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My Toshiba Satellite A135 is having a bad problem. it will not boot up. It says Media test failure check cable.. Does this mean my hard drive went out?

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  • SouthernBabe Jul 02, 2008

    Thank you . you were very helpful, although it did not show a hdd so my hard drive most have went out. Thank you

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This message is primarily seen when the PC is attempting to boot from a network, and that network connection is no longer present. The error message would read PXE-E61: Media test failure / Check computer. Is this your message?

If it is, you need to go into the BIOS, and make sure that the sequence is 1) CD-ROM 2) HDD 3) FDD (if you have a floppy) 4) LAN (if you choose to leave the LAN there). Otherwise, switch option 1 and option 2. If the problem is the hard drive, however, putting the CD-ROM first will allow you to boot from your Windows CD.

Please post back if you need further help, otherwise thank you for using and rating FixYa!

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Cheryl Whalen Jul 03, 2008

    Unfortunately, this does happen with hard drives, and it is the worst thing for those of us who are so dependent on our day-to-day technology! I would encourage you, though, before you take a drastic step, such as tossing it out the window :-), to contact Toshiba's support online to ask them to walk you through a diagnostic. They have special utilities available which can help them to truly ascertain the state of your drive, and they may also be able to help with a replacement, perhaps a discount of some sort, since this machine is not that old! Best of luck, and thank you much for your kind response!



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