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Toshiba Satellite A105

I'm getting a
PXE-E61: Medis test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F Exiting Intel Boot Agent
Operating System not found

The hard drive is spinning but the system does not recognize that it is installed or attached.

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Re: Toshiba Satellite A105 - Joy Toshiba Satellite A105 S4074 Notebook PC Laptops

Chech ur hdd wheather its installed properly

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My Toshiba Satellite A105 was accidentally dropped on the floor. When I turned it on and after choosing "HDD" from the Boot Menu, the screen would display this: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure,...

Sorry but Unfortunately Hard drives (HDD) are very susceptible to physical shocks and can be damaged that way. It may be possible to take it to a repair center to see if they can salvage some of you data but their are no guarantees.

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Aug 07, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook


PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.


Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.


Shouldn't be enabled by default


on Jan 04, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Pxe e61 check cable message

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v.105 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

sounds like a driver issue try to go to toshiba's website and download the latest drivers for the NIC card.

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I keep getting intel undi pxe-2.1(build 0892) copyright (c) 1997-2000 intel corporation for realtek rtl8100/8101e fast ethernet network adapter v1.02 (060510) pxe-e61 media test failure check cable...

Your laptop is trying to boot via LAN(network). Possible the HDD is not being detected by your system that is why it could not boot to windows. Try to boot up without the ethernet (your internet cable) connected to it and see if it works. If not, you may have a bad HDD.

Hope this helps.

Dec 19, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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My Toshiba satlelite A105 will not boot up , comes up on screen black says pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable pxe-mof: exiting intel boot agent operating system not found

Go into SETUP (F2, DEL, Cntl-S or somesuch at boot time - or hold F1 key down and force and error and then change your BOOT order to CDROM, HDD. It is Currently NETWORK, CDROM, HDD or the like.

PXE is Network directed bootup, and your LAN connection is waiting or the proper code or instruction or server. You need to turn that off, and BIOS SETUP is where to do it ;-)

Hope that helps

Apr 08, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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PC will not boot.

Hi , without explaining all that is happening ,your pc harddrive has failed.The pc is looking for an operating system but cannot find it.

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

your e-machine is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot)

go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive

Aug 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable.

Save your self a lot of reading, do this first.
Check in BIOS rom for start up sequence and check if there is an asterist (!) in front of the hdd. If there is, it’s disabled. Select the hdd and press shift key plus “1′ This removes the ! and you can then use the hdd to re-format or….

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Trying to start my computer

you have a failed hard drive and will require a replacement.

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