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PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE PXE-M0F: exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. Operating system not found. how 2 solve or repair? help me...

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  • kzqi007 May 16, 2009

    thanks 4 helping me... but its still dosen't work... i pulg in hd 2 other laptop, hd its working fine.. i reinstall my operation system with cd drive..work fine... but i still hav the same problem... my laptop is acer aspire 1680 and my hd samsung 160gb... please help me.. :(

  • kzqi007 May 16, 2009

    yes...i install Windows from the laptop that gave me the PXE-E61,its the acer laptop.. its still give me the same error.. mmm...

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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 14, 2009

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    Chris Hingee May 16, 2009

    You mentioned that the hard disk worked on a different laptop and that you reinstalled Windows on that hard disk. Did you install Windows from the laptop that gave you the PXE-E61 or from a different laptop?

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    Chris Hingee May 16, 2009

    This is a very strange one, because the error message means it could not find the hard disk yet it allowed you to install Windows and it needs to find the hard disk to do so.

    Check the BIOS settings, make sure the hard disk is set to "Auto" detect and in the Boot order make the hard drive as the first boot device.

    The only other thing I can think of, is the hard disk a SATA hard drive?

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Try to set your bios as to that it boots of the hard disk......it looks like its not booting of the hdd first....set it to boot from the hdd first...if u still have problem thant it would be either a corrupt OS or a bad hdd



keep me posted

Posted on May 14, 2009

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