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Pxe-e61 Media Test Failure / Pxe-mof Exiting Intel Pxe Rom

Q: Pxe-e61 Media Test Failure / Pxe-mof Exiting Intel Pxe Rom

I HAVE A IBM THINKPAD WITH OPERATING SYSTEM WIN XP. ONE MINUTE MY PICTURE SCREEN SAVER WAS SCROLLING THE NEXT I WAS GETTING A MESSAGE STATING:
PXE- E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
PXE- MOF EXITING INTEL PXE ROM
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN AND HOW CAN I FIX IT?

A: Pxe-e61 Media Test Failure / Pxe-mof Exiting Intel Pxe Rom

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my system is showing this message during bootup...


media test failure check cable exiting pxe rom

A:media test failure exiting pxe rom

Welcome to TSF!

That means it's not seeing your hard drive, and is attempting to boot from the Network, which is usually the last boot option.

Check the cables to the hard drive. Don't forget to check the Motherboard end. Unplug and replug them, this can clean the contacts if theyve gotten a bit corroded.
If a Laptop, remove and re-install the hard drive to make sure it's connecting properly.

Boot into the BIOS and see if the hard drive is being detected.

If the system has Built-in diagnostics, run them (Often on the boot menu that you access by pressing a key during boot; ESC, F9, and F12 are common, usually displayed as the system starts.

If no built inn dignostics, you can download them from the HDD manufacturer and make a floppy or CD to run diagnostics:
Hard Drive Diagnostics:

Seagate/Maxtor
Western Digital
IBM/Hitachi
Fujitsu/Seimens

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:
HD Tune
HDAT2 (Diagnostics and bad sector recovery)
MHDD Low-level Diagnostics
Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

Jerry

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basically I few weeks ago my laptop got Dropped.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and welcome to the Forum

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

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

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

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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HI Techies,

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

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

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

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

Now here is what I have tried so far:

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

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.
 

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

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

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

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I recently bought a new hard drive and installed it. I am trying to install windows 7 os and when I try to boot from cd-rom I get the error message: pxe media test failure. i also get no bootable devices. Can someone please help me
 

A:media test failure

Verify it's detected in the BIOS, and set your optical drive to be first in the boot order.
 

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Hello,

First, let me thank you, for taking the time to review my issue. It certainly means a lot. Second, I have searched Google, and this forum to see if any of the instances I am facing have been brought up. While they have, and I have tried some of the solutions, I am still at a loss. So, my sincerest apologies if I missed something while searching.

Dell N5050 Laptop -- Win 7

Yesterday, I ran CC Cleaner, and chose the "Wipe Free Space" option. It ran for about 2 hours, and wasn't anywhere nearing completion. I stopped it. My computer restarted and I received a black screen that says "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure" and "PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM"

Now, one of the odd things, is that, if I turn my comptuer off (using power button) and it asks if I want to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Start Windows Normally, I can choose Start Windows Normally, and Windows loads fine and everything, and I am able to use my computer. But if I shut it down or restart the proper way, that is when I get the black screen with those messages.

I hope this is detailed enough, and we can help to solve this issue.

Again, many thanks for your assistance.

Best,

G
 

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hey gang,
i am d-sub. i have an acer aspire one zg5 netbook. I've owned it for several months. i turned it on recently and got this message while it was booting.
pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting pxe rom
then it shows the aspire one logo screen for a second and goes blank. the mouse is setting in the center of the blank screen. i am able to control the mouse. can u help?
 

A:Media test failure

First, can you see anything... that allows you to remove and reinstall the driver as a first step... Looks as if you have a part to replace, if the configuration allows it... otherwise, is it under warrnty still?
 

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I'm not sure this question belongs here. I slaved a hard drive to my computer to clean out garbage. Now I've installed it back in HP Pavilion 525c. The normal startup screen hits for just a second, the I get: PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable and PXE-M0F Exiting NVIDIA boot agent AND Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I appreciate anything you can give me.
 

A:Media Test Failure

Sounds like you over-wrote some important sectors. If the HP recover disk set will allow it, run Windows XP disc in repair mode from a cold boot.
 

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Hi All,
I have seen all the other posts about this problem in the forums and I believe my situation is unique. After getting that (PXE-E61: Media Test Failure) on a Presario V2306US and checking the BIOS and no drive was being seen, I purchased a new HD and am still in the same boat. Here's why I think my situation is unique compared to all other posts I've read. I'm able to boot to the CD drive to begin installing XP, the files are loaded and the HD is seen by the setup process. I start to format the drive and about half way through the computer just shuts down . That's as far as I can go.

Any ideas are gratefully appreciated..................Tom
 

A:PXE-E61: Media Test Failure

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Hi. I gave my sisiter a refurbished Gateway 500S for Christmas. I checked it out before hand and everything was running just fine. She just called me and told me when she got it home and plugged it in and went to boot up she is getting an error message that says media test failure check cable. I told her to open it up and check to see if all the cables were pushed in tightly. She said they are. Any suggestions?
 

A:Media Test Failure

A loose cable does seem to be high on the list especially since the computer was moved. Have her recheck the data cable from the MB to the HD.

Go into BIOS and check the boot settings. Did you leave anything in the CD or floppy drive (if there is one)?
 

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

Reboot and Select proper Boot device

getting this when i try to boot. tried changing boot order. i think my hdd is probably fried but want any other ideas before i have to shell out $$ to get a new one. Thanks for your help.

A:PXE-e61 media test failure

No way to know for sure, but I would think its the hard drive. You may want to take out your hard drive and test in another computer.

Getting media test failure, check cable error when computer boots.

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Hi im having some problems with my comp. Just the other day when the computer started to boot it says:

PXE-e1: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.

Ive been looking around on forums (including this) and many of the replies is telling you to go to the BIOS. Problem is when i start the computer i cant enter by pressing F2 (which i think is right). It says Booting from CD:
It enters NVIDIA Boot Agent then the error message occurs.

Ive tried to disable cables and attaching them again but it does not work.
(im using Vista btw)
Would like all the help i can get!
And remember im a newbie when it comes to these sorts of things!
 

A:Media test failure

On an nvidia board,it is probably the del key to enter the bios.
Check that first boot device is set to the hard drive.
You are getting that message because it is not finding the
hard drive and trying to boot to other devices.
PXE is network boot.
Either the settings are wrong or the hard drive has failed.
 

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I've installed a master and slave drive into a different PC.

The PC that they came from was a HP 550 and they went into a Gateway E4100. I've also installed the video card, and disk drive.

After adjusting the jumpers to get the PC to DOS mode I'm now getting the following messages:

"UNDI intialized failed"
"Media Test Failure"
"Boot Failure"

I'm could use some direction on troubleshooting.

Thanks
 

A:Media Test Failure....help

If you are trying to use Winodws on the hard drive from the HP 550, into the Compaq, it will never work without a new version of Windows or a call to Microsoft...
But if you are merely trying to use one drive as a slave...
Are these SATA drives, or EIDe drives?
Tell us what you mean by "adjusting the jumpers to get the PC to DOS mode" and why you are doing that?
Basically, it sounds like what you have is not respected by windows, perhasp because your jumpers are incorrect.
 

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When I start my note book (HP210-1000), I always get displayed massage like this. "PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable",  "PXE-M0F:Exiting PXE ROM" and then no bootable device -- insert boot disk .... " After i press any key, there is no boot. How to fix that failure is?

A:"PXE-E61 and PXE-M0F : Media Test Failure"

Hi, Please try this Go to BIOS (on Boot press F10).Go to System Configuration MenuBoot OptionsChange there Network adapter to Hard drive and press F10.Press F10 to save.Reboot the machineRegards,?

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i get this on my computer intel base code, pxe-2.1(build083) copyright (c) 1997-2002, intel corporation pxe-e61 media test failure,check cable pxe-mof: exiting intel boot agent
 

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Hello,
 
   First, let me thank you, for taking the time to review my issue.  It certainly means a lot.  Second, I have searched Google, and this forum to see if any of the instances I am facing have been brought up.  While they have, and I have tried some of the solutions, I am still at a loss.  So, my sincerest apologies if I missed something while searching.
 

 
Dell N5050 Laptop -- Win 7

 
Yesterday, I ran CC Cleaner, and chose the "Wipe Free Space" option.  It ran for about 2 hours, and wasn't anywhere nearing completion.  I stopped it.  My computer restarted and I received a black screen that says "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure" and "PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM"
 
Now, one of the odd things, is that, if I turn my comptuer off (using power button) and it asks if I want to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Start Windows Normally, I can choose Start Windows Normally, and Windows loads fine and everything, and I am able to use my computer.  But if I shut it down or restart the proper way, that is when I get the black screen with those messages.  
 
I hope this is detailed enough, and we can help to solve this issue.
 
Again, many thanks for your assistance.
 
Best,
 

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hi i need help with my packard bell imode i recently had a small problem with my power pack and had to replace it. since refitting it i keep getting the message PXE-E61 Media Test Failure. i have visited a few sites and they all mention that i change the bios settings and reorder as 1st- HDD 2nd- DVD/CD 3rd- Floppy then disable everything with PXE in it. i have done that but it only results occassionally letting me select what mode i wish windows to start. the only way i can acces windows is in safe mode and as we all know safe mode is annoying and wont allow me to back-up my precious files. is there any way i can rectify this problem without a mass expense? any help would be appreciated.

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Hello all, still trying to fix this problem with my poor Compaq Presario 2500...

Today I get PXE-E61 Media Test Failure

Operating system not found.

I tried installing Windows XP Home with the disk that came with it and it said:
Setup cannot continue, did not find any hard drive disks installed.

I can't seem to test my hard drive.
Any help?
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure!

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My lap top is not starting up properly, it keeps showing the following; Intel UNDI, PXE -2.0 (Build 082)
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI FST Fast Ethernet Controllor v2.13 (020326) PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM,

The computer just keeps showing this and will not do anything else. Could someone please explain to me what I should do to get it back on track. I am an average computer user.

Thanks Tessy.
 

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Just before I start I should mention that the laptop I'm having problems with currently is the Lenovo n500.
Earlier on tonight my laptop completely froze, followed by a blue screen, the details of which I cannot remember. Since then every time I have attempted to start my laptop I've been faced with the message pxe-61 media test failure, check cable followed by pxe-m0f: exiting Broadcom pxe rom. Only once have I escaped this screen, at which point I reached the pc recovery centre where it froze. Ive been unable to repeat this however. Upon entering bios like other answers have suggested doing, I found that on the main screen amongst a list of details it stated 'internal hdd: none'. I have already removed and then reinserted the hard drive to ensure the connection is fine. There is no reason for the hard drive to be broken, virus or any damage are unlikely; I would not rule out this possibility however. Other details that other answers have put importance on such as boot priority seem irrelevant. Normal boot order is 1) USB fdd 2) hdd 3) disk drive 4) pci LAN followed by 3 more USBs. I have changed the orders of these with no change to the problem.
I have completely run out of ideas. It may just be that the hard drive is broken but I believe that to be unlikely. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
 

A:Pxe-e61 media test failure

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Hi all,

Just before Christmas, a friend was using my laptop looking at a rather popular website, when all of a sudden loads of error messages came up and the lappy shut down. When booting back up, was going straight back to a black screen with the above error.

I've been told either the hard drive or cmos is knackered but this is without actually looking at it properly. Can anyone shed any light on it? Tried to boot into BIOS but no joy using any methods.

Thanks

Paul

EDIT***Smartphone put PXE-01 but should read PXE-E61****
 

A:PXE-01 Media Test Failure

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My computer locked up on me earlier today, and when I restarted it it said something along the lines of:
"PXE-E16 Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOS something something
Insert some disc and press enter"

My monitor has also been having issues when I try to turn it on, it always comes on eventually, but the power button flashes continuously and sometimes even the Gateway logo will pop up, but it struggles to turn on for anywhere from 1 minute to half an hour. I think this is a related issue and it's making troubleshooting through the BIOS very difficult.
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure

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I keep getting a media test failure on my averatec laptop, Ive tried to get into the bios and it prompts me to press del to enter set up but when i press delete it just move on the the media test failure screen, Are there any alternate ways to get into the bios so i can change the boot option or do I need to throw this thing out the window?
 

A:media test failure

Maybe this might help :shrug:

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Media_test_Failure-t3985.html
 

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I'm running Windows XP on a 4 year old Compaq Presario 2500. It begins to boot, but freezes up at the Windows XP window.... the mouse still works fine. I was able to get into the safe-mode and got the message: media test failure, check cable. I have the CDs for Windows XP - tried to boot from there unsuccessfully, and have the System Restore CDs. Have valuable photos that I need to retrieve, so I don't want to lose all data if at all possible. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks PS - I'm a novice
 

A:Media Test Failure - Help Please!

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hi id really appreciate if someone could help me, i dont know much about laptops but a little! ok my acer travelmate 290 only boots to the acer page no futher, it says to press f2 to setup which i did and on the bios menu the 1st setting it says disabled, i gather this means the hd is disabled? is there any way i can sort this out? it then goes to a black screen and says media test failure check cable, and rom space not avalible card disabled? then exting pxe rom? then back to a blue screen with a choice of cd rom to boot from or hard disk drive, diskette a, or pxe lan, none of then work? would love someones help many thanks
 

A:Media test failure

Please got back to Bios Setup, locate set Defaults, enable it, the Save and Exit
If this does not help, you may need to remove the HardDrive (physically unscrew and detach) then re-insert it again. Then try powering up again.
If this still does not help, you may have a dead internal HardDrive
 

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Hello all. So I've been having trouble with my computer lately and was hoping someone could help.

Last week, I dropped my laptop and when I turned it on after that, it would either: (1) give me a white screen where I could only see my cursor (after booting to the desktop) or (2) give me my usually desktop screen, but with nothing clickable and which would freeze up whenever I tried to click on anything. I, then, tried to boot it in safety mode and this would work, but I couldn't seem to find any working solution that would help me boot up windows normally. I figured since safety mode still worked, the problem wasn't with the hardware, but with the software and since I couldn't find any working solution, I decided just to reset windows to factory settings using the recovery disks that came with the laptop. The computer responded to them and gave me all of the expected loading screens, etc and restarted when it was finished. After restarting, it went to a black screen and gave me the message: "Media Test Failure" and then did nothing. What can I do from here?
 

A:Media Test Failure

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Desktop Computer was working fine yesterday, NO changes turned on today and get this error.

PXE-E61 Media Test failure
pxe-m0f exiting intel boot agent

Can anyone help?

I have done these things so far:

-Removed ram, removed sata card, removed LAN card.

Still no boot, same error.
Thanks

A:PXE-E61 Media test failure?

It is very possible that you hard drive has died although it is also possible that the hard drive is not being "seen" in your BIOS setup.

You may also be experiencing the loss of BIOS settings because your BIOS battery is dead.

Can you tell us what make and model computer you have.

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

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

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable

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

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

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

What can I do to get it to boot??

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

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated..
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure

enter the bio's and check the boot options, it appears to be trying to boot from a network

PXE-E61: Media test failure. The adapter does not detect link. Please make sure that the cable is good and is attached to a working hub or switch. The link light visible from the back of the adapter should be lit.

In you bios you should have boot options to boot first to harddrive

hope this helps, never ran into it before, just a guess
 

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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.

A: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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I bought my new computer yesterday, and on the initial config the screen froze and after five minutes i decided to restart the computer. When i restarted it, i got an EFI error, but not i am getting the PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. Error, and i don't know what to do. I found this solution: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Problem-with-Stat-Up-Z370/m-p/633573, but i don't know which button is that. Thanks in advance. EDIT: I found this option on the BIOS, but when i choose it i get the same error.

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, I have a Presario V2000 and recently had the hard drive formatted in order to reinstall XP.
During bootup I am now receiving the following error message....

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

However when I do the control Alt and delete the system turns off and restarts with above mentioned message. My repeat action for three to four times results in the normal booting and the laptop works fine.

After I switch off, same condition occurs. Please advise what can be wrong and how to fix it.
 

A:Media test failure while booting

The Compaq Presario V2000 series laptop is designed for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, so it's a pretty old model.

Was its hard drive removed and formatted elsewhere, or was it formatted inside that laptop?

The Windows XP disc does all the work - formats the hard drive and then installs Windows XP.

The message you're seeing usually indicates the hard drive isn't being detected or it's dead.

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My laptop wont load up vista, wont let me in safe mode and wont let me repair with my recovery disk but when i start my comp up it says pxe rom media test failure check cable. pls help....
 

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I have a Acer 5100 laptop .The screen when turned on says PXE-E61 Media Test Failure.
What is it, how do i fix it to load OS on harddrive?Nothing seems to work.
 

A:Solved: Media Test Failure?

PXE-E61 Media Test Failure for this issue, I suggest that you try to restore your computer back to factory settings. Acer has an applicatio to launch the restoration process using ALT + F10 keys. If this does not resolve your problem, it is possible that your computer has a motherboard problem and will need to repaired. Contact acer to request for repair of your notebook at www.acerpanam.com. If you no longer have a warranty, you can still send it to acer for out of warranty repair.
 

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Okay so I have Gateway LX4200 desktop and its having some problems. Now This is my friends computer so I have no idea what its in it. Now the problem is when I start up the computer I get this message :
PXE E61 Media Test Failure
PXE M0F Exiting PXE Rom

I assumed it was it hard drive problem so I bought a new hardrive Seagate Barracuda 500gb and replaced the Western Digital 320gb.

But now I have trouble installing that as well because the same message comes up.

According to the instructions in the manual for a single drive installation I need to boot it up with Windows Vista CD but I do not have one and I don't think I can borrow one either.

I have 3 cd ...2 Recovery discs and 1 system discs however those are cracked and therefore useless. Just thought I would mention it.

I researched the net and tried changing the boot sequence in the BIOS
It is now :
CD
HD
USB
Network ....I disabled network btw

All it did was instead of the PXE E61 message I received:
Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected boot and press a key

I also tried setting everything back to optimal default but that didn't work either

So can anyone help me? I am totally confused but I don't want to give up on it and send it to a repairman
 

A:Solved: PXE E61 Media test failure ....help

The PXE error is from the attempt to boot from the Network.
This means the system is not seeing a bootable hard drive.
A new hard drive will be blank, so it will not be seen as a bootable device.
Without a working Recovery Disc or Vista disc, you can't do anything with the new drive.
Not much you can do with the old drive either.
I assume you've tried a different cable and port on the motherboard (you'll need to enable the port in the BIOS most likely) and verified that the old (and also the new) drive is being seen by the BIOS.

You can try booting with a Linux Lice CD, see if the old drive is readable. If so, at the very least you can try to recover any files that have not been backed up.
Knoppix
Linux Mint
Puppy Linux
Ubuntu

Here's a guide using Ubuntu to recover files:
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
Version 10 looks different than the screen shots, you don't get the same boot menu. Just be sure to choose the Try option, not the Install option when asked.

You can also download and run the diagnostics for the old hard drive.

Here's a list of several different diagnostic tools from some of the different drive manufacturers:
List of drive diagnostic tools
 

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I've been attempting to solve a computer problem, but I'm stumped.

I few weeks ago, I dropped my laptop (Toshiba Satellite L300D). After I did that, it stopped working properly. Soon afterwards, I used the recovery disk to reset the computer to factory standards, but it did seem to yield any useful results. After using the recovery disk, my computer stopped booting windows and started giving me a black screen with the following written:

For Realtek RTL 8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.07 (080320)
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom

I was told there might be a problem with the hard drive, so switched the current hard drive out with a compatible hard drive, but still I received the same message. I opened up the hard drive and check all the connect and everything seems to be connected properly. Anyone have any ideas what the problem could be and how to fix it? Thanks.
 

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I have a gateway laptop. Whenever I try
to start the laptop, I receive the following error messages:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I do not have the recovery cd to my system. please help.
 

A:gateway media test failure

You didn't provide the model name/number of that Gateway laptop and how old it is, but it's my guess the hard drive has died.

If the hard drive has died and needs to be replaced, a reinstall of Windows will need to be done it in afterwards.

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What's the serial number and/or SNID number on that laptop?

What's the exact Windows version on its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?

What country do you live in?

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Well, where to start? I'm not too good with computers, but I can generally find my way around if I need to. However, I recently came across a laptop I used to use, but stopped due to this repeated error. I didn't know what to do at the time, but now that I'm more computer savvy, I figured I could. I was wrong.
The error reads

Code:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8191E 10/100 PCI-Express Ethernet Adapter v1.03 (071628)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

I've tried restoring BIOS settings to factory defaults, but to no avail. It's a Windows Vista laptop. Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Media test failure and OS not found.

This sounds like a hard drive failure to me.
 

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I got a second hand Toshiba satellite A10, and Im not sure about the os. There seems to be one, but its not working. It starts loading the os and gives a "blue screen of death" for a fraction of a second then it restarts. I went in to the bios (escape and F1) and there I set the boot priority to CD-ROM->LAN->HDD>FDD and it started to give me this:
PXE E61 Media test failiure.
PXE M0F Existing intel boot agent.
Any help is appreciated, also I apologize for any mistakes.
 

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I'm getting the media test failure on the new computer I just assembled from a Tiger Direct Barebones kit. I've tried adjusting the boot order to boot from the Windows CD first, but no luck.

1) Should I boot from the Motherboard install disk, or is that for after my OS is installed?

2) All of the components are being detected, but the Hard Drive is being read as a slave. The IDE cable was the one sticking point of the assembly process- since the motherboard only has one IDE slot, I had to connect both the DVD drive and the Hard Drive on the same cable, but I have no idea what the ordering should be (there are blue, white, and black plug ends, I think?) The cable is short and a pain in the *** to work with.
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure: New computer

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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
 

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

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

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

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

First startup, I get the following message:

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

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

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

I went in to BIOS and reset boot order.

When the machine restarted it gave me this error:

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

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

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

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

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

A:PXE-E61 Media Test failure, check cable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Media test failure. Check cable

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

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

Post your results after trying the steps!!

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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 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.
 

A:Media test failure. Check cable

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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
 

A:PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable

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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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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!
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE - MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

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

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

Please help!!

Thanks
 

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

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

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

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

A:e61 media test failure, check cable

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

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Hi 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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Hah, where to begin.

okay, I have an Acer Aspire 5335-2238, with Windows Vista.

The initial problem was the black screen of death, with the following message:

Media test failure, check cable
exiting PXE-ROM
operating system not found.

Acer Tech guy gave me an ISO image to make hard drive ready in order to use the restore discs (which I purchased from ACER).

I put the system disc in and received the following message:

Fail to find RESTORE.DAT file.

So, I replaced the hard drive...

Still, same message. I gave up and took it to Geek Squad. They did a diagnostics. Everything is fine except my CD disc drive, which I knew already, because I own an external one. THEY DID NOT HELP.

Next, I tried using Active Kill Disk to delete the partitions off of my hard drive, because apparently acer hard drives can have hidden partitions that prevent the restore of your computer. Seriously?

That still did not work, and I still received the Fail to fine restore.dat file.

So, I got the ISO image of Ubuntu (LINUX). It deleted another hidden partition on my HD. But it also installed Ubuntu, so I have an operating system now. Yay.

However, it still has the black screen of death that says:

Media Test Failure, check cable
exiting pxe-rom
and then it goes into Ubuntu.

So my problem is, how to get through the restore.dat failure error message? (the discs worked, I used them on a friend's computer, after her computer got a nasty virus). Everything was confirmed fine through the diagnost... Read more

A:Media Test Failure, and lots of other stuff

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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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A:Media test failure, check cable

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

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

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

Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

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

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Yesterday while watching an online baseball stream and simultaneously browsing facebook, my computer randomly gave me an error message. Unfortunately I don't remember what the message was about. What I do remember is that I immediately opened a new firefox tab and searched up the error. I clicked on the first link, and the OP was talking about how he had received the error and shortly after, his computer shut down. Almost on cue, my computer crashed and restarted itself.

Ever since then, I can't boot up my computer properly.

I turn on the computer, I see the first two screens that I always see (BIOS screen and then the 'Detecting eSATA drives' screen). After this it goes to the third screen, which I also always see. But this is where the problem is.

First it loads all that code crap that I never understand. Then, like always it gives me these two lines: 'Verifying DMI Pool Data....'

And then 'Boot from CD'. This always happens. But regularly from here it just boots up and goes to the Windows loading screen.

Now, on the same screen, it starts giving me error messages.

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
Copyright © 2001-2008 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright © 1997-2009 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
Copyright © 2001-2008 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright © 1997-2009 Intel Corporation
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A:Can't Boot Computer (Media Test Failure)

If you are getting this error, I would attempt a complete reinstall with a legal copy of Windows 7. I am not assuming that you stole Windows 7, but I am making the assumption that the seller did as they did not provide you with the holographic CD.

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Hi! I am very in need of tech support. Hope you guys can help. I have an Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop that works fine then suddenly it gives a blue screen. Here's my story, I was able to finishing watching a movie with my cd drive then all of a sudden it gave me a blue screen. I was not able to read the message for it happens very quickly. And it shuts down. After, I reopen it and this
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Brodcom PXE ROM
message appears. I don't know what to do so I shut it down again and remove the external drives (the cd and a flash drive). Then after a few hours, I reopen it then it loads my system. Then again after few hours of use, the blue screen appeared again. After shutting it down, I reopen it then show the PXE error the second time. Then I shut and open it and it loads again. After, here's my problem, the process have gotten really really slow that it takes more than 5-10mins loading the "Enter Password" page, and after typing in my password it again consumes more than 10-20mins loading the desktop. The processes are also very very slow that it takes 10-30mins copying 10mb (more or less) size of data.
Please help me. Thanks a lot!
 

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

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

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

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Yesterday while watching an online baseball stream and simultaneously browsing facebook, my computer randomly gave me an error message. Unfortunately I don't remember what the message was about. What I do remember is that I immediately opened a new firefox tab and searched up the error. I clicked on the first link, and the OP was talking about how he had received the error and shortly after, his computer shut down. Almost on cue, my computer crashed and restarted itself.

Ever since then, I can't boot up my computer properly.

I turn on the computer, I see the first two screens that I always see (BIOS screen and then the 'Detecting eSATA drives' screen). After this it goes to the third screen, which I also always see. But this is where the problem is.

First it loads all that code crap that I never understand. Then, like always it gives me these two lines: 'Verifying DMI Pool Data....'

And then 'Boot from CD'. This always happens. But regularly from here it just boots up and goes to the Windows loading screen.

Now, on the same screen, it starts giving me error messages.

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
Copyright (C) 2001-2008 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2009 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
Copyright (C) 2001-2008 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2009 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent

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A:Can't Boot Computer (Media Test Failure)

Additional Info:

I tried to run the installation disk.

The first option in the recovery package said that it would look for repairs, and once it was done told me to restart the computer. Didn't fix anything.

I can't do a System Restore because I can't select my operating system, and I cant revert to an older System Image because apparently I don't have any.

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

A:Media test failure, check cable

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

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

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


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

HELP HELP HELP HELP

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

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

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

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

A:Media test Failure, check cable

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:media test failure, check cable

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

 

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

The message




pxe-61: media failureClick to expand...

is telling you that

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

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Hi,

I have the Qosmio F750 laptop which I bought around 2 years ago. I have this problem where the page Realtek PCIe GBE family controller series xv2.37 (10/20/10)
PXE-E61: media test failure please check cable.

At first I just turn off my laptop and turn it back on again, and the page would go away. But now after 10 times the page is still there. I've tried pressing 0 while the laptop is turning on to reinstall the windows. But the page just kept appearing whenever the laptop is restarting. Now I?m really frustrated.

Do you know any suggestions? And by any chance where is the nearest Toshiba service centre from maroubra?
Thanks, appreciate it

A:Qosmio F750 - Media test failure

Somehow I think HDD is troublemaker and not recognized as bootable device.
Have you created recovery disc? If yes use this disc to check if HDD is accessible or not.

I cannot say for sure but I?m afraid you need new HDD.

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

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

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

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

Why don't you get an rma?

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

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

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So I built this computer in the summer of 2008, and it's been working perfectly until about a month ago, at which point one morning I woke up and my computer was off (even though I left it on the previous night), and when I tried to boot up, I got:

PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable
and some other messages (I've attached the "screenshots" of the bootup error as jpegs)

Now the curious thing is, this doesn't always happen. I'll get this message maybe once out of every 3-4 bootups, though the real problem is that quite often, now perhaps once every 2 days, the computer starts "lagging", in the sense that response is delayed, music/sounds start skipping, and after a minute or so of this, I get a BSOD. I'm quite certain that these 2 problems are related. Any thoughts?

My specs are:

Intel q9450 CPU @ 2.66 ghz (not overclocked)
4gb Corsair DOMINATOR (2x2gb)
EVGA 780i nForce SLI
2x EVGA GTX 260 SLI
500gb Seagate SATA hdd
2x 1000gb Western Digital SATA hdd
Windows Vista x64 Ultimate

A:HELP PLEASE! PXE-E61 media test failure (new problem, old computer)

Hi -

Please follow these instrcutions --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

The script will gather the mini kernel dumps from the BSODs + system info.

Attach the resulting zip(s) to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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

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

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

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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.

A: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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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.

A: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,

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.

A: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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trying to install a new WD WD5003azex-0 My Bios recognize the drive, but i get a "PXE-E61 media test failure,check cable"

Then "PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

I first tried to use the cable from my WD 250 sata drive. Then I tried using another sata cable, but same message. The old drives were sata 3 and new sata 6. Is a different cable?

thanks
 

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

thanks
ron
 

A: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 replaced the Hard Drive in my Gateway PC. I get the Gateway logo and I usually put in my Gateway Recovery discs here. BUT I am getting "NVIDA Boot Agent 249.0542. PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable. PXE-MOI Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent.

I have the Recovery Discs from Gateway and had to do a recovery last year. I have rechecked to insure the two cables are seated properly but it continues to give me this error.

Please advise if you can, thank you
 

A:New Hard Drive Media Test Failure error

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Hi all, I have a new computer and am trying to get my old one upgraded to give to my mom to access the internet, etc. It is running Win 98SE and since it only had 128 RAM, I decided to upgrade to 256. I removed the two 64 memory sticks and replaced with the 256, being careful to be sure there was no static. But when I went to boot it up, I get the following error:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Drive not ready system Halted.
So I replaced the two 64 memory sticks and removed the 256 and still get the same error. I went into bios and made the hard drive the first boot, but that didn't resolve it either. I have the boot up disk for Win 98SE, but that doesn't work either.
I've reviewed the other areas of this forum, but don't find a resolution that works for me. Is it possible that I need to replace the hard drive? Not sure I know how to do that, but we'll see. All responses are appreciated!!
 

A:Solved: Getting media test failure error at bootup

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I recently decided to recover my computer (Toshiba Sattalite A135 S4677), because it was getting slow, and I didn't have any personal files on it. I put in the cd, ran the recovery utility, and it said it was finished. I restart, and it gives me the following:

"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, check cable"

I tried reinstalling the os, but it says it could not find the hard drive. Also, i returned the bios to default configuration. What more can I do??? :
 

A:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure on recently recovered system

Hello samir155,

Welcome to the Forums.

This problem is a hard drive fault. You can try resitting the hard drive if that's something you know how to do, although a replacement hard drive may be nessacery.

However, something which i've seen fix this problem first hand, believe it or not, is to give the laptop a good old whack. Putting some relative force into a slap on the rear setions of the laptop has resolved this issue. Although i should add, it's entirely up to yourself if you wish to try it.

This problems happens because of a problem with the head and the platter.

Goodluck,

C.Skyco
 

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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

A: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 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 and thanks for viewing this question, this is my 1st question asked on this web site.
yes ok lets get to the problam, i am having problams when loading up my laptop. i have made a video on u tube or the full thing that is going on, my utube channel is pavstaaaa then click the second video, i only have 2 videos and the other one is on call of duty so it wont be hard to find. yes but if you dont want to go on to u tube i will give you a description of what is happening.
First the MSI screen will come up, that will go sucsessfully then there will be a black screen with a short couple of sentences saying copyright sis.... then underneeth it says
SiS191 PXE BootRDM v1.3 Use BEV/BBS
that will last like 5 seconds then another screen will come up saying
PXE-E61 Media test failure, cheak cable
PXE-MBF* let me know if thats wrong because i cant see it of the brief video i took. request it if you need to know what it is defo becase i will cheak at startup.
ya so continuing from my: PXE-MBF* Existing SiS191 PXE BootROM
thats all it says, this slows by computers boot up a lot. but the computer after seems to work fine, its just this computer is brand new and its been like a month since i got it.
so it would be great if someone could help me, im gettiing so fustrated... SORRY ABOUT SPELLING MISTAKES. oh ya also i have a 2 year warranty left on it.
if you would like to know anything else just leave a comment and i will tell you. either with pm or in the question
 

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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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Hi all,
I'm trying to fix a friend's laptop
ACER Aspire 5102 (vista compatible) running XP service pack 2 (now running Vista(I reformatted) with no updates or service packs etc.

what was originally happening was that we were getting blue screen with error code 0x000000f4

restarted and then it would eith fire up for 5-20 minutes then bluescreen, always with same error code.

sometimes it would not load up at all and would show this

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-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM

it would show the last two lines over and over again and never boot.

Occassionally it would boot (with out showing any of the above errors.

When I had the laptop on, I looked in device manager and saw that
under 'other devices' there were 8-10 items such as;
PCI FLASH Memory and USB2.0 camera that had warnings alongside them (no driver installed)


Getting nowhere, I stuck in my Vista boot/recovery disk and attempted to wipe the c: drive with rum command promts:
It did this but at the end of the format it said that a portion of the disk may not have been cleaned properly.

I then installed Vista.

With it on vista now it still has drivers missing for the above PCI FLASH memory (3 of these) and still has the USB CAMERA 2.0 missing a driver but nothing else under device manager that is showing warnings.

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A:Blue screen, 0x000000f4, media test failure

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure

This error appears when the computer tries to boot from the network adapter instead of from the hard drive, because the network adapter is set as an alternative boot device in the BIOS and the system is unable to boot from the hard drive because it's probably faulty & needs replacing.

At present, the fault with the hard drive appears to be intermittent if it sometimes manages to work and boots properly, but it will only get worse.
Since it's a laptop, you could try removing the drive, cleaning the contacts with a dry cotton-swab then pushing it back into place as it may simply be a bad connection. That has worked me a couple of times.

For confirmation that the disk is faulty you can test it with the disk manufacturer's diagnostic DOS utility. The links are here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

But for now you should copy any user files from the drive to another location or to CD/DVD while you are still able to do so since the drive may fail completely at any time if it proves to be something more serious than just a bad connection.

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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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When I boot my Compaq Presario V4000, with Windows XP Home Edition operating system, I receive the following error:

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

It keeps cycling through the last two lines of the error; however, if I hit <ctrl><alt><del> I get past the error, and the machine boots fine.

I have tried the following: 1) Restoring the BIOS settings 2) Reseating the memory

I still get that error. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Dear Dell team and Mr. Vikram,
I read earlier post and have a same problem as Keopsk13 have and also check all the think that you told to keosk13 that are; (MY ANSWER IN BOLD)
1. disable 'Integrated NIC' in BIOS  - YES I DID.
2. Go to 'Main' and check if the hard drive is getting detected in front of 'Fixed HDD'. - NO DETECT THE HARD DRIVE
3. Diagnostics System by pressing F12 - No HARD DRIVE DETECTED
PLEASE HELP ME.
SAURABH SHRIVASTAVA
 
 

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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.
 

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

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