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thinkpad T530: "media test failure, check cable" on boot

Q: thinkpad T530: "media test failure, check cable" on boot

Hi all,I get this error trying to boot my thinkpad. What can I do? I read that I could solve this issue updating the firmware of my HD, but I do not know the procedure (also I do not even know what HD it mounts) may someone help me? thanks a lotmichele

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Preferred Solution: thinkpad T530: "media test failure, check cable" on boot

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I've been getting the PXE-E61 "Media test failure. Check cable" problem for a while now. I bypassed the problem by installing Ubuntu through a flash drive. With ubuntu installed the computer runs ok, but now I'd like to get Windows 10. There's a few problems.  1. My flash drives doesn't work anymore with the comp. It can't seem to finish copying files so it can't copy the windows 10 flash drive installer.  2. I thought the problem might be my hard drive. I bought a new hard drive and it fit fine, but now I get the PXE-E61 error again. Maybe it's because there's no OS on the new drive. I could really use some advice. It seems like I need to fix my comp before I can figure out how to install Windows 10.

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Hello, i am facing the trouble with my ThinkPad X120e. I have got it without HDD. The vendor claims that the machine has verified functionality and is tested. So i bought HDD separetaly and i wanted to install OS. I tried to enter the BIOS to set up the boot order but there is some sort of failure. The result is that I CAN'T ENTER THE BIOS MENU or even to boot order.I have tried many key combinations to call up BIOS menu but without any success. If i hit on the "Esc" button right after switching on my X120e it seems that everything will go fine - there is a message "Entering BIOS Setup Utility" (pi. 1). But right after there is a first black screen (pic. 2) announcing me the list of crucial notebook components (the HDD is in this list, it means my X120e sees him). The following black screen (pic. 3) give me this error:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE-ROMAfter this error screen comes last screen (pic. 4) announcing me that "Operating System not found". And that's all.I have tried to enter the BIOS with and without my new (blank) HDD installed but the result is the same: impossibility to call up BIOS menu.I have found that the PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) is a boot environment that Intel created. The PXE allows a workstation to boot up by using a network interface before it boots the operating system from the local storage devices such as the hard disk.I do not know what it is about, if i can skip over this preboot enviroment (how?) or i... Read more

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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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help me i have problem with booting it say
PXE-E61: Media test Failure,check cable
PXE-M0F:Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
what should i do?

A:say PXE-E61: Media test Failure,check cable PXE-M0F:Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM no boot

and welcome to the Forum

That is usually an indication that the hard drive has failed and it is searching for an alternative boot device . .

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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Toshiba Satellite P15-S479 hard drive crashed with mechanical failure.

Purchased a new hard drive and installed, but when trying to boot to Windows XP CD it continues to error out with:

For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

I know this means its trying to boot to a network and does not see a network cable plugged in, so I disabled the "Network Boot" option in Bios and again tried to boot to CD but it continues to provide the same "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" error message.

I then tried to disable all devices except for the CD/DVD drive, but still get the same error message.

I would really appreciate someones help, I have been fighting this for 2 weeks!

By the way, I posted on another similar thread with no responses.

Thanks

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This is the error message on my HP zd7380US Laptop at boot. Funny noise from hard drive. Get blue screen, will not boot.

What do I do?? Help, one and all!

A:Laptop Boot Error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

This is the system trying to boot from a network - which usually comes in the order after the hard drive (which would indicate problems with your hard drive).

Try running a bootable hard drive diagnostic from here: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

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I have Windows 8 64-bit Acer Aspire V5-431-4899. I recently updated it to Windows 8.1. A couple days ago I began looking up how to dual boot my system with windows 7 as well. Well let just say i never got that far. I began looking into creating additional partitions. After I felt comfortable with it I downloaded a partitioning program so that I to try and allocate more space than the built in disk manager would allow. When I performed a system restart for the settings to take affect the partitioning program started before windows as I read it should and then an error message appeared saying something along the lines of error loading needed partition. I restarted my pc and tried using a re-installation disk for windows 8. the rep[airs failed as they also gave a partition error. I asked a friend who took computer classes about the problem and he recommended deleting partitions and starting over. I tried this. Unfortunately when i did so and created a new partition and tried re-installing windows it said that the partitions are in the wrong format. I attempted changing my systems boot settings as well as wether to boot legacy so i could easily continue doing so. After trying a few different things my pc still boots and legacy however none of the keys to acess boot or bio options work. they beep as they did before but i get the "pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable" message the only time it will go past this is if i have a disk in the disk drive but as i said earlie... Read more

A:Can't Access Boot Setup Menu And Get pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable Message

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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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First congrats on an excellent forum and helpful members. I have used the info this site loads of times before reading past threads and until now have never needed to post...

So here goes.
I have just installed a fresh (not new) hard drive in my system which is;
Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo P5600
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2GB Ram
160GB SATA Hard drive
XP Pro SP3

The drive had XP already installed but was configured for an Athlon Dual Core system so i did a clean install. Deleted all partitions then created a new partition with NTFS file system (the slow method to check for disk errors)

Then i installed XP pro Sp2 all done from Fujitsu operating system recovery CD.
All went flawlessly and was working great.
Next day i went to boot and the splash screen came up with Fujitsu Siemens on it and the F2 or F12 options and the blue progress meter. The progress meter got to half way and then hung for about 2 mins and a black screen came up with a load of writing on and the message;

pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
operating system not found

I did read a thread on techguy about this but it didnt solve my problem and my symptoms are quite different.

If when i see the splash screen i immediately press F2 to go to bios setup i can enter setup and view all settings. The HD is present and boot priority set to Hard drive. I then exit without saving or changing anything and it boots into windows and works fine.

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A:Boot error - pxe-e61: media test failure check cable - operating system not found

were getting the same thing on my sisters Fujitsu lifebook, i kinda think it looks like the reference is to trying to boot from the lan when the cd or hdd isnt available, (maybe because of hw issues,like controller?) will check with their tech support to confirm and update here...
 

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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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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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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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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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]. 

Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I'm trying to boot my laptop off a linux ISO disc that I just burned, so I can install the ISO. I've done this successfully several times on that laptop. The last time was about a year and a half ago. I know how to do it. You burn an ISO, stick the disc into the DVD drive, change the boot sequence, and boot off it. It's easy. Except this time, I'm getting an error message which says:

PXE-E61 media test failure check cable

It will not boot off the DVD drive.

I googled for answers and found this video:

which doesn't help because my BIOS isn't the same. He's got options I don't have.

Other answers I found said to change the boot sequence in BIOS. That's an obvious answer that I already knew. I did so, but it still won't boot off the DVD.

The DVD shows up in its folder. I can also stick in a music or video CD/DVD, and they work perfectly. The light is on on the drive. There is nothing wrong with the drive, so why am I getting this error and how do you fix it?
 

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Hello,

My computer a hp pavilion ze4900 will not start up, just today it started giving me errors. I am no computer genius but I know that I need help. I am in Thailand right now and that computer is my life-line home so I would really appreciate any help I can get to fix it, or even if it is possible to get my pictures off it. I saw that someone else on here had the same problem, but they had windows...which makes a difference?

Here is exactly what comes up on the screen. I have Linux, I forget the version (my brother put it on) but I will get that information for you.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

Thank you so much,
Hannah
 

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hello,
when i start my computer, i see this message:
"This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:US6,570,884 US6,115,776 and US6,327,625Realtek PCIe Family Controller Series V2.61 (01/07/2015)PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: EXITING PXE ROM"
after that, the screen shut down and the pc reboot and the message appear.. this operation take time and does'nt stop
bootable keys don't working
same for the bios key
 
i tried to start my pc without any hardrive and the same thing is happening.. but my hardrive works very well in another pc..
i need help please.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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