)

04-04-2013, 04:14 PM
In the bios, disable boot from LAN

While youre in there, also disable boot from USB (stupid stupid hp)

04-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the reply.
The boot options are

CD-Rom boot
Floppy boot
Internal Network adapter book

all enabled...so do I disable the Internal network adapter?

Thanks again. Cheers!

04-04-2013, 06:10 PM
the boot order is
USB Floppy
Internal CD/DVD Rom Drive
Notebook Hard Drive
USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Disk
Network Adapter

Appreciate your help guys !

Speedy Gonzales
05-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Change it to notebook hdd as the bootdisk

05-04-2013, 01:43 PM
all enabled...so do I disable the Internal network adapter?


You need to disable boot from lan\network adaptor option. This may be in more than 1 place in the bios.
Also disable those other boot options,except HD, you dont need them, for now.
Change the boot order to HD first .

Or just ignore those messages when you turn on the PC.
As you said it makes no real difference & Win loads up just fine.