Having problems booting my laptop. Everything seemed to work fine and I haven't experienced any problems with it prior to this. I've had my laptop for approximately two years. Now when I turn it on it gives me a message PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable. I checked BIOS and it said No IDE detected. Does this mean that the hard drive has failed or is there some way to access the drive to back up data.
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Re: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable.
Well, there are a few possibilities. First, make sure the hard drive is fully seated correctly. If it is, then try turning on the computer and going into the BIOS menu. this can usually be accessed by pressing a key that appears onscreen on boot up. in this menu, be careful not to change anything unless you know what you're doing. look for an option called hard drive test or something similar, and see if it comes out ok. If it executes, but has errors, i might have some software that may work. If it fails to find the hard drive, things get more complicated. I'd like to know how much work is needed for the laptop, so if you can get back to me if these tests work, or if the hard drive wasn't seated correctly, that would be great.
Also, I have ways to access the drive if there is a complete failure and even fails to spin up, or if it is corrupted, i have a cd you can burn to recover the data. I'd just like to know if we have to resort to those though before i explain it all, since it can be a lengthly process.
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If your computer is working fine, then disable PXE boot in BIOS or remove from 1st boot option. This is a LAN (network) boot option. It can't find a DHCP server, that's why the media test failure is displayed. It's usually used to load an OS image from network.
For the most part not a real problem. More of a warning. Some corporate models use PXE to mass image. If there is a problem (won't boot) then it lost communications to hard drive, and you need to check BIOS for hard drive.
The system is not finding any bootable media (Hard Drive) and is attempting to boot via the network card (PXE Boot) the error message is saying that there is not PXE network to boot from and it is exiting the process.
Generally, this is caused by a hard Drive failure. Reseat the drive and or drive connections and see if the system will find the hard drive.
Generally, a Hard drive failure
Hard drive has been coruppted. Hold alt f10 on statup to format and reinstall. If that dont work you may need to try install from cd's provided when you purchased laptop. If that dont work buy new hard drive and restore from cd's. Good Luck.
id open the hard drive bay and remove the drive and then reseat it and then try to reboot the unit. make sure the battery is out and the power unplugged when you take the drive out. if the system errors like that again its either the hard drive or the ide/sata on the mobo. after getting the system up you could use an external drive adapter to try and recover any data off that drive (really doubt itll work if drive is dead)
hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.