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Question: media test failure check check cables.

i have a panasonic toughbook cf 53 running windows 7 pro.my computer works fine. when i turn the computer on it states that there is a media test failure check cables. the only thing that is not working on my computer is the sound. i have checked the control panel and the settings, nothing is muted. im confused why the sound will not turn on. i pressed fn f4 to mute the volume and now it seems to be stuck on mute? any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks, jason

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Answer: media test failure check check cables.

Check in Device Manager. Are there any yellow exclamation points?You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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

I approached this problem as something minor being that this isn't really an error message.

Anyway..

I already read Johnniex2's post on the issue. However my situation is different.

The first thing I did was went into BIOS and changed boot sequence.
It is as listed: Hard Drive, CD/ROM, Removeable, Network. I know this is correct.

So I opened up my laptop, Toshiba Satellite P35, and removed HDD and left it out for 20 minutes and even blew off any excess dust, etc. Reinserted HDD still same problem.

So I insert the Toshiba Recovery CD. Starts up fine then ask if I want to continue, press "C", to abort press "A". I press C. And it just stays at that screen. Cursor still blinks so its not frozen, I don't think?

Another thing, when in BIOS, under Main tab the Hard Disk has None next to it. I'm getting close to just building my own laptop.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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I just built a new computer, but every time I turn it on it tells me that there is a media test failure, check all cables. None of the components have ever been used so the systems clean. I am running my hardrive into in ata port, i say this because i think it may be the problem. Nothing has ever been loaded onto this computer. I can get into BIOS and it recognizes all the hardware I installed and I have tried to boot it with the driver disk and windows xp. If you are able to troubleshoot this for me I will send you $10 via mail, I'll really do it because I really want to get this to work. My AIM is jrmints222, please help.

Answer:Media Test Failure, check all cables... ARGG!!

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Hello,

hope i can help with this problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660D laptop which i bought it in 2011 and it recently started to act up, every time i try to switch it on it tells me

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series V2.38 (12/24/10)
PXE- E61: media test failure,check cable,
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
Operating system not found

This problem started when i was trying to install news operating system (Win 7 32 bit) on my windows partition hard drive, this instillation was successful and i even able to create a user profile after installation,

However as soon as i logged in the computer told me it wants to restart to verify my windows and it did so automatically and since then it never reboot and tells me this error of media test failure.

I have checked my hard drive if it is still working by connecting it as an external on another computer and its still fine with everything still there, i have removed it and reinserted it a couple of times but still the media test failure still occur, i even tried to change the booting sequence several time including default settings but still the problem persists.

I have two laptops of the same type and both of them give me the same problems, i have run out of ideas on how to deal with this problem any help will be highly appreciated.

thanks

Answer:Satellite C660D - Media Failure PXE- E61: media test failure,check cable

Hi
This message means that system has not been found on the HDD and the next booting device was LAN. But unit was not able to boot from LAN and therefore this PXE error appeared.

You said that the HDD is OK. Well, what is the status of the HDD within the BIOS?
Is HDD recognized properly in BIOS on the first BIOS page?

In case it is, you should try to reinstall the system once again.
In case the HDD isn?t visible in the BIOS, you should replace it.

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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.
 

Answer: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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Hi All,

I am getting below error message while booting up my Lenovo 3000 C200 laptop.

pxe-e61 : media test failure, check cable
pxe - m0f : exiting pxe rom.
Operating System not found

I tried to change Bios setup, however I found I had set bios setup pwd around 8 yrs back which I have forgotten. Now I can't change the bios setting. However I tried installing new window from CD ROM. Everything went fine until I restarted my new window and the same error pops up at boot up.

Now a strange thing is happening, windows starts if I have the bootable CD in my CD ROM and sometime that too doesn't work and and it goes to new windows setup even when I am not hitting any button.

Please help asap. Thanks in advance.

Answer:PXE-E61 : Media test failure: check

I have a much newer Notebook [about 4 years old] that occasionally shows that error at first startup and turning off the power then trying again has always worked. It most likely is because the Notebook was damaged/dropped and the HDD had to be replaced. I don't use it much but believe the issue is with the HDD controller or physical damage to the motherboard but it otherwise runs Win8.1 just fine.

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it comes on but wont anything load because it just turns to a black screen with a little gray blinkin line top left corner
 

Answer:media test check failure

This usually indicates the computer is attempting to boot from the network because it cannot find the hard drive. Generally this indicates a failed hard drive, unless there were changes made on the computer that would have affected the boot sector (such as trying to install another OS or modifying settings on your hard drive).
 

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Hello guys i need help regarding this error i just ordered my laptop and turned it on it say PXE-E61 Media test failure check cable i dont understand what is wrong with the system as its new i haven't turned it on yet it says this what should i do?should i send it back to lenovo?

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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,I am the owner of a Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837. I have only had it for a little over a year.I got a virus on my computer the other day, which disabled all of my anti-virus software, and the ability to download any new software. This left me no choice but to back up all of my files onto my external hardrive, and restart my system completely. I inserted the recovery CD that came with my computer, choosing to delete all files from my computer, waiting for over an hour for this process, and restarting my computer.When I restarted my computer, the main "Toshiba" screen popped up, and then it took me to a screen that said:"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 build 082)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel CorporationFor Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529)PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom"This repeats over and over again. I have gone to google, searched for answers to my problem, went through about 5 pages with no solutions. I pressed F2 when it first booted up, went to "boot" and the boot order is in the order that everyone tells you to have it in: HDD, CD/DVD, FDD, LAN. Here's a question that I might already know the answer to, but just want your opinions: would removing and reinserting the battery & hard drive help my problem at all?I am currently on my Mom's computer, as I cannot get past the "Media Test failure" error messages, so if you send me any links to software I should do... Read more

Answer:pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

Go to BIOS. Make sure, that the boot order reads: floppy, CD, HDDisable Boot from Network (wording is different on every machine, may say Integrated NIC, Network, PXE-xxxxxxx)

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I'm getting desparate... during boot: Realtek PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller Series v2.26 (090219)PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cablePXE-M0F: Existing PXE ROM8206 - Reboot and Select proper boot deviceor insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key  Have updated BIOS to latest version, didn't workTried changing boot sequence to CD-DVD/HDD/External Device/Network...didn't work either...please help!   

Answer:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable

Trying removing "Network" from the boot sequence.

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The Toshiba TECRA laptop crashed (Pentium M 1700MHz), startup, an error message as follows:
Pre-boot exection environment (pxe) v2.1
(c)copyright 1997-2000 Intel corporation.
PXE - 61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE - MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

In the Bios, "no disk"

Is it just the hard drive that has failed or there may be something else?

Thank you in advance
 

Answer:PXE - 61: Media test failure, check cable

Hi

Try if you can to enter the BIOS and see if it has a reset to default setting? (I would have suggested reseting the BIOS/CMOS by removing the motherboard battery but on laptops this is not that simple as many a time they are hard wired in)

While in the bios check the boot order and see if the HDD is 1st boot device and see if that works, if not and same message then try setting the boot oder to CDROM as 1st boot device and boot to a bootable CD/DVD (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or a Live bootable Linux version like Ubuntu) to test.

Also just in case and if you are ok with PC hardware, unplug the hard drive and then plug it back in as it may have become loose as laptops are notorious for loose connections as they get bashed around more than that of desktops.
 

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Hey,  I just purchased a Lenovo U400 IdeaPad five days ago. It was working just fine, and was more than satisfied with the system. All of a sudden, it wouldn't boot. Showed this error message after the lenovo startup screen "PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable" What exactly is wrong with the system? Is it a hardware/software issue? The boot order is HDD, SSD, CD/DVD and the last on the boot up order's PCI LAN! Help! 













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Answer:PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Problem-with-Stat-Up-Z370/m-p/633573

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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.

Answer: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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Toshiba 2805-s503 computer that I wiped the HDD in order to give to a friend in need who ended up not needing... This was a couple years ago and I put the computer away have not used it since, until today.

So now I am trying to reinstall everything using the recovery cd rom and I get the following error message:

Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 3.0.05
Copyright (C) 1997-2000, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready....

It just loops from there if I press any key.

In ACPI BIOS, I have set:

Memory
Total = 131072KB

Password
not registered

Battery
Battery Save Mode = Full Power

Peripheral
Pointing Devices = Auto Selected
Ext Keyboard "FN" = Disabled
USB Legacy Emulation = Disabled
Parallel Port Mode = ECP
Hard Disk Mode = Enhanced IDE(Normal)

Boot Priority = CD - ROM -> LAN -> HDD -> FDD
Power On Boot Select = Enabled

Display
Power On Display = Auto Selected
LCD Display Stretch = Enabled
TV Type = NTSC(US)

OTHERS
CPU Cache = Enabled
LEvel 2 Cache = Enabled
Processor Serial Number = Disabled
Dynamic CPU Frequency MOde = Dynamically Switchable
Auto Power On = Disabled
Alarm Volume = HIGH
System Beep = Enabled
On the 2nd page of the ACPI BIOS, the following is listed:

Configuration = All devices

I/O Ports
Parallel = LPT1(378H/IRQ7/CH3)

PCI BUS
PCI BUS = IRQ11

PC CARD
Controller Mode = Auto Selected

I am unable to change or alter the following:
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Answer:pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

First thing to do is check the boot order. The message you're getting...




Intel(R) Boot Agent Version 3.0.05
Copyright (C) 1997-2000, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROMClick to expand...

...comes from the PC trying to boot from the network. The "check cable" is referring to the ethernet cable, and doesn't mean 'check the hard drive cable' like many people think. This message just means that the PC is trying to boot from the network, and it can't. Not a big deal. But the fact that this is just looping IS a big deal. If you can't boot to the recovery disc either, then something is definitely not kosher. Is the CD free of scratches and clean? Does the light on the CD drive start flashing when you try to boot to the CD? I would suggest creating another bootable CD and trying to boot to it to determine if the CD is at fault or the CD drive is at fault. A hard drive diagnostic on a bootable CD is a good idea; you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. I suggest the UBCD. It's a bootable CD chock-full of utilities. Very handy.
Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Boot_CD_Basic_d4019.html
You'll need burning software that can burn ISO images. Most burning programs can burn ISOs, but if you're not sure, use one of these:
BurnAtOnce http://www.majorgeeks.com/burnatonce_d3992.html
BurnAware http://www.majorgeeks.com/BurnAware_Free_Edi... Read more

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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.
 

Answer: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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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: US5,307,459, US5,434,872, US5,732,094, US6,570,884, US6,115,776 and US6,327,625Realtex PSIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.29 (06/30/09)Reboot and Select proper Boot deviceor Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press any key

Answer:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure,check cable

means your hard drive is not booting. this could be due to its failure or it lost the master boot recordAnswers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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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.

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Answer: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

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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
 

Answer: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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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.
 

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

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

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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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Answer: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.

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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, need some help desperately! I'm using a Y430 laptop. Did a normal shutdown of my computer, but when I was trying to switch back on, a funny noise came off from the hard drive and a repeated message of this came up:Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v11.0.11Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Broadcom CorporationCopyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel CorporationAll rights reservedPXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: Existing Broadcom PXE ROMI've read of similar problems and tried to change the order in the BIOS with HDD being the top priority, but it didn't change anything. Could someone help me out and give some advice please?Thanks heaps!

Answer:Help! "Media test failure, check cable"

Turn it off in the BIOS (PXE boot).

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HIThe problem is on a notebook and it says this when booting upIntel Undi pxe 2.1 build 082reltek rtl 8101e/8102e pci-eethernet controller v1.09 080602Pxe-e61 : media test failure check cablePxe-m0f : exiting pxe romno bootable device insert boot diskI have tried the boot disk but nothing seems to happen.any ideas would be very welcomeThank You in advance for any information

Answer:pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

click herethe link is one of many that suggest HDD failure...

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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
 

Answer: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 guys, I've just changed my hard drive and when I tried to turn on my T410 laptop, it says "PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable". After which i'm brought to this screen that shows the following: Cannot boot from any device Current boot order and device status1. USB FDD: --> Device not found2. ATAPI CDO: Model HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU1ON - (S2 -> No valid operating system3. USB CD: --> Device not found4. ATA HDDO: Model WDC WD7500BPVX-60JC3T0 - (S -> No valid operating system5. PCI LAN: Model IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1351 -> No valid operating system6. USB HDD: -> Device not found7. ATA HDD1: -> Device not foud Excluded from boot order:ATA HDD2:ATA HDD3:ATAPI CD1:ATAPI CD2:  Does anyone have any solutions to this? Like what should I do to figure out what exactly is the issue here? Any help is much appreciated! Cheers,ChanPH

Answer:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable

<<I've just changed my hard drive>> How did you go about that?

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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!
 

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

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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

Answer: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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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
 
 

Answer: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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I have an Emachines T6212 Desktop computer. I woke up one morning to find this message,

PXE-E61:Media Test Failure Check Cable

I called Emachines/Gateway and they mailed me a restore dvd. It would not read the dvd. I then called them and they said do a system restore, which is not an option for me because there is data on the drive I really would like to recover.

I attempted to use openSUSE to run the computer from the dvd, but once i loaded the linux kernel, the computer froze. Am I dead in the water on this one, or is there some easy solution to this? I do plan to restore the drive once I get the data off of it. I am told it's not uncommon to have to restore Windows XP, but in two years, this is my first issue with this system.

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Media Test Failure Check Cable MSG

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000706.htm




This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a bad boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.Click to expand...


 

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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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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

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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 have samsung laptop giving me this message on boot "media test failure check cable" , I left it for one day and the next day I boot normally and it worked and I can see the hard in the Bios but after some time it stops and I can't see it again and it give this message again , I tried removing the hard and install it again it works for some time only and it fail again  , I am really confused what to do and how to fix the problem ? can anyone  help ??note : before I have this problem I had a blue screen show up that saying error in the ram

Answer:media test failure check cable - plz help

Please give more information?Is this a laptop? You battery may be failing.Is this a Desktop? The CMOS cell may be too old.What Operating system?What brand of computer?

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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.
 

Answer:Media test failure. Check cable

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I just got a brand new, not refurbished hard drive and keep getting these two messages:

PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE-M0F: EXITING PXE ROM

I cannot boot from my XP disk as it just keeps repeating that message every few seconds.

I did the f12 and recognizes the hard drive, and made it restore defaults even thought I've never changed anything from the default.

I've tried moving the jumper cable around and it does make some difference as it won't recognize the HD in one configuration.

The new hard drive is a hitachi ATA/IDE 7200 rpm unit going into an HP laptop.

Any advice as to what I need to do to make this work is appreciated and since this is something I have never done before I would appreciate it if you could be as specific as possible.

Thanks,

John

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

1) Make sure the drive is secure.
2) Disable "Boot from LAN" in the BIOS...this seems to fix it most of the time.

I've seen this error quite a bit w/ PC's that are brought in to where I work.

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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
 

Answer:PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable

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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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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.
 

Answer: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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A friend of mine has been having this problem ever since a family member of hers cleaned out the fan of excess dust and hair which it badly needed.It worked fine for a day and then since then will not boot past the error message in the subject.I reset to default BIOS settings which did not fix or change anything that was happening. I suggested it was a possible HDD problem and she purchased a new one to replace it. This did nothing either and is still experiencing the error. We attempted to do a fresh Windows install as well and it comes up stating that it is having problems detecting an HDD with both the new and the old HDD installed.Unsure what else to do next. We have disassembled the laptop to check all connections and pins, everything seems to be fine. anyone have any ideas?

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

It sounds like it is trying to boot from a network device. Go into bios and make sure the PXE is the last selectable device.

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i have a old computer. when i tried to install windows this message displayed again and again" pxe e61 media test failure check cable" tell me the soluation please

Answer:language and pxe e61 media test failure check

It's trying to boot off a network. Enter the BIOS & correct the boot setting.

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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
 
 

Answer: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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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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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
 

Answer:Media test failure, check cable

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Media Test Failure, Check Cable.....
this is what my laptop tells me when its posting, it still posts but then when im in windows the dvd-rom works when it wants too. Is there anyway of taking the drive out and check the cable or is the rom shot?

It is a Acer Aspire 3610..

Answer:Media Test Failure, Check Cable

update all the firmware and all the latest drivers also try flashing the bios.

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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?

 

Answer: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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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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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

Answer: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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Hi there

i would be most gratefull if some one can help me.
I have just installed a western digital 120 gig hardrive on a toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop on XP. on first boot up it comes up with this media test failure check cable.

It takes a while to boot up into windows then the windows sound comes up around 10 seconds after the desktop loads up. any help on this?

Also the DVD rom drive does not read DVD's only CD's

DVD model is SD-R2412

And is there any way tke make windows load faster and should it have the sound max driver installed or the AC Realtek.

Can someone let me know ASAP thanks syclonus.

Answer:Media test failure check cable - Satellite Pro A10

Hi,

From what i have read on the internet, 'Media test failure, check cable' is usually to do with the boot order. If you go into BIOS (usually F2 or escape when booting up) then check the boot order, you want to set your hard drive to be first.

As for the DVD drive, it could be a couple of things, try downloading the latest drivers/firmware. If you have just put in a new hard drive then it is more than likely you haven't re-installed the drivers for everything yet. If this doesn't work then it is also possible that the DVD pickup head got knocked out of alignment, not much you can do if this is the case.

Hope this helps.

Message was edited by: Default_Uk

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Hi!I was just on my computer (Ideapad u410) when out of no where I got the blue screen and it died. Trying to boot it up now only fails and I get the message "Media test failure, check cable". I can't seem to get back into windows. I'm not the brightest with computers but was wondering what the problem might be and if there was any fix I could try on my end.

Answer:PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable und PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Sorry you're having difficulty.
Please have a look at this thread:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/PXE-E61-Media-Test-failure-Check-cable-...
and try the item in message 4, and also step 2 in message 2, both from neokenchi.
 
Please do post back with what you find.
Regards.

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Hi,

Can anybody please help with the following problem?

I have recently bought an acer 2920, it has a problem with crashing especially when I use windows media player, althougth it has had this problem on other occassions.


firstly an error message will appear which i do not usually have time too read, the the following message then appears:

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v 10.0.8

Broadcom Base Code Pxe-2.1 v 1.0.7

PXE-M0F: exiting broadcom PXE rom

operating system not found

I've google this and come across some solutions on the net including some on this site, but, most of them relate to start up issues, so my main querie is if i should follow the same advice or solve the problem in another way.

(my knowledge of computers pretty much boilds down to ctrl + alt + delete!!!)

Thanks very much,

Robin.

Answer:Media test failure, check cable arrhhhhh!!!!!

hi try downloading the latest driver for your model http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/

edit sorry a little confused by your post are you able to boot your comp to desktop

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Ok I have an acer aspire x1200 desktop and I was burning a dvd a dvd when my computer froze on me so I shut the compter off and tried to restart and now pxe e61 error message keeps poping up. I have tried pulling out the wires from the back of the hard drive and putting them back in, changing the boot sequence, pulling out the cmos battery, disabling the onboard lan, but nothing works keep getting the same message, the computer detects the hard drive and I can hear it run but its like it wont load the os through it or something. I have no clue on what to do or what is wrong please help.

Answer:pxe-e61 media test failure check cable error

Find out the brand of the hdd. Go to there website. Download and run
there diagnostic tool. This will confirm or deny a faulty hdd...

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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?

Answer: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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Hi,
I?ve got an Tecra M2 with following problem.

It doesn't make any difference to click on an Icon, Format a Disk , starting the Internet Explorer or just start to Defrag my HDD.

Absolute coincidental, the Notebook reboots and brings the Failure message : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" ...

But not every time does this Failure message appear.

Does somebody has an Idea ?

Answer:Tecra M2, Media test failure, check cable

I seems to be an insulate contact. Hopefully shake well before use ;)

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Hello there!

My Toshiba Equium L30-149 with model number PSL35E-002002NS is equipped with a HDD MK4032GSX 40GB, Bios V 1.90 and Windows XP HP Home edition.

IT stops during the boot with the text.

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, Operating system not found.

This occurs even if the disk is removed and boot seq. is changed so it should look for the CD/DVD first and even if the power and battery was disconnected for 15 minutes. If the power have been of for 20 hours the DVD-led lights up for ashort while at next boot but not if the power have been off for just some minutes.

Before it died it showed the blue screen a few times with diskerrors in the eventlog and I was able to run /CHKDSK without errors a few times.

Please advice how to reset the Fast Ethernet Controller, I?m not sure that a defective HDD alone can cause the fault.

Thnx in advance
Ben

Answer:Equium L30-149 - PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Hi

I think this is related to HDD fault or to missing OS on the HDD.
Fact is that this PXE message appears ONLY if the notebook tries to boot from LAN.

Means either the LAN has been chosen in BIOS as first boot device or the OS cannot be found on HDD and therefore the BIOS switches to LAN automatically.

So I recommend checking this? in worst case you will need to check if new HDD would solve this?

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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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I am getting the above error when trying to boot. I have tried a new SSD , no better. The drive is at the top of the list, it is clearly recognized but no boot.HELP!!!

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Hi, I've been experiencing this problem for the last two weeks and can't seem to fix it. I've looked around and the last resort option seems to be replacing my harddrive which I want to avoid until I know for sure that's the only way. The problem is that I am still able to load my Windows and access everything but the message where it says media test failure returns if I'm either inactive on the laptop or I shutdown for a few hours. I tried these various ways:Changing the boot order to defaultPutting the network(Lan) thingy to 6th priorityReinstalled my entire system(Did not work)Take out the battery and unplug the cord. Then holding on power button for 40-60 seconds. (After a few attempts, this seems to be the method to temporary fixing the problem.) So if anyone knows or experienced a similar problem on this laptop, I'd appreciate any solutions

Answer:PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable(Ideapad...

hi Epochness,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
When the computer boots up, it undergoes a series of hardware detection, driver identification and code execution. Ideally, if the system is set to boot from the HDD, the system checks first if an HDD is present (in the BIOS and during POST). if the system detects the HDD, it will then read the boot sector where it boots the Windows. The "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable" error that your getting happens when the system doesn't detect the HDD (or any bootable media) and then boots into the network.
 
If the issue is intermittent, the problem may lie on the HDD or the connection of the HDD to the motherboard.
 
Things that you can try:
1. Verify the integrity of the HDD by running an error scan (i.e. using HD Tune).
2. Reseat the HDD
 
If the problem remains, I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue.
 
 
Regards

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I have been getting this constant error to where after my lenovo splash screen dissapears, this thing called a PXE ROM error occurs.  I am fairly certain I have done anything in my power to fix this issue. Ive changed my boot order to where my HDD is first (its also detected in my BIOS), ive changed my boot mode to every possible combination. Usually when UEFI is enabled, it gives me a whole other error where it checks media, then says I have no bootable device. I have also changed my hard drive to see if it hopefully fixes the problem, but to my dismay, it did not.

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So guys the laptop just shut down while I was working and then I started getting the message.[quote]pxe-e61 media test failure check cable pxe-m0f exiting broadcom pxe rom[/quote]After googling the error I checked the hard drive by conecting it to my desktop and saw it was dead.Today I got a new hdd, I put it in the metal casing, connect it, but still the same error message persists.I tried reseting bios settings, also changing the boot order but that didn't do anything.Anyone got an idea what should I do next?













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Answer:G550 PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

hi celahudini,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
When you connected the new HDD into the G550, were you able to see it in the BIOS?
  - Sample image
 
If the HDD is detected in the BIOS, since the new HDD is blank, were you able to reload the recovery disc or install a fresh copy of Windows?
 
In addition, the PXE error could also occur if you have the LAN set as a first boot device. Try changing the boot priority in the BIOS to see the HDD first and observe.
  - Sample image
 
 
Let me knoiw how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hello

I got a Satellite A30-064 as present. The guy who gave it to me said its broken. I checked the forum for error boot message:

+PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM+

I can boot into BIOS, changed the HDD. Both old or new one are correctly recognized in the BIOS. Boot order is correct (not from LAN).

Do I need to give it to recycling station? I don't know want went wrong, it seems to me the error thats left is on the motherboard. Could it be a "oops, I spilled my coffee over the keyboard" machine?

Has anyone managed to get rid of a similar problem?

Answer:Satellite A30 - PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Usually this error message appears because the notebook tries to boot from LAN because it doesn?t recognize other bootable devices like HDD or ODD.

Usually if the HDD would be recognized then this PXE-E61 message would not appears.

What happens if you insert a bootable CD and press the ?C? button immediately after notebook starting?
The C button should enable the booting from ODD.

Please check this!

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EDIT: Never mind. It's hard to explain, but when I was unscrewing the laptop the bottom part was disconnected from the top part by one little notch on the front/bottom of the computer. I thought it was to hold it in place, so I ignored it. Once I reconnected it the laptop worked fine, no problems.

Hello, I have a Compaq Presario V2000. It had a problem with overheating, so my dad and I took it to best buy and they told us there was too much dust on the fan. We decided to fix it ourselves. big mistake.

After unscrewing the laptop to reveal the fan we vacuumed all the dust. During that time though, we accidentally unplugged a certain cable/wire thing. I dunno what it is, but it connected to this card which says MAIN and next to it says AUX. So we spent like half an hour trying to replug it, which I think we did. Anyways now we tried to reboot the laptop.

It loads up the Compaq logo for a split second then gives the message, "Media test failure, check cable," and would repeatedly show it until I turn the laptop off. I searched around the internet and it says to go to the bios. But I can't! I tried every possible key on the logo and it just goes to the error message. The only thing that happens is when I press F4 and it says "Please wait" on the lower left corner, but it still gives me the error message. I even tried removing the hard drive, same problem.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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I have been use my laptop and begin to black screen and specify media test failure, check cable (PXE-E61) and Exiting PXE ROM (PXE-M0F). I try some of the solutions you have on the page but someones I don't understand. Please help me. I need them for the university studies. Thanks:(

Answer:Media test failure,check cable does not respond

Go to BIOS. Make sure, that the boot order reads: floppy, CD, HDDisable Boot from Network (wording is different on every machine, may say Integrated NIC, Network, PXE-xxxxxxx)

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My laptop has Vista Ultimate, and when I try to boot it, it gives error message
"PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting "
And "insert the correct boot media and press any key"

Inserting the Vista Disk into the CD Rom drive and inserting the Ultimate boot disk into the CD Rom drive are of no avail.

What could be wrong? Before the crash I had suspected malicious code due to folders full of files forming on my computer's partitions and other strange behaviour and wiped clean one of my partitions and then deleted that partition using paragon (free version) partition manager. Upon restarting to complete the partition deletion the crash had occurred
 

Answer:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable HELP NEEDED

Sounds like a corrupted filesystem at this point.

Check your boot order.

1. Disable network boot, that will get rid of the PXE messages.
2. Make sure your Disc drive is in the boot order, preferably first.
See if that gets you anywhere.
 

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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 everybody,
Here is my problem: two days ago my Toshiba Portege Z30-A suddenly switched off and when it reactivated instead of showing the usual Windows homepage it showed a black screen with these lines written:

"Intel (R) Boot Agent GE v1.5.43
Copyright (C) 1997-2013 Intel Corporation

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready...."

And anytime I switch it on it shows this screen again.
Why is it like that? What should I do?

Thank you very much,
Stefano

Answer:Portege Z30-A - PXE Media test failure, check cable

Looks like the system does not recognize your ssd anymore. Usually the harddrive/ssd is the first bootdevice and if it is empty or not present, it will skip to usb or networkboot. PXE = networkboot

Try to boot with a live-stick and check, if you can access your SSD. Also ckeck, if the bios/efi does recognize the drive.

Worst case: All your data is lost... (i hope you've got a backup)
the good thing: This issue should be covered by warranty! If you're still in the first year and registered for the reliability guarantee, you get your repaired notebook and all your money back. xD

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i get this when i boot up in xp, any help w/ this

thanks
ron
 

Answer:Help w/ media test failure check cable error

Howdy ron24151...

Usually this error means that the pc is trying to boot to a network drive instead of the hard drive...

Causes could be several, from a bad hard drive, the BIOS set to boot only to a Network drive, bad IDE/SATA cable, bad IDE/SATA controller, no bootable partition on the hard drive...ect...

The list can be quite big, I only listed several, can you explain what happened prior to this message popping up on the pc?

Also does this pc boot into XP after this message?
 

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I am getting the above error when trying to boot. I have tried a new SSD , no better. The drive is at the top of the list, it is clearly recognized but no boot.HELP!!!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello!

I will be clear as can be in posting about this, hoping someone can help me
I would rate myself somewhere between beginner and somewhat learned PC enthusiast - can do simple over clocking, full desktop builds, basic command prompt work, but I don't have enough experience to know how to determine steps if I'm faced with a complex challenge.

I have a Lenovo Flex 2 with a 15 inch screen. I have had it only a year, and kept it in good shape. I am preparing to sell it. Overly worried about identity theft, I decided to run a full DBAN to wipe the hard drive so I'd feel relaxed. My room mate turned off the power strip it was plugged into, not realizing DBAN is a long process, so it ran out of power and turned off sometime in the night.

From my laptop crashing as DBAN was partially completed, I definitely bricked the hard drive - it wasn't showing up in BIOS. At the very least, no worries about a stolen identity :/

I bought a new hard drive, a 250gb SSD from Crucial (Crucial BX100 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD)

I am attempting to set up the new hard drive so I can do a fresh install of Windows 8.1. The new hard drive is detected in BIOS and selectable in the boot menu, but I keep getting the PXE-E61 error if I do not have a USB drive installed. When I try to run a 8.1 USB boot drive it can't detect the hard drive, and can't fully complete the operation. I can start the USB install, but then it asks me to take out the USB boot drive ... Read more

Answer:I am having this error: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable

WAIT ... might have click-stumbled into something, will report back...
In the "custom install" section of the USB boot, was able to format and select the hard drive for installation, currently running through the prep work of installing windows 8.1 without hassle (was not able to get to this step before making the topic)

If I am able to setup the new hard drive with 8.1, but still have issues, or if something occurs, I will post back
 

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Hi guys,
I recently bought an Inspiron 5559 (4 weeks ago) with Windows 10 Home.
I installed a 'Dell' update two days ago in which the laptop automatically downloaded, and now my laptop won't boot to Windows.
I am getting the above message, 'PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.'
Also with a 'PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.' and 'No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine.'
I have read multiple threads on forums with no fix. Now this issue only started once I installed the 'Dell' update so I'm assuming it's because of that. I checked the BIOS and the laptop was attempting to boot from a disk drive, which I changed to the HDD, with no result.
I performed a system diagnostic and it said everything was fine, as I thought maybe the HDD had died..
Now I have played around with it, pressed 'f12' and tried a manual boot from the Partition drive.. And Windows started! So I can get back into Windows, hadn't lost anything, and all is fine. Until I turn the laptop off, and it does the same again, until I go in manually and boot from the partition drive.
Does anyone have a better, more permanent, fix for me please??

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OK got this message on a friends notebook
Others have played with it and made it worse and now I have been given the notebook to try and fix.

When booting get

PXE-E61 media test failure check cable
PXE-M0F exiting PXC Rom

So its trying to boot from lan instead of harddrive I have reset bios to default I have disabled everything one at a time nothing works even when I try to disable the boot from lan it still try's to and when I F12 boot for harddrive get the error message reated.


When I try to install from backup disc's it comes up harddrive not found, but in the bios the hard drive is found and cannot boot from it.

I have tried with winxp pro disc to try and get an OS on the notebook no partition to put the OS on but blue screens with a 0x00000050 error the utlility disc gives out a 1170 error if I remember correctly.

I cannot update the bios with the new version because it needs windows, I cannot stop the lan as there is no setting in the very minimul bios with about 4 usefull settings in it.

Is the harddrive shot or is this a bug in the bios that it detects the harddrive but does not assign it a letter properly ?

If i try recovery console in the xp setup there is no disc to read or write to, If I map the drive in recovery only cd/dvd rom found no harddrive.

Any help would be great thank you as I do not know what to do I do not think the harddrive is shot myself but maybe if i can get another notebook and try the harddrive in that it will te... Read more

Answer:Satellite A30: PXE-E61 media test failure check cable

Hi Shoa

You did everything what I would recommend.
I remember a friend of mine has had a similar problem on an A200. But after the BIOS resetting to default he was able to install the OS from the recovery CD.

The whole issue is very mysterious. It looks like a HDD fault but the HDD is recognized in the BIOS. But did you check the HDD in other laptop or computer?
You could try to connect the HDD via external USB HDD controller and could check if it?s ok and could format it.

I would also recommend removing the CD/DVD drive and the HDD, then set the BIOS immediately to default settings (don?t forget to save the changes). Then try to power up without the HDD and drive.
In my knowledge you should get an error message.
Then shutdown the notebook and put the both device into the notebook. Then access the BIOS and check if both devices are recognized correctly.

Finally I have to say that I?m not sure if my proposal will help.
If it will not help you will have to contact an ASP in your country because it looks really like a serious issue.

Good luck

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Hello
 
after I turn on my Z500, the lenovo logo appears for a while then the HDD marked in the pic makes a weird noise, after that the message appears in the pic appears!
 
PLEH!
 
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Link to image 2
 
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Answer:SOS Z500 PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE

haaak05 wrote:Hello after I turn on my Z500, the lenovo logo appears for a while then the HDD marked in the pic makes a weird noise, after that the message appears in the pic appears! PLEH!....Is your unit connected to a company network and boots through it during startup?

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hey, i am experiencing a very new sort of problem to me. actually, i encountered a media damage problem with the hard disk, so i got it replaced. now, i am using the new hard disk, and i have installed windows 7 home basic onto my system with no drivers yet. the main problem now is, as i use my pc, it works fine, but after i shut it down, and try to open it the next time, it shows that "media test failure, check cable". also, it tells me to reinstall my windows cd. so, i enter my windows cd, and then the screen showing "press any key to boot from cd/dvd" comes up. and, i dont press anything there. and the windows just start. and i can use it again.this has really slowed down my pc and i am allowed to use only a temporary account now, which deletes all the data i store in documents.please help, i am afraid whether my pc is gonna shut down, or my hard disk is gonna go corrupted in the middle of my work. as i am doing very important work on my pc now.

Answer:media test failure, check cable error

I would be inclined to check your cables to the hard drive, both power and data, and perhaps try a new data cable and a different power cable if possible.Additionally, it would be a good idea to check the hard drive for any bad sectors.  HDTune can do a full drive scan and read the SMART data, too.  Do a full scan with it, and see what the result is.

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Hello all,
I started up my laptop this evening to be welcomed by an unfamiliar message. It continually flashes on a black screen stating:

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 did a little bit of checking into the error through the forums and noticed that there has been a couple posts discussing the possibility of a Hard Drive Failure. However, when I noticed that it mentioned the Ethernet Controller, I was hoping something else would be more appropriate to my current situation.

I would appreciate any feedback on this as i'm unable to get past the message screen. I was able to get into the setup screen and reset the BIOS to it's original setting but this didn't get me any further than before.

Thank you to all for any comments.
 

Answer:PXE-E61 Code: Media Test Failure, check cable

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I'm making this thread on behalf of my friend who's getting the PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable error on boot with his old hard drive.
The computer works fine with another hard drive. The only problem is that he has important files on the old drive and wouldn't want to lose them.

Is there anything that can be done to access the files on the hard drive?

The computer runs on Windows 7.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable Error

There are multiple ways to access a hard drive that won't start the OS or a dead HDD.

Here is a list of tutorials:

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
How to Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Goes Belly Up

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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!

Answer: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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Hi friends,  I am usiing Lenovo G460 Laoptop, when i switch on the laptop, i am getting an error massage " PXE = E61 Media Test failure, Check cable" I have booted computer through windows 7 CD, and was able to transfer some data to pend drive, Can you please assist me Thanks













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Answer:PXE = E61 Media Test failure, Check cable- Lenovo g460

hi sharankans,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
From your observation, it seems like the unit is booting to the network (PXE) instead of the HDD when it's powered ON.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Boot into the BIOS by tapping F2 on startup. In the BIOS, navigate to the Configuration Tab and set PXE Boot to LAN to Disabled.
  - Link to picture
 
2. In the Boot Tab,ensure that the HDD is set as the first boot device. When done, press F10 to Save and Exit and see if the system now boots directly into Windows (without the  "PXE = E61 Media Test failure, Check cable" error message).
  - Link to picture
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi.

I have a huge problem:
I was formating my brothers laptop. Everything seemed to work fine, it had started to formate but then I got the message to set in disk 2.
I put it in and got a error massage on the disk.
So now all I get when I start the computer it's a massage saying:

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
Invaild partition table

And noting seems to work at all.

Anything I can do to fix this problem?

Answer:Satellite A30: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable error

Hi

Seems the notebook cannot recognize the attached HDD and it tires to boot from LAN.
But the LAN booting failed and therefore this error message appears.

The error message ?Invalid partition table? means that something is wrong with your partitions n the HDD.
I think you should try to boot from Win XP CD and should format the whole HDD again.
Delete all partitions, everything! Format it again and try to reinstall the OS.

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Toshiba Satellite A85 S107 has the following message:

"Windows Root>\System32\NTOSKRNL.exe.
Re-install a copy of the above file."

Can't get into Safe Mode or Setup and it will not boot to cd rom.

Took out the HD and it's readable as a slave.

Put it back in and now getting the following message:

For Realtek RT8139(X)/8130/810X PCI FAst Eathernet Controller V2.13 (020326)

PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, Check cable
PXE-M0F: Existing PXE ROM

Did I screw something up when I took out the HD, battery.......?
 

Answer:Error message - PXE-E61:Media Test Failure, Check cable

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hi,
i have a big problem with my toshiba satellite 3000-601. every time when i want to boot it does not boot and shows me:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.

I changed already the boot order in bios but nothing happened.
I have got this problem since half a year and some day the computer works without changing anything. but now i do not know what to do....
can anybody help me please.

thx

Answer:Boot problems PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Hi DaCarlo,

The error messages indicate that you notebook is attempting to do a network boot rather than to boot from your HDD or CD. There is usually a setting in your BIOS where you can indicate that you wish to do a NIC boot (not PXE). Can you check that this is set correctly for NIC(no PXE).

An NIC boot will boot from the selected list of bootable devices that you have specified in the BIOS. I would make sure that you have your HDD specified either first in the list, or seconf after your CD if you prefer to have the CD option automatically available.


HTH

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This is my first post on here, thanks to anyone with any help. This is a 4-5 year old Gateway laptop that I really need to get a little info off of before she goes into the trash. She was working last Friday but when I came in this morning she gave me this screen. I searched this forum for a solution but didn't really find anything that helped. Here's a picture of the screen:Thanks again, Robby

Answer:Media test failure, please check cable??? Computer was working, now it is not...

Go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run their diagnositc utility. Alternatively, if you are running XP you can boot to the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r

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Hi,

I have a following problem on my Toshiba Portege Z830. After I turn up the computer, windows doesn't even try to boot, instead I see the following message:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready....

From what I was able to figure out, it seems like laptop tries to boot from LAN, instead of SSD.

I did make sure that boot order in BIOS is reasonable. It is:
1. HDD / SSD
2. USB Memory
3. USB ODD
4. FDD
5. LAN
I've also tried loading setup defaults in BIOS, just in case.

I've also tried re-installing Windows 7 and installing Ubuntu, from USB. In both cases, installator wasn't able to discover any drive where system could've been installed.

That seemed to me like some hardware problem with SSD. And this is in fact the second time I'm having it with this laptop. I had it also ~4 months ago and back then I've sent my laptop to certified Toshiba service in Zuerich. They've sent it back, claiming that hardware was OK and that it must've been a software problem.

To my surprise, after they've sent it back, for some reason laptop indeed started to work, I haven't even lost any data (didn't need to reinstall system, everything was working).
I was happy, but since now the very same thing happens again, I'm not sure what should I do.

May it be any other problem than SSD hardware? If so, what else can I try?

If the only option is broken hardware, how can I mak... Read more

Answer:Portege Z830, PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

> From what I was able to figure out, it seems like laptop tries to boot from LAN, instead of SSD.

This is correct; the message appears if no other bootable device could be found.

_Question:_
Is the SSD or HDD drive listed on the first BIOS page (SSD drive size and name should be visible)?
In case the SSD drive isn?t listed, there must be an problem with this device and I guess it should be replaced.

> If the only option is broken hardware, how can I make sure that this time it gets fixed for good by Toshiba service

You should simply contact the Toshiba authorized service provider in your country.
I guess the guys will try to recover the notebook and in case this would not be possible, they would replace the faulty device.

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On boot up screen, I get the "media test failure" and check cable for a few seconds, but continues through successful boot up. I recently had o.s. wiped and intstalled same windows xp home package 2. I did not get this message at first, but not sure if I just didn't notice it. I did notice desk top came up fast and ready to go at new install. But after installing internet browser and getting upgrade "malware" and running that, my desk top slowed way down. This is the hour glass running for approx. minute and unfunctionable. Internet is slower in some places. Facebook and game are giving issues. I did not have this before on this toshiba satillite before. And as other laptops and desktops run these areas much faster. All my computers are sized close enough to make that comparison. So: IS THIS MEDIA TEST FAILURE MY ISSUE? HOW TO FIX IT PLEASE. I have read some posts and answers, but not sure if posters were able to get past the boot message.

Answer:Media test failure check cable message appears, but!

- list your system specs. You need at least 1GB RAM for a decent performing XP system.- list the name of the anti-virus/anti-malware program you're using. Bloatware such as Norton, McAfee, TrendMicro, etc should be avoided. There are plenty of lightweight freebies available (AVG, AVAST, Microsoft Security Essentials) that work just as well & won't bog down the system.Is "media test failure" the entire message or is there more to it? like PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable ? That message has to do with booting off a network. If you don't need it, disable it in the BIOS.Did you install all the latest drivers (chipset, video, audio, network, wireless, etc) after the reinstall of Windows? Have you run Windows Update & installed all the critical updates? There's probably several optional updates that would be useful as well.

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i am getting a pxe-e61:media test failure check cable fault on my hp nx9005 laptop.
i have removed the hdd from the laptop and installed it in my pc as slave using a 2.5 - 3.5 adaptor with psu. it registers in the bios but not in windows. if i then disconnect the main pc hard drive and set the laptop hdd as master and try and install windows xp using the xp cd it states no hdd present

from this i would take it as the hard drive is damaged/dead

any advice welcome, thanks
 

Answer:HP nx9005 pxe-e61: Media test failure check cable fault

So you have placed the laptop Hard Drive in place of your Desktop CD/DVD Drive? (as is what I usually do)
And your Windows version cannot see it in My Computer?

With the 2,5" Drive in place of the removed CD/DVD Drive (on its own IDE Cable)
And with the current Desktop system drive still connected (also on its own IDE Cable)

Go to start > Run > diskmgmt.msc > ok
Can you now see your drive?

If so, confirm the Volume type is Healthy and running NTFS (just like your main drive?)
 

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Hi

I have been having a few issues with my A210 overheating an shutting down (even tried extra cooling) but, since the last shutdown I now am unable to boot up, I keep getting the following..................

for Realtek RTL8100E/8101E fast ethernet network adaptor v1.02 (060529)
PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: exiting PXE ROM
operating system not found
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)

I am guessing that the HDD is dead, although I do not want to get another one, only to find it's something else like a bad cable.........I have removed the HDD and given the connection a blow out.

If anyone could advise me before I go and purchase another HDD, I would be grateful.

........also, If I did change the HDD, would my Vista recovery disk work with the new drive or would I need a new copy of Vista?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A210-1AS - PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable

Hi

Yes, this is a typical message when the notebook cannot boot from the HDD and switches to the LAN.
I think your HDD is not present? possibly dead?
You can check the BIOS if the HDD is listed there.

If the HDD is not recognized in BIOS then I would recommend replacing this.
As far as I know you need SATA HDD 2.5?

Greetings

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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

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A space? Should the Hard Drive be listed here?
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Answer: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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Toshiba Satellite M70-190

put a new hard drive WD 500GB, sata3. When booting the notebook appears.

Tried to change the mode to boot from LAN SD - nothing.
How to fix?

(HHD 2.5" 500Gb SATA3 WD Scorpio Blue <WD5000LPVX> 5400rpm 8Mb )

Answer:Re: Satellite M70-190 starts with PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Satellite M70 is very old notebook model so I presume this HDD is not recognized properly (compatibility problem) and it is the reason why notebook starts with searching LAN boot option.

Long time ago I had M70 and at this time I have upgraded it with 260GB if I?m remembering well.

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