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PXE-E61 Media Teat Failure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sweetsavanna, Jul 9, 2018.

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  1. Sweetsavanna

    Sweetsavanna Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    *Edit to add on my phone and auto correct decided i meant teat not test.. can't seem to edit title sorry. *

    Bit of background to how i arrived at the above error.
    Ex partner was it networking computer engineer. A few weeks ago he was here collecting stuff and put a replacement cdrw in my grandaughters system saying try it, if it worked bonus if not put old back in (not a re writer). Today first time I've tried it, it wouldn't open so I've put the original back in. All seemed to be going ok until it wouldn't boot and gave me the above error.

    I am fairly tech savvy having lived with an engineer for 14 years but will need step by step instructions.

    Is it plugged in and switched on? The hard drive has a cable going to the mother board, should it have one go to power supply too? I've not done anything with hard drive but wondering I accidentally pulled a cable out?

    It is an HP compact system running Windows 7.

    Can anyone Help?
     
  2. flavallee

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    The hard drive and disc drive should each have power AND data cable connections.

    They each need a power connection to get power AND a data connection to move data through.

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  3. lochlomonder

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    The PC is trying to do a PXE boot, which is essentially trying to contact a server and boot from the contents held thereon. This can sometimes happen if there aren't any other boot devices available.

    As Frank mentioned, there should be power and data going from these devices. If they're not being detected, that's likely why the PXE boot occurred because it's part of the bootstrap process.
     
  4. Sweetsavanna

    Sweetsavanna Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys.
    Ok..so to start I need to connect power to the HD?
    I saw a connector that went from power supply and looked like it should got to HD, but couldn't fit it in... didn't want to push it if it wasn't happy as didn't want to bend pins.
    Will have another look and let you know.
     
  5. lochlomonder

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    SATA and Molex connectors for these drives are moulded so they can only fit one way.
     
  6. Sweetsavanna

    Sweetsavanna Thread Starter

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    Ok, not sure what type of HD it is but.. think I have just had a lightbulb moment.. there is small white 4 pin connector, can't see it plugs into HD but just seen another, longer flat black plug that is on same cable as cd drive.... should that plug into HD..? Wanted to check before i blew anything UP.. IMG_20180709_203958.jpg
     
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    Yes that connector needs to go into the back of the hard drive, it will only fit one way up.
     
  8. lynx1021

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    Black P4 connector to hard drive, not white, only goes in one way
     
  9. Sweetsavanna

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    Ok cool thank you very much.
    Will plug it in tomorrow and it should boot up.
     
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