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Turn on my laptop aer screen flashes on then off to another black screen wheremedia test failure, exiting broadcom pxe rom, and final operating system not found
You will have to go into you bios to see if you hard drive is detected. If you want to no more about how to get into your bios you can see me on face book as Nic fourie and drop me a mail
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable (of the HARD DISK pls)
pls first check the hard disk seated in the bottom left side of ur notebook u have to take out the 7 or 8 screws first and then take take it out by pulling the connector gently and try to re seat or re fit the hard disk so connector can seat firmly in hard disk and then power up ur notebook if Error persists
then sorry to tell u my friend that ur Hard disk has CRASHED and not giving up files for OS loading kindly replace ur HARD DRIVE and restore ur OS thru backup disk u got
Pls take care of ur notebook from bumps and falls and hard impacts during operation and carrying bcoz the disk inside the HDD is very sensitive and gets damaged easily by impacts
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Posted on Mar 09, 2009
you can do check HD follow me:
1) open the cover at back of laptop
2) take out HD body see picture
3) put it back in same way, then power on if bios find HD, the error message should be gone.
4) if still show error, you need change other HD, till the bios find out HD drive.
here you can download the service manaul to reference.
hope you fix it well, any question ask me any time please
Posted on May 14, 2009
The problem your having could be the operating system is damange or the hard drive failed. Try to boot from a Windows XP or Vista CD to see if the drive is recognized.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
SOURCE: media test failure check cable
system is trying to boot to a network, this is most likely due to the hard disk drive not being detected, or the windows operating system is missing.
First reset the BIOS defaults, see if the system detects the HDD in the bios and will now boot.
Run diagnostics on the hard disk drive, which I suspect it will fail.
If diags on the drive pass, they try reinstalling Windows. But I expect you'll be replacing the drive.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010
A "media test failure, check cable" means your hard disk failed. The bios can not locate the boot sector of the hard disk to begin loading the operating system.
"Operating system not found" means windows can't load because the Bios can not find the operating system (because the hard disk failed).
This is pretty much an unrecoverable error in terms of fast fixes. You can take the hard disk to a data recovery service if you need to retrieve important data or files.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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