This error indicates the hard drive is not detected or not plugged in. Open the case and see if the hard drive cabling is connected. Some SATA cables don't stay connected particularly if the cables do not latch properly.
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The PXE error message suggests that your
computer is trying to perform a network boot which is why it is saying there is
a cable issue. Check your BIOS settings and disable the
option to boot from the Network, plus check that the computer is configured to
boot from a valid internal hard disk drive.It is Ok to have a CD or USB device listed ahead of the hard drive in
the Boot order as this is normal to allow booting from CD or DVD media or USB
devices. Check that internal hard disk is
operational, that the cables to it are firmly connected at both ends (the drive
and the motherboard). If you still have a problem, then provide
more information on what symptoms or error messages your are seeing.
"PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE CHECK CABLE"
This means that the motherboard and harddrive are not communicating correctly, there is no data cable to connect the harddrive to the motherboard on a laptop the harddrive connecting plug is soldered directly to the the motherboard.
Either your harddrive is dying, or your motherboard has gone faulty. Laptop repairs are quite involved, if you are not familiar with taking laptops apart I would suggest you get profesional help with this problem.
If you want to have a go yourself I can point you in the direction of websites I use when doing laptop repairs.
This message is primarily seen when the PC is attempting to boot from a network, and that network connection is no longer present. The error message would read PXE-E61: Media test failure / Check computer. Is this your message?
If it is, you need to go into the BIOS, and make sure that the sequence is 1) CD-ROM 2) HDD 3) FDD (if you have a floppy) 4) LAN (if you choose to leave the LAN there). Otherwise, switch option 1 and option 2. If the problem is the hard drive, however, putting the CD-ROM first will allow you to boot from your Windows CD.
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