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I installed a new HDD and now I am getting a PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable. I've tried reseating the HDD but get the same result. I attempted to access BIOS setup to change boot order to CD-ROM (where I have Toshiba recovery disc mounted) but I can only access part of the BIOS setup screen (date and time only). No BIOS password has been set. Anybody have any ideas?

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  • mda51420 Jun 19, 2009

    I can reinstall the old HDD and the error message goes away. So it does have something to do with the new drive. I am pretty sure BIOS is working its way through the boot order because the CD-ROM does spin try to spin up. Weird!

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A series of possibilities could be considered 1. Your Hard disk is not properly installed, so check to see if it is sitting properly in its bay 2. You have a loose connection somewhere [USB media or any other storage device] 3. You might have non-bootable media that could be interfering with your boot process [remove all non-bootable media that could be in any drive or connected to you computer i.e Disketts, CDs, flash drives] 4. You system is trying to boot from a network location using your network card, you might want to check and make sure that is not the case

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Hi,
Try hitting F12 as the computer boots up to change the boot order.


Good luck

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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