I've got a brand new Lenovo 3000 N500 notebook. It doesn't boot. First I received the PXE-E61 POST error, but since a couple og hours ago even that doesn't appear. I tried several BIOS boot settings, but no success. I would clear the CMOS memory somehow, if I can find it. Please, help.
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You need to boot from an installation CD for the operating system, or the Toshiba restore set. New hard drives are completely blank when you purchase them. The computer is looking for something to boot from and cant find it, so it trys to boot from ethernet. Check your bios set up for boot order and boot devices. You might try disabling boot from network.
pxe-e61 (media test failure, check cable) and pxe-m0f (exiting pxe rom), your laptop is not detecting your hard drive so it cannot boot. Try this, remove anything that it is attached to your laptop (external drive, external camera or the likes) and try rebooting. If that does not work you have to open your hard disk drive bay located at the back of your laptop and carefully remove it then place it back again make sure that the screws are complete and are not loose.
Reply if pulling out your hard drive did'nt work.
The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard diskhas failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If this does not work then reboot and go to theBIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn'tdetect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Next - to determine if thehard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an external hard drive and you cannot open the various folders and files,this confirms the hard drive is faulty.
Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the laptop, Windows installed and the laptop's device driversplus your programs etc. to get a functioning laptop again.
I see that you are having issues with you Thinkpad R61 Laptop getting an Error 7, PXE-e61 Media test Failure.
I Believe the Error that you are receiving means that the Hard Drive in your Laptop is not responding anymore or is not anymore fixable, the error that your mentioned states that your "HDD" Hard Drive needs to be replaced on your Laptop there is no other way to fix this error you Hard Drive is already undetected and most probably not bootable anymore.
You can google pxe-e61 there will be many possible causes but all fall in replacing the Hard Drive, the only option your can try with this concern is removing your Hard Drive and reconnecting it back again, this is to see if the Laptop will detect the Hard Drive again or not.
Also you can try reformatting the Hard Drive using a Windows Installation Disc to see if it will be detected by Windows.
It goes to a network boot rather than booting straight to the HDD. restart your computer and press f2 immediatley. you are now on the BIOS page. check if your hard drive is detected and if not call Lenovo to have it replaced/repaired. if it is detected, after the PXE error, your computer should boot up just fine.
change your boot priority. press power button then keep on tapping F1 key until your reached to setup utility. go to boot menu and set your boot priority 1 to your HDD. if compute wasnt able to detect your HDD . then there is a problem wth your HDD, you need to call you manufacturer for HDD replacement if unit is still under warranty
The PXE-E61 error is caused by either a faulty disk controller or most likely a faulty hard disk. Because the Lenovo is new I suggest you return it to the supplier to get it fixed under warranty.
Do not try to fix it yourself because you can void your warranty.
I cannot be sure, but I think that this problem has something to do with having "boot from network adapter" enabled in your BIOS. If this is not the problem, then it might be another malfunctioning device, in which case, you will want to go into BIOS and disable everything except for what you need to get through the restore process(Disable USB ports, network adapter, PCMCIA card slot, etc.)
This is the PXE boot for the factory, or a tech to shoot windows into it. As the machine starts, press the key that will get you into the BIOS to make sure the hard drive is the first boot device. If the computer then comes up with "No Operating System Found" you will need to get it reloaded. You get a windows cd, go back into the BIOS, set the cd drive as first, then save and restart. Press any key when prompted, and follow instructions.