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The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Next - to check if the harddrive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an USB mass storage device and you cannot open the various folders and fileson this drive, then this confirms the hard drive is faulty.
Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
go to bios settings by pressing F10 for hp .. there select the optimal factory defaults.and engage and also save settings with F10 ...and exit ..This will get rid of any wrong settings made in bios ..related with he fan ..and should start proper..The only thing that can malfunction is caused by a higher temperature to start ,, and never get to it .. If it still makes the same ..you should consider changing it ..or see the wires to be proper inserted..cause it has 2 for power and one for starting..and can be damaged..but still functional when you check it ..just the wire for the start to be damaged or not making contact .. ..
1. Restart the computer. 2. Keep tapping the F10 key when the Compaq logo appears. BIOS Setup Utility. 3. Select the Diagnostic tab. 4. Select the "hard drive self test" option and press enter to perform the test. Note: This test takes atleast 40 minutes. This will take you to
Pass - The hard drive is not damaged. Fail - The hard drive is damaged and may need to be replaced.