After some disk back-up activity using an external USB drive, on reboot, I get the following message after the Dell/Inspiron splash screen:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ehternet Controller v1.08 (080408)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating System not found
It will repeat that each time I hit ENTER.
I had been running the Mini-9 as a Hackintosh and so reinstalled the stock 4 GB SDD with Windows XP (which ran fine last month) and get exactly the same message. I've run diagnostics via the BIOS start up screen and toggled the USB BIOS Legacy Support setting to no avail.
It will not boot up off an external USB (even with USB Legacy Support enabled).
The Mini-9 is running BIOS A05.
One curious thing: I believe in the Main menu of the BIO setup utility, the item called "Fixed HDD: " says "None" and I believe it had my Runcore SDD indicated last time I looked.
Is my Mini-9 toast? (Of course the warranty ended two months ago).
Any ideas would be much appreciated.