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Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

Q: Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

I have a Latitude E6420, got error code 2000-0142 and blue screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I put the new drive in and reboot. I am still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable".
In BIOS setup, i had my HDD as the first to boot already. I ran a Diagnostic test and got:
Error Code 2000-0142 Validation 119106
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 6WS1712X, Long Self test unsuccessful.
What can I do next? I have a new hard drive put in and still getting this?
Please HELP!!
Many Thanks in Advance

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A: Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

You must install WIndows onto the new drive -- it is blank when it arrives from the factory.

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can someone help me here i was fixing my friend computer because he had a virus and since i had no option but to restore his toshiba the same way i did to my VAIO , Deleting everything in the harddrive i did it. and I din't mess with anything else and now i am getting an error satying"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable"
 

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Im using an XFX 790i Ultra SLI mobo. I completed the build and attempted to install Windows 10. It went through about 3 pages of what looked like command prompts and then said that there is an "Nvidia Media Test Boot Failure. Check Cable." I then powered the PC down with the power button. Now, I can't get the power back on.

First of all...which cable?

Second, why won't it turn back on?

I am grateful for any bit of help.
 

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Please forgive my computer ignorance, i'm on my last leg here. I have a laptop (Compaq Armada M700) Microsoft XP Professional is the OS and it just wont boot AT ALL..

When I start I get the COMPAQ screen and it looks as if it's going to boot, but then I get this:

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable

I have tried Boot Disk, Restore Disk, the system just doesn't seem to want to read from the disk drive either... When I do that it gives me the "Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready" message...

After I do that, it just flashes the laptop screen repeatedly and pops back up the SAME MESSAGE

Keep in mind, there are no disk installed at this time, and the only thing connected to the laptop is the AC Power Cord...

What can I do to get it to boot??

I'll even WIPE the HardDrive and reload the XP Software if need be, I just need to get around this "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable" message..

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated..
 

A:[SOLVED] "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" Error Message

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I have a Micron Client-Pro that is getting Specifically a "Media test failure, check cable" error but I booted one time out of several and saw a CMOS battery low error.

The machine is booting into DOS but no further. When I try and hit F1 to get into the BIOS it only takes me in a circle and brings up the "Media test..." page again untill it comes to some page asking for my "Current Password:" That of course dosn't work when I type it in.

So tell me is there any hope for this poor old machine? If I can't even check the BIOS settings I don't have a clue what I could do. I want to try and re-load it but if the battery is low enough that it won't boot properly then I don't even know if that will work. Any advice?
 

A:Micron Client-Pro getting "Media test failure, check cable" error

I think that if you replace the battery (be careful not to break any legs off) it would boot up again. You will have to re-setup your BIOS if you made any changes before.
 

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Details:

This is a Dell Vostro V13. I've sent this thing off to Dell twice, they reinstall Windows (which is mystifying.), it last a few weeks, crashes again. Now I'm, of course, out of the warranty window. What a coincidence.

The hard drive is not dead, and the monitor works. I can remove the HD, cable it to another computer, it spins up fine, all files intact, and the LCD appears perfectly normally in BIOS.

I don't know if this is in any way related, but in the interest of thoroughness, i'm always on the Net (firefox) when it crashes.

But then, I'm always on the Net...

A shiny new Porsche (matchbox :) for anyone who solves this mystery.

Thank you,

JP

A:pxe-e61 media test failure check cable (diagn: "EDID EEPROM")

Nothing?

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller... Bueller...

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Hi, I've been trying to get my computer to boot up (you can see the few threads I've made in order to get it to do this, haha).

Anyways, I've come across a new error, surprise surprise!

It reads:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.21 (010425)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

---------------------------------

And it just keeps repeating that - over and over and over.

Please help!
 

A:"Media test failure, check cable?"

Go into BIOS and make sure that the system isn't trying to boot from the network (LAN) card.
 

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I selected "Install updates and shut down" and the next morning my Win7 PC wasn't recognizing my hard drive according to BIOS. Now what? Do I need to get a new hard drive or can I fix the problem myself?
 

A:Hard drive not recognized after updating Windows: "media test failed check cable"

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ok so ive got this gateway solo 1450 laptop and i got this error. PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" Error Message. i went into the bios and got nothing out of changing the boot order or resetign to system defaults. there was a few times where i was able to get past that error and it went into the screen where it asks how you want to boot up. last known good config, start windows normally. safe mode, safe mode w/ command prompt, Etc. i really need to get this working any help is appreciated. thank you.

i am also running windows XP home... i think.
 

A:Solved: PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" Error code

You're trying to do a PXE boot (which is boot from a network server) and you don't have your network cable connected.

Are you trying to PXE boot? If not, you usually can completely disable PXE in your BIOS. If you don't need it, disable it. If you do, make sure that you are plugged in to your network before turning your computer on.
 

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HI Techies,

This is my first post here. I am doing my first MOBO build and am having some issues. Here are my specs:

PC Chips A13G+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 2.0GhZ
4 GB DDR2 RAM
200 GB SATA Hard drive
80 GB SATA Hard drive

Now when I first turned on the computer I got the following error. I have seen posts with this error before and I tried some of the things but they didn't work for me. The only thing I didn't try is replacing the Lithium battery, which I will do tomorrow. But in the mean time the error I got was the following:

PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
...
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

Now here is what I have tried so far:

- Reset CMOS (by placing the jumper in the CLR_CMOS mode for about 30 secs)
- Unplugged Video card, HDD cables
- Switched RAM around
- tried booting a Win XP cd
- taking out the lithium battery and placing it in again.

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Media Test Failure, check cable, disk boot failure

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your optical drive first.

Or you have a SATA hard drive and controller and are trying to boot from an unpartitioned drive on a controller that you haven't provided a driver for.
 

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I have an HP dv5 notebook PC with windows 7 (64bit) I3 cpu [email protected] ghz. I recently had to wipe my hard drive due to a virus. I bought this 2nd hand and wasn't provided any disks. I do have a Dell re-installation DVD with the same OS. I realize this disk won't install my drivers but was hoping there was a way i could install just the OS and download the drivers after. I do have the original product key for the HP. Now when i start up it says "No bootable disk-- insert boot disk and press any key" or "Media test failure, check cable". Even with before mentioned re-installation disk inserted. When i goto Setup Utility: Diagnostics and run the Primary Hard Disk Self Test and the memory Test it Passes both. When i go to System configuration (f10) this is what i see

The Boot Order:
notebook hard drive
internal CD/DVD ROM drive
USB diskette on key/USB hard disk
USB CD/DVD ROM drive
USB floppy & network adapter

Boot Options:
HP quick web (disabled)
A space? Should the Hard Drive be listed here?
CD-ROM boot
floppy boot
internal adapter boot

I have checked the hard drive cable and it is firmly seated. I even temporarily swapped the hard drive with a used one a friend had and got the error message "Media test failure, check cable". Can i not used this Re-installation disk, do i need a new hard drive even though it passes the "Memory Test" & "Primary Hard Disk Self Test" in the Setup Utility or Could it... Read more

A:no bootable disk/media test failure, check cable

Your HP notebook is not booting from the Windows DVD because the boot list is wrong.

In the BIOS Setup Boot Order list, move Internal CD/DVD ROM drive to the top, and move the Notebook Hard Drive to second place in the list. Save & Exit. Your notebook should now boot from the Windows 7 DVD.

You should see "Press any key" when the DVD is initially detected, so press any key to continue booting from it.

Don't forget to enter the correct Product Key - - the one that should be printed on a label on the underside of the HP notebook.
 

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Hi.  This error came up:FOR REALTEK PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLERPXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE My friend, a computer guru, suggested I try a new hard drive and reinstall windows via a usb. So I purchased one, popped it in and turned back on the computer to enter the BIOS mode to set it to boot from a USB that has windows xp on it (yes, its bootable).  Problem #1: When I go into the BIOS to change the boot order, USB isn't an option..the only options are network, floppy, cd-rom (no, i don't have my windows cd rom disk), and hard drive. Also tried pressing ESC to change boot order on the boot screen, same options, no USB.Problem #2: I notice that if I don't press f10 to enter the BIOS menu soon enough it tries to start itself and the error still comes up, just as it used to before i put in the new hard drive. Anyone have suggestions? I found tons of posts on the net telling people to get a new hard drive and reinstall off a usb... how woudl i reinstall off the usb though if it doesnt even give me the option? One post said maybe the USB is disabled...yet they didn't give any clue of how to enable it so it is recognized as a boot source. Thanks!

A:PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE error + new hard dr...

update...I tried to run a hard drive test in the BIOS and it says "NO IDE FOUND". How can this be?

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Hello,

i didn't find a specific post like the problem i have. I am trying to fix a laptop for a co-worker. Her nephew did a disk cleanup and must have deleted some stuff he shouldn't have. i fixed this once before for another co-worker, who's son deleted some stuff the shouldn't have during a disk cleanup, but i don't remember how i did it, and I can't seem to find anything online.

when i boot up this is what my screen reads:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.0
Copyright...
Copyright...
All rights...
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I made sure the HDD is first to boot under the boot menu in the BIOS.
I also made sure the Hard drive is connected properly.
There are also no other USBs, CD's, or DVD's in the laptop.

The laptop is a Gateway, NV55C
can anyone help me out here?
if you need more info let me know
Thanks!!

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Gateway NV53A52u
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I am not hardware savvy...

I have checked all connections, and they all seem good
I have tried removing my hard drive and reinstalling it

I have tried using my boot disk
It loads windows files, I choose English and press ok, but the only option that I can choose is exit on the restore menu, the other 2 choices are greyed out and cannot be selected
I have tried booting from the CD/DVD ROM drive
I have tried booting from my backup USB device
And I have also put in a new hard drive
None of these options have gotten me anywhere...
Can anyone help? (BTW, please speak in computer dummy language because I am not familiar with all of the computer lingo and abbreviations, lol)
 

A:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk...

The PXE-61 Media failure frequently that the hard drive has died or has otherwise become unreadable. You would still receive this failure by installing another drive without changing the boot order to install an operating system. This can also be caused by a failure of the Disk Controller or even a bad data cable.
 

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I am replacing a failed hard drive with a new one for a friend in a Toshiba Satellite P15-S479 laptop and I am getting the following error message. (attempting to install Windows XP)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Invalid partition table

I realize this means its looking for a network cable (and can't find it) to boot on a network.

* I have disabled the "Network Boot" option in the boot menu of the bios
* I have tested the new hard drive and it will show on another system and allow me to install windows xp on it
* I have set the CD/DVD rom as the primary boot device and get the same error
* I have set the Hard Drive as the primary boot device and get the same error
* I attempted to use a true Windows XP install CD with no luck
* I attempted to use the Toshiba recovery disc that came with the laptop with no luck
* I have removed and reinstalled the hard drive and ram to insure they are seated properly

I am at a loss as nothing I do will allow me to get beyond this message to boot to CD and install Windows XP or anything else for that matter.
 

A:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable after replacing failed Hard Drive

On some Toshiba's I've worked on, including my own Tecra, I press Escape and Function 1 to get a boot menu and with an XP CD in, there's a three second only window in which to "press any key" when the prompt appears. Are you seeing that prompt when you boot from CD? You might also benefit from formatting that hard disk in the other machine if you already started to install on it.
 

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So at first it said no bootable device so I changed the settings to legacy. But now this black screen comes up. I?ve had this computer for two to three years and this has never happened before and the warranty is up. Intel UNDI, PXE-2. 1 (build 083)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation This product is covered by one or more of the following patents : US6, 570, 884, US6, 115, 776 and US6, 327, 625 Realtek PCle FE Family Controller Series v1.38 (06/16/15)PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.No bootable device? insert boot disk and press any key

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Hi,

I got a sudden unexpected blue screen.
When my computer was restarting, I got the message

"PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable"

I went and did a Hard Drive Self Test, and got the message

Test Status: #2-07 Fail

Any advice on how to proceed would be appreciated.
 

A:"PXE-E61 Media test failure"/"#2-07 Fail"

Please provide your computer specs.
This often means your HD has died. Can you see it in the BIOS?
 

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Hallo,
I have  Dell Latitude E6440, Windows 7 64 bit and i'm getting the error "PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable" during startup.
I have tried to check BIOS and i only have DVD Drive and Onboard NIC listed meaning the HDD is not being detected. Also tried starting up the laptop in safe mode and the results are the same.
Please assist in sending a Dell Engineer to come and look at the devise. We are based in Dubai and the Warranty is still valid with NBD support plan.
Best Regards,
Steve

A:PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable

Hallo,
I have also run diagnostics and i get the message "Hard Drive - Not Installed" meaning it is clearly an issue with the Hard Drive. Either a connection issue or a physical issue within the hard drive.
Please help in resolving this.
Best Regards,
Steve

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I just opened the box to set up a new (to me) IBM NetVista P4 computer. This is an off lease machine which I bought from a local distributor, from whom I have bought machines before.

First startup, I get the following message:

Intel Base-code, PXE-2.1 (build 083)
PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel boot agent
1962: No operating system found

So, I switched the cable that feeds the C: drive, same result.

I went into the BIOS and the Hard drive is shown as installed.

This unit was supposed to be delivered with XP PRO installed. I have an XP PRO CD, but I don't know how to get past the above error,

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Media test failure, check cable

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Laptop was working fine when it suddenly froze and shutdown. I restarted and this error came up:

PXE-e61: media test failure. check cable
PXE-m0f: exiting intel boot agent.

then transitions to blue popup listing boot options. selecting any of them does nothing

Here are the procedures I followed to remedy the problem:
Went into BIOS and checked boot priority. Set ODD first then HDD. Disabled LAN boot. Restart system; PXE error gone. Displays blue popup window listing boot options.
Reseated hard drive. No change.

My guess is hard drive dead? I have an Intel SSD btw.

Any assistance greatly appreciated. I will be monitoring this thread closely. Thank you.

A:Media test failure. Check cable

Consider checking your SATA cable first and make sure that it's working fine. Alternatively, you can also unplugg your hard drive and connect it externally in different computer to ensure weather it's working or not.

P.S. You can also make your SSD as your primary boot device, by installing a fresh copy of Windows. You can test the health status of your hard drive in this way too.

Post your results after trying the steps!!

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Hallo,
I have a Dell Latitude E6440 , i5, Windows 7 64 bit laptop.
I'm trying to startup it up and i get the message "PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable".
When i check BIOS, i only have CD and NIC listed with no HDD, meaning the HDD is not detected. I do not want to open up the laptop and check the connections because this may make the Warranty invalid.
Please assist in sending an Engineer to have a look at it. Our Offices are based in Dubai.
Best Regards,
Steve

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Hello everyone
i hope someone is able to help me out with this. I have a Dell 3521 and I changed the motherboard and when I started the computer, i got the
PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F : EXITING PXE ROM
NO BOOT DEVICE FOUND. PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT.

I press any key and the dell logo pops up and then it goes back to the same message. I bought a new hard drive and it tells me the same thing. I just bought the computer about 6 months ago and it has windows 8. I already tried installing the windows 8 cd but it doesnt let me boot it. Please help.
rgds
 

A:Pxe-e61:media test failure, check cable

This laptop is only 6 mos old and the mobo failed?
The OS is tied to the original mobo.

Why don't you get an rma?

You can also go to their site -- http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-15-3521/drivers

I wouldn't fool around with it, but it's your choice.
 

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running a Dell Inspiron 1501. On start, get a black screen/white letters with the message: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. Where do I go from here and how do I get there? Any key I press produces a beep.
 

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

Do you get in Windows, or is it at bootup?
 

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ive been having this problem close to a month now. i tryed restoring computer to factory defaults same issue, i got a new hard drive same issue. i have an gateway gm5478

the computer wont boot up. it stops on this screen

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

all black and white text. help? what can cause this issue?

ive read this http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000706.htm and www.computerhoApe.com/issues/ch000229.htm and it didnt help i restored the bios settings to default, new hard drive. same issue.

similar problem to this thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1047177-media-test-failure-check-cable.html
 

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Hello guyz, ....I have big problem on my SSD ....I had just tried to clean setup on my new WD SSD 250 Gb using with the Windows 10 related link (windows 10 download) on my flash disc. First, I formalized usb(Toshiba 8 Gb) and uploaded the files which I downloaded from [windows 10 download], turned off pc, then pluged into may laptop. Then entered the BIOS and started the boot. When I leveled up which disk you want to install sector, I selected the SSD(before this boot process I have already formalized the SSD selecting "GPT") and an error was showed like thing: Can not allocated the new partition, please consult the Windows ...... Consequently, ? can show my SSD on BIOS, but another error is occured: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, PXE- MOF: Exiting PXE Room. I need help.... (Lenovo Z570 i7 2670 QM CPU @2.20 Ghz 6Gb DDR3 [?ntel Mobile Express Chipset AHCI Controller-ACPI x64]. target=_blanktarget=_blankReply target=_blank target=_blankDelete

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I have just completed my first build. I keep getting a "e61 media test failure, check cable" error message trying to install Windows 7 from my disk.
 

A:e61 media test failure, check cable

could be a loose chip on mobo and or faulty loose connection so i would re check them all
 

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Hi,
I have an older gateway 731OS computer. When I turned it on it went to a black screen with the following message.
 
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.
 
I have gone into the system configuration by tapping <F2>   Going to the Enter system setup and opening the Boot list.  using arrows scrolling down to Boot Device Priority and stopping on the 2nd one down which sats <Hard Disk Drive>  Save the changes with an F10 click and exiting.    But it still down't let my system boot up.  It keeps going back to the black page and saying >
 
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.
 
Any ideas as to what I can do to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you,
Laurie / LLPUL58
 
 

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

The PXE error is because the computer is trying to boot from the Network (because it cannot find the hard drive).  This error, sorry to say, indicates a hard drive failure.
 
Edit: I do not know if this is a laptop or desktop. The only option I can see is to disconnect and attach any cables to the drive if a desktop and to remove and re-attach the hard drive if a laptop.

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Hi, I'd love some help on this before I pull out the rest of my hair... I was watching a movie on Netflix, stopped to go out and closed my laptop (HP Pavillion dv100 with Windows 7) so it would sleep till I got back from the store. Unfortunately, it tried but it said it couldn't "come out of hibernation" so I said OK to restarting it. But then it kept making funny noises with the DVD drive so I took out the DVD movie. [I'd left it in there for a couple of weeks cuz the DVD &/or WMD also wasn't working and I'd been working on installing an updated driver for my video card but I wasn't getting anywhere.] Once it was DVD-less it tried to restart, but it got to the B & W Intel screen and then tried but failed to open Windows 7 and then it flashed the following error message (and has ever since):

Intel Undi, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
copyright 1997 - 2000 Intel Corp

For Realtek RTLB 139(x)/8130/810x
PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13(020326)

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

I saw that my Xfinity Router did not have the Wifi light lit on so I called Comcast & they say the cables working fine but that for a lot of money they will get rid of the virus they say I have. But I don't think I have a virus, do I? What can I do to get on my pc?
 

A:media test failure, check cable

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What is this, i started to play a song in itunes before this happened and then the song just started skipping repeating the last note before the error. So i restarted my leader laptop and this error comes up on a black screen
for realtek RTL8110SC gigabit ethernet controller v1.55 (060328)
pxe-e61 : media test failure, check cable
pxe - m0f : exiting pxe rom.

Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.


I had this problem before but i was running vista to fix i just did a full system restore and i didnt lose any files. But i am now running windows 7 and i do not get an optionto restore or anything. I can't afford to lose my hard drive.

HELP HELP HELP HELP

A:pxe-e61 :media test failure, check cable???

Please run System Repair from the Windows 7 installation disk: Startup Repair

If you've had this issue before, I'd have to wonder about the condition of your hard drive. Please run one of these free, bootable diagnostics: HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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M83 i5-4670, 16gb, and WD 1TB About 4 months ago My M83 was shutting down occasionally and I bought a replacement, transferred files, etc.I attempted to clear personal data but managed to erase all and couldn't get it to boot up at all. Now several months later I'm tring to revive it with "Recover Disk" and "Win 7 Install disk" without success. I have tried several methods including tapping and holding: Esc, F8, F10, F12, to boot to bios but all resulted with a blank screen NO beeps. Starting without keyboard connected loads Two Beeps and then American Megatrends logo and PC info (i5, memory, etc and Error 0211: Keyboard not found)Next screen I get this message:Intel boot Agent GE v1.5.50 and  "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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I have a compaq pressario 2200, windows xp. When i cut it on I got a blinking message: media test failure, check cable.
What cable? Does this mean my connection to the electrical outlet?
What should I do???
 

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Let me give you the quick version of my problems with my latptop:

I recently bought a new MSI GX620 and it was working fine until I wanted to install a program and it told me my hard drive was full. I found out it was my C: drive and I tried to partition my hard drive with Partition Magic which made my D: drive disappear. Then, I used the recovery disks that MSI sent with the laptop to restore to defaults. A message would pop up telling me that it was installing something and needed to reboot to finish it, but every time it would reboot it would display the same message and reboot. After dealing with that I partitioned my hard drive again to have one big C: drive and now, whenever I try to turn on my computer, I get a message...well a big one. It says:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F:Exiting PXE ROM.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key...

What is happening? How do I fix this?

PS:My OS is Vista
 

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hi all..

so here i come to you with my prob..
i have a HP laptop and when i run it it gaves me an error of

Argon PXE Boot Agent v2.01 (BIOS Integrated)
(C) Copyright 2002 Argon Technology Corporation
(C) Copyright 2000 3Com Corporation
All right reserved

Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE)
(C) Copyright 1999 Intel Corporation
All right reserved

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
and next message is
system not found

even i decided to format it by windows xp he can't boot by cd rom

i try and try and try but no way, if anyone can help plzzzzzzzz to solve that problem....

thank you
 

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Hi,

My operating system is Windows 7, my model is Dell Inspiron N5110.

I ran a Disk Cleanup where I selected all options to delete after reading an article claiming that all of the options were safe to delete. Shortly after my screen began freezing occasionally for only seconds at a time. I attempted to delete Daemon Tools Lite at which point the screen froze and ctrl + alt + del came to no avail. At this point I switched my laptop off manually and on attempting to reboot was presented with the message:

PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE - MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. ("same screen")

Firstly I attempted starting in Safe Mode. This just took me back to the same screen. Next I tried Launch Startup Repair. This took me to a screen saying what stage of the repair it was in. This completed through all three stages and then took me right back to the same screen. Next I tried Last Known good condition or whatever it is. This also brought me back to the same screen. I have tried resetting the Boot Priority in Setup to Hard Drive and this makes no difference apart from to the speed of operation.

Please help!!

Thanks
 

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

Run Startup Repair again, sometimes you have to run it several times for it to work.

Which screen does it keep going back to, the Safe Mode one or the PXE one ?
 

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My computer is Toshiba 1805-S204 I have windows XPThe Problem: Last night my computer was working fine....I had updated windows critical updates like I always do periodically. It prompted me to restart my computer. It was late so I hit restart then went to bed. I woke up to find this message: Intel® Boot Agent Version 4.0.18Copyright © 1997-2001, Intel CorporationPXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM.Insert system disk in drive.Pres any key when ready....I am assuming it means to insert my boot disk but I haven't tried yet because I am PRAYING there's another way around this problem because I REALLY don't want to lose everything. I have some things on back up but the majority isn't. Please let me know if there is anything else i can try first before wiping out my memory I don't know what caused this but i'm at loss of what to do... I tried calling toshiba, they were useless since my warranty has expired

A:Media test failure, check cable

insert your boot disk and let it do its thing. It will probably repair the corrupted files.

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I have currently a Seagate 500gig, quite sure it's a sata drive since it uses a sata cable.
Every time a boot up it gives me a error message and at the end says that there has been a issue detected with my HDD. Even though I've continued to make use of that drive for a full year without any problems.

So I got myself a upgrade, a 1TB drive compared to the Seagate it's thicker and has a extra 8 point plug.
Being the clueless as I am, I just replaced my Seagate with the 1TB by taking out the power plug and the data plug from the Seagate and then putting it in my 1TB.
Thus at this stage it's the only drive plugged into my PC.
I know it's best to give new drives a format via dos before installing Windows, not sure how to do that though.
Then I took an original Windows 7 64bit disk that I know for certain works and put it into my DVD rom and was going to press enter when if it asked for the bootable disk. But for some odd reason it didn't pick it up.
I didn't think much about it so I ejected the disk and put it in again.
This time it started the Windows installation but it took rather long with the "loading of Windows files"
Eventually it asked about language and then it queried me about the CD/DVD and usb drivers. It asked me to insert a disk to install those drivers.

I didn't know what to do so I gave it yet another restart but it never got as far as loading Windows files again. It kept on asking for bootable device, I pressed ... Read more

A:Media test failure, check cable

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. I know you say
Then I took an original Windows 7 64bit disk Click to expand...

original, but do you mean a Microsoft installation DVD
OR a copied disc
If it is a copied disc this message regarding CD/DVD drivers can be caused if the disc was burnt at too faster speed for your DVD drive to read it.

3. The later message
Media test failure, check cable" error when trying to boot from the Windows Disk.

Click to expand...

means the system is trying to boot from a network device and not from the DVD
usually caused by the boot device priority, either in BIOS or on the one time select boot device on the post screen being a network device eg via the network cable

4. The first test is for you to see if the new 1TB drive is recognised in the BIOS when connected

5. The message re CD/DVD drivers, in addition to the disc problem, can also be caused by the DVD not seeing the new drive, so that is why you need to check if it is recognised in BIOS. Or it can be caused by the DVD drive itself not being able to recognise the files on the DVD

6. Re the usb drive installation there is no possibility of breaking the flash pen.
I presume you know that you cannot simply copy the DVD to the flash pen
You use this procedure
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2432-usb-windows-7-installation-key-drive-create.html

That does not require you to BOOT from the windows DVD it simply requires that you can open it

7. The alternative is to clone the old dri... Read more

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Hello all, I'm at my wits end. I need some serious help with my laptop. I'll cut to chase.

Laptop was working fine when it suddenly froze and shutdown. I restarted and this error came up:

PXE-e61: media test failure. check cable
PXE-m0f: exiting intel boot agent.

then transitions to blue popup listing boot options. selecting any of them does nothing

Here are the procedures I followed to remedy the problem:
took out hard drive and put it back in. didn't fix anything.
went into BIOS and check boot order priority. Set ODD first, then HDD. And disabled lan boot. reboot computer; PXE message gone, black screen, then blue popup window displaying boot options.
Any assistance greatly appreciated. I will be monitoring this thread closely. Thank you.
 

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After purchasind a new hard drive, it wasn't the problem. I'm pretty sure I have some setting wrong in BIOS. I tried to set it to default settings, but no luck. Everytime I try to boot up it reads Media test Failure, check cable. Does anybody know how I can fix this? I've been going crazy for a week trying to fix my laptop and just discovered this error.

A:Media test Failure, check cable

Hi can you post the make and model of your computer,in the meantime there is some info here http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000229.htm#02

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Alright so, last night I left my desktop on while my phone was plugged in - it went to sleep mode and when I woke up I unplugged my phone. It had not charged at all and died upon unplugging it. My computer screen also froze. Now when I try to start up my computer I get two different kinds of errors: A Disk Failed to Load error which requests I put in installation disks and hit enter and a Media Test Failure telling me to check cables.

I tried doing the first one like it said. When it came to installing, there was no driver for me to select to install to.

I tried to fix the second one, and it was fine. No loose cables, everything is responsive.

I have spent hours looking up various possible fixes and trying to determine the problem.

I cannot get into windows, I don't get past the Nvidia boost agent. I checked the boot order - it was fine. I messed with some settings like the boot order to no avail. I even drained capacitors and restarted the WHOLE system with no luck. The driver is recognized in BIOS but it gives me a 'Disk Failed to Load, insert installation disk and hit enter' error.

My theory after all this is that the computer tried to wake up using my phone as a drive. If I plug my phone in and start the pc up I can see it in BIOS too and even try to start it from there but nothing happens. It goes to a booting screen with the white flashing underscore and nothing happens.

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A:Media Test Failure: Check Cable

  
Quote: Originally Posted by KittyKatBar


Alright so, last night I left my desktop on while my phone was plugged in - it went to sleep mode and when I woke up I unplugged my phone. It had not charged at all and died upon unplugging it. My computer screen also froze. Now when I try to start up my computer I get two different kinds of errors: A Disk Failed to Load error which requests I put in installation disks and hit enter and a Media Test Failure telling me to check cables.

I tried doing the first one like it said. When it came to installing, there was no driver for me to select to install to.

I tried to fix the second one, and it was fine. No loose cables, everything is responsive.

I have spent hours looking up various possible fixes and trying to determine the problem.

I cannot get into windows, I don't get past the Nvidia boost agent. I checked the boot order - it was fine. I messed with some settings like the boot order to no avail. I even drained capacitors and restarted the WHOLE system with no luck. The driver is recognized in BIOS but it gives me a 'Disk Failed to Load, insert installation disk and hit enter' error.

My theory after all this is that the computer tried to wake up using my phone as a drive. If I plug my phone in and start the pc up I can see it in BIOS too and even try to start it from there but nothing happens. It goes to a booting screen with the white flashing underscore and nothing happens.

I am... Read more

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Hi
 
My daughter's Dell Studio 1558 laptop running Windows 7, won't start.
 
We get as far as a screen with the message:
 
PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, check cable
 
PXE-MOF : Exiting PXE ROM
 
Operating System not found
 
I tried pressing F12 at start-up and running diagnostics, but after running for a few minutes, the screen just goes blank.
 
I can remove the hard drive and using an external cradle, am able to access it on the desktop PC I'm typing on now, so the HD is accessible.
 
Any suggestions on how to get the laptop running again will be gratefully received!  
 
Thanks
 
 

A:PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, check cable - help please?

This error can be caused by a bad CMOS battery. If a new CMOS battery is installed, reset the BIOS to defaults. If this does not solve the problem and the hard drive is accessible on another computer, it could be motherboard related.

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While transportation, probably my Harddisk must have moved or something, now I cant access it.
I have a Western Digital 1TB HD, and a Western Digital 500 GB HD.
Here's an image explaining whats going on! Can anyone help me with this?

 

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

The message




pxe-61: media failureClick to expand...

is telling you that

the CD has nothing mounted which is bootable
the HD has nothing that is bootable
so it tries to boot using the NIC interface and it too has failed
You need to investigate the MBR and the C:\ partition for validity
 

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Hi.
I work in it dept at my company. We ordered a new hard disk drive for one of our TravelMate 6593 and it is my task to lay a clean image and prepare the unit to be deployed. We store our images on an external drive and the image I used was captured a year ago using Ghost 15.0.

After using the Symantec Recover Disk to Recover My Computer (everything went smooth during recovery) I removed the disk, disconnected the external drive, and rebooted the machine.

I went in to BIOS and reset boot order.

When the machine restarted it gave me this error:

Intel (R) Boot Agent CE v1.3.00
Copyright (c) 1997-2008, Intel Corporation

Intel (R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 086)
Copyright (c) 1997-2007, Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Operating System not found.

I have never had this happen before. I must admit though that I have always used Acronis.

Did I do something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test failure, check cable

Ok...so apparently I am going to answer my own question. Network Boot was enabled in BIOS, duh. So I disabled and restarted. Which it then promptly informed me that an OS was not found. I inserted my WIN7 disk and it is repairing the startup. I am hoping this works. As I type this it is still in process.
 

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Hi everyone, I have my x230 for 3.5 years now. A few weeks ago I found that my laptop didn't start but after 10-15 attempt of pressing the power button, it powered up.The black screen with the following messages were displayed. PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F : Exiting Intel Boot Agent. A few second it proceed to a blue page with following messages. ATA HDD0 : Hitachi HTS725050A7E630PCI LAN : IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1381 After that I've decided to pressed power button to shut it down and tried to start it again. It started up and worked just fine. Yesterday, similar symptom happened again. I've performed hardware scan using Lenovo Solution Center and found this code on WHD01V000-WLQVRM hard drive section. Can this confirm the malfunction of my hard drive ?   or it could be something else  Please help. Thank you very much in advance

























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Windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 2
emachine T2984
Intel Celeron 2.93 GHz
Two hard drives connected (80G and 70G)


Trying to reformat this computer to vista for a friend but every time I enter the boot menu I get "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable". I've looked around online for a solution but nothing has helped me so far except to tell me it's an error concerning the hard drive. The computer works fine when booted normally. I've also tried entering the boot menu with each individual hard drive (with only 1 hard drive plugged in) but the same error came up both times. As far as the boot disc is concerned, i'm fairly sure it works as I used it not too long ago to reformat. Also when i entered the bios i didn't see anything concerning the hard drive but i might have just overlooked it or was looking in the wrong place.

Any suggestions?

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Greetings all,

I'm trying to repair an old work computer (Gateway E Series, I believe the model number is MFATXPNT ESX E400) for a friend and I've run into the error message:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM

I've unplugged the hard drive and reinserted, cleaned the inside(lots of dust buildup). I currently don't have the Windows XP install disk. Any suggestions would be awesome. I'm don't have very much knowledge on the workings of the computer, like telling if it is reading the hard drive or not so detailed suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, I don't have any network cables plugged into the computer and nothing is in the CD-Rom drive or the floppy disk drive.

Thanks!
 

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basically I few weeks ago my laptop got Dropped.

and ever since then this error has Popped up.
''media test failure check cable''

then a few seconds later the laptop start's up.

but today when i turned my laptop on it said
''PXE-E61 : media test failure check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting PXE ROM. ''

Then it would stay on that screen and not load up.

I have read some topics about this on the internet and some are saying that your hard drive is Basically broke. and other say you can try a repair disk.

I have Alot of Important File on there which accumulates to 3 years Work and Some Other important Documents. if there anyway of Getting the Files onto an External hard drive or anything?

A:Media Test failure, check cable; Exiting PXE ROM

That error message is typical of a failed or failing hard drive and the fact that the laptop had a recent fall tends to confirm this. The BIOS attempts to boot from the hard disk which fails and then tries the next device in line which is often the network. Since booting from the network is possible only under very specific conditions this too fails. Lacking another boot device it then issues the message and gives up the boot.

You should have done a backup immediately after the incident. Actually you should always have a backup of important files. If the files are of particular importance (as yours appear to be) they need 2 or more backup copies. Having a single copy of important files is asking for trouble.

Others can give advice on data recovery, if it is possible. Nothing is certain with data recovery.

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