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Re: Media test failure
The laptop is not detecting your hard drive. Remove it (usually one screw on the bottom) and put it back in. If it still doesn't see it, your hard drive has kicked the bucket and you will need a new one.
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The system is not finding any bootable media (Hard Drive) and is attempting to boot via the network card (PXE Boot) the error message is saying that there is not PXE network to boot from and it is exiting the process.
Generally, this is caused by a hard Drive failure. Reseat the drive and or drive connections and see if the system will find the hard drive.
Generally, a Hard drive failure
mediatestfailure like above while
booting means that the problem already solved as long as you can get
into Vista/win7/xp as usual. PXE shown in the massage is
the Ethernet network boot option which you’re not using.
There are 4 options you can use for boot up the laptop:
3. USB Storage
That was better to use HDD unless you are connected to a LAN then you need to change it to Network
PXE errors are generated by the network boot ROM. In other words, the boot process is attempting a network boot (your BIOS' 4th boot option), which means that your system was unable to boot from a HDD, CD-ROM, or USB device (the first 3 boot options).
PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, System won't boot:
1.Go to Bios Settings 2.Remove LAN booting from booting options...For laptop ,type "X" on the LAN booting option. 3.Save The configuration
You see this message when the laptop trying to boot from a remote
server using the network card. If you didn’t see the PXE-E61 message
before, it means that the network card was listed after the hard drive
in the boot order (you can set the order in BIOS) and the laptop booted
directly from the hard drive. Now, when the hard drive has failed, the
laptop cannot detect it and tries to boot from the next available
device – the network card. Your laptop is not configured to boot from a
remote server using the network card, that’s why you are getting
PXE-E61 Media test failure error. You have to replace the hard drive
and reinstall the operating system.
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….