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I can't get it to boot. Keep getting message: Media Test Failure, check cable. Operating system not found? Any idea how to get oto to boot properly?

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Chek if the hard drive is in place .possiblity tat the harddrive is loose

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Media test failure


This error message may appear when the computer BIOS is set to boot from a network and cannot find a bootable operating system on the network or on any of the storage devices included in the notebook PC's boot path.
So, if you have any USB sticks or attached HDD's that do not have an install image remove them and reboot.
If the HDD has an operating system installed and it still won't work after removing any USB storage, check that the HDD is functioning properly.

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Booting problem, screen message: Intel (R) Boot Agent FE v4.1.18 Copyright (C) 1997-2005, Intel Corporation PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Operating...


HI there,
The "Error" texts saying:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Are completely normal. This simply states that there is no external cables plugged into the specialty inputs on your toshiba laptop.

The "operating system not found" is stating that your existing hard drive is either A) dead or B) been erased.

Try to re-install your operating system, if it finds no hard drive, you'll need a new one!

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When i start my lapt top i get black screen that reads intel undi,pxe-2.1 (build 082) for real tek rtl8101e/8102e pci-e enthernet controller v1.07 (080320)pxe-e61 media test failure,check cable pxe-mof...


If the sound you are referring to is a clicking sound, then it is a hard drive failure.
Your computer is trying to boot up the operating system from the hard drive, but when it fails to access the hard drive, it tries to boot up from other devices configured on the BIOS. Apparently, your next choice for booting the operating system is set to the LAN card. Hence, you get the message "PXE-E61 Media test failure", which means that the computer tried to boot up the operating system over the network but it found out that your network cable is not connected to your computer's network interface card.

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Computer wont boot error msg says media test failure check cable operating system not found


problem in your boot device.check your HDD is properly connected and working properly.
if HDD is good,you must install your operating system again.

Hope this will helpful..

Nov 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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PXE-E61 Media test failure


See this on-line thread from other users. I'd be leary about the posts that advocated hitting the laptop...

http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml

Portable computers can suffer from bad connections easily, so the first thing you should check are that all cables and other connections are tight and seated firmly.

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I keep getting codes pxe-e61 media test failure,


Something went wrong with your last installation. try reinstalling windows. But, before that go to BIOS and check the BOOTING devices

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It is trying to bbot up using network boot because it cannot find OS on the hard drive, you can turn off the network in the BIOS setup page, but more likely you have problem with the hard drive or the OS is corrupted.

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Open BIOS and configure your boot devices priority. First boot device should be the hdd. Also check if the laptops see the hard disk, i think your hard disk have a problem and thats why laptop wants to boot from network.

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Installing an operating system from one computer and inserting it into another computer will not work specially when they are from different manufacturers because the components in them are different.
The Windows install has to be done on the intended computer.
The media test failure error message refers to a faulty disk controller or a faulty hard disk.

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PXE-E61 Media test Failure


hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.

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