Question about HP Workstation Xw8000 PC Desktop
I am getting the pxe-e61 cable failure when I boot up with 2 IDE drives installed, but not when only one is installed. the drives are WD and no jumpers since they are on cable select
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This might be a problem with your harddrive. When your laptop is not seeing the hard drive, it attempts to boot to other devices and may give the message shown in your post.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
SOURCE: on load up it comes
u have to reset your bios settings.
put away your coms cell for 15 minutes also u can reset your bios with jumper settings.
then power up the pc.
the jumper is near the cmos cell read that jumper instuction.on circuit.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
The PXE-X61 error means that the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive.
1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.
2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.
4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.
Posted on May 18, 2009
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