Is this problem a harddrive failure?

Toshiba Satellite a40-s161 notebook
October 21, 2010 at 19:20:28
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 2ghtz/ 500 mb
Can not start up computer. Message appears: PXE-e61 "Media Test Failure" Check Cable.

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October 21, 2010 at 19:32:20
pxe-e61 media test failure check cable

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May 7th, 2009

when you get a "'PXE-M0F Exiting PXE ROM message" you are booting to PXE through bios. Turn off Network booting in bios entirely, and make sure that in your boot sequence, cd rom and hard drive are first. Network should be last in the boot sequence or not enabled at all.

So again, Go into Bios, and turn off Network booting. Make sure that your boot sequence goes cdrom-->hard drive. When you get a PXE message it's because you have network booting enabled.

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