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PXE-E61: media test failure check cable

At boot up it appears initializing media test..
then the "media test failure" appears..
then reboot..
same process again and again..
can anyone help me with this problem?

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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 18, 2009

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I have a DV1000 and just took it apart and put it back together. After I got it back together I got the same message when I booted up. The problem is probably that the HDD connectors are not contacting well enough. The HDD has kind of a flimsy connection where it just lays down on top the pins and the cover screws hold it down. When I put mine back together I did not tighted the cover screws enough. When it started to boot up it didn't find the HDD at all so it went down the list of other devices to boot from and selected the network which gave me the same error. Of course, your HDD could really be dead but I would look at the connectors first. Good luck.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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