For the last 2 weeks I have been getting the following message on system start up: "Checking media (fail)". The message appears twice then the system starts normally and I haven't noticed any problems with any of the applications/programs. I did not install
new software before this problem started and did not make any other changes that I can recall. All the checks that I ran did not reveal any problems, I have contacted Dell support and their answer is to re-install WIN 8 but I'm somewhat leery of doing that
because I'm afraid it will lead to other problems/issues.
I have seen the same issue mentioned on various forums for Dell and other machines so it doesn't appear to be specific to the brand but no solution has yet been offered.
I am using a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with Win 8 (64 bit) and Service Pac 0.
Any solutions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
I had the same issue, and after speaking with Dell tech support for a few hours, I finally got the message to go away. Reboot the computer and go into boot mode (press F2) at startup. Then move over to the boot tab and select the UEFI boot. There you should
see a list of these three items:
Windows Boot Manager UEFI Onboard LAN IPv4 UEFI Onboard LAN IPv6
It allows you to change the order and in my case I had to change it to the order shown above before the message stopped appearing. I was told the Boot Manager needs to run first in order to avoid the error. Hope this helps, that message was super annoying.