Sounds like a failed hard drive to me. It appears to be searching for a boot device and failing, then falling back on the LAN boot instead. Try running diagnostics from the boot menu if you haven't already.
I have only had this unit two weeks. will not even start up and run programs. Keeps rebooting and showing a PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable all this machine knows how to do is reboot ad infinitedom
That is indeed strange. As you can see from our measurements above, although the noise levels under load were high, it wasn't very common that the notebook reached this point. The idle levels were often nearly silent on our review unit, and most of the time the noise was more than tolerable.
It seems this may be an issue that only affects some E5430 notebooks. From reading that thread, it does appear to be BIOS-related. I am willing to bet that a future update resolves the problem for those affected.
A sense of balance. Dell’s newest 14-inch Latitude seeks a perfect balance of cost, practicality, and portability, bolstered most notably by its newfound optional Ivy Bridge chipset. Is the E5430 everything the budget-conscious businessperson has been waiting for?