PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

October 10, 2011 at 05:17:39
Specs: Windows XP, 1024

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

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October 10, 2011 at 06:37:24
Your computer is attempting to boot to a network device using your network card. This may be an indication of a hard drive failure.

Check the boot order on the BIOS (setup) screens to verify the CD is first, hard drive is second. Disable booting from the network (LAN).

Describe what happened just prior to getting that message.

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October 10, 2011 at 07:02:21
Your probem can be caused by....
- you don't have the network boot option in the correct place in the Boot Order or similar settings in the bios Setup

- you DO have that set correctly but
- the bios is not detecting your hard drive at all
- or - the bios is detecting the hard drive but it's not finding that it's bootable (has an operating system installed on it)
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October 10, 2011 at 08:55:41
I must assume it did work a short time ago and now it doesn't.

It means for some reason the computer can't boot from the hard drive. (bios only if you played with it usually but could be)

Either the hard drive is bad, power or some cable to drive is bad, or data on the drive is bad.

Boot to the xp cd and see if you can try a "repair". See this link. http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topi...

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