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My IBM T20 Notebook is given me this message -PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable- and then say -Operating System Not Found- ---- What do I do?

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  • nancie1186 Nov 02, 2010

    It cannot find a bootable device, can you boot to cd?
    Is it possible to remove the hard drive and re-connect it?

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The error message PXE-E61 is Network card that try to conect this is because hard drive failure or Operating System
check on the bios if you can see the hard drive if you see the drive it could be the OS

hope it will help

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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

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open the laptop and remove the hard drive and reinstall it.
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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.

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