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Media test failure Check Cable or 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.
The hard drive needs to bereplaces in the laptop and Windows installed and the laptop's device driversand your programs etc to get a functioning laptop again.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A CORRUPTED DRIVER OR HAVE LOST DRIVERS FOR USB PORT GO TO HP WEB SITE AND FIND YOUR COMPUTER AND DOWN LOAD DRIVER FOR THIS DEVICE AND SEE IF IT HELPS HAD TO DO ONE WITH LIKE PROBLEM RECENTLY , WORKED FOR ME