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PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable.

So i dropped my laptop, and now this message comes up. what do i do? is the hard drive blown?

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  • picketyfence Feb 25, 2008

    I have this same error!
    But it appears I can not reset BIOS -----
    Can you give me any more info on that?

    I try to do what it says to go to defaults -
    or default & save - but it just won't do it.
    It just sits there!
    Nor will it print any sort of report. No response.

    This puter had been working.

    Nothing particular happened = Just started doing this one day.

    I have to totally take power off & remove battery to even get the CHANCE to reset BIOS.

    I did get it back to working normally on Windows & the net for a few days - but I open it up again this morning & it's that same Looping PXE error!!!

    :( What to do!!!????????? thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!
    And I haven't got any backup.
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It says:



    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)

    - (C) Intel Corporation



    For realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.0.1 (051222)

    PXE-E61 and blah, blah.



    I don't know what to do.

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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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Getting media test failure, check cable error when computer boots. PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-061: Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Answer:. This issue is often caused by ...
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Thanks for trying ----
I learned it means a dead hard drive.
Just HOPE you have things backed up -
I did not & LOST TONS..... :(

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Error Message: PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

Not always the Hard drive, boot into the bios setup utility and de-select network bootfrom the boot options. If it tries to network boot first you will always get that failure.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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SOURCE: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

check your harddrive, is it detected in bios ?
if no, it could be motherboard or hdd, but most of the time is hdd problem, so just replace it.
if yes, your operating system is corrupt, so you can reload your operating system.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

SOURCE: Trying to start my computer

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm has a Disc Fitness Test programme. It produces a floppy to boot from DOS into Windows. My Satellite 1110 has the same error message, PXE-E61. The BIOS shows "no HDD". The DTF  found no fault on the HDD. (full test took 45minutes)    Give it a try.  I know, you need a working computer to down load it-- and DOS and a floppy drive on the faulty one. There are USB adaptors for floppy drives.  Tomorrow I prise the 1110 apart and will clean all the cable and connectors. Good luck.

 

Bryan

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Toshiba satellite L455D-S5976 PXE-E61 media test failure...brand new hard drive What do I do???

You need to boot from an installation CD for the operating system, or the Toshiba restore set. New hard drives are completely blank when you purchase them. The computer is looking for something to boot from and cant find it, so it trys to boot from ethernet. Check your bios set up for boot order and boot devices. You might try disabling boot from network.

Hope this helps

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