I`v installed a new 60gig hitachi harddrive on my old T23 and all i can get is a the same PXE-E61:media test failure PXE-MOF screen? I have changed the boot to cd rom first,and it doesn`t change anything. i have reset the bios to default. And still nothing but the same screen. The hard drive is a HTS721060G9AT00 and on the bios it has a -(PM) after it. I am trying to use windows xp pro.And yes it is a legal version!!!
The laptop works fine with the old harddrive in it.(the old harddrive crashes every now and then.That`s why i am swaping it out. Help
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Re: how can i format my new harddrive?
When the unit gives the booting from PXE, it means that the hard drive is not being seen. First, check that the jumpers on the drive are set for master.
According to Hitachi's website, the drive is set as Master, no jumpers from the factory.
Setting 1—Device 0 (Master) (no jumper is used) Setting 2—Device 1 (Slave) Setting 3—Cable Select Setting 4—Do not attach a jumper here Setting 5—Do not attach a jumper here
The default setting at shipment is Setting 1 (no jumper)
If the drive is set correctly, I would suspect that there is something wrong with the drive. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
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If you have a spike in the power, unplug, remove the battery, then hold the power button down for 1min or 60s, to release any built up shock power. then insert the battery, (no power cord) push and hold power button for 1 -2 - 3 s. release and see what happens.. now what OS is installed on the HDD. and check the BIOS to see how the boot sequence is set... seems your error show you set to boot to NetWork not HDD
The "Error" texts saying:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Are completely normal. This simply states that there is no external cables plugged into the specialty inputs on your toshiba laptop.
The "operating system not found" is stating that your existing hard drive is either A) dead or B) been erased.
Try to re-install your operating system, if it finds no hard drive, you'll need a new one!
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.
check your harddrive, is it detected in bios ?
if no, it could be motherboard or hdd, but most of the time is hdd problem, so just replace it.
if yes, your operating system is corrupt, so you can reload your operating system.
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.