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Pxe e61 media test failure check cable

LAPTO WONT LET ME IN

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  • KOBEGUST Aug 30, 2008

    ur dumbb

  • lavetsosie74 Nov 17, 2008

    media test failure, check cable : operating system not found

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    same problem, same error note. Now won't boot at all. Didn't even get a chance to try rearranging the bios. Help!

  • cro7690 Feb 06, 2009

    Needed to take my lap top apart to replace the power connecter board. When I turned the computer back on I got the message pxe e61 can anyone help me?

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SOURCE: GETTING ON MY LAPTP: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

This error message can be caused by a faulty connection to the hard drive or a faulty hard drive or a faulty disk controller.
Go into the BIOS configuration to see if it has detected the hard drive, if it is not detected that is why the laptop won't bootup.
To confirm or check if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port (you may need assistance from a computer savy friend).
If this computer cannot see this as an external drive then it is faulty. If the computer can see this drive as an external drive and you can open the folders and files on the hard disk then the hard drive is OK and the fault is probably a faulty disk controller on the laptop. A faulty disk controller is part of the motherboard and the only fix is a replacement motherboard. This may not be a cost effective solution and it may be better to put your money towards a new laptop.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

Geekman
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SOURCE: pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable

The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard disk has failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty. First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Next - to check if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see it as an USB mass storage device and you cannot open the various folders and files on this drive, then this confirms the hard drive is faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.

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