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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk...

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  1. MuddyGirl05

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    PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

    I am not hardware savvy...

    I have checked all connections, and they all seem good


    I have tried removing my hard drive and reinstalling it

    I have tried using my boot disk
    It loads windows files, I choose English and press ok, but the only option that I can choose is exit on the restore menu, the other 2 choices are greyed out and cannot be selected


    I have tried booting from the CD/DVD ROM drive


    I have tried booting from my backup USB device


    And I have also put in a new hard drive


    None of these options have gotten me anywhere...


    Can anyone help? (BTW, please speak in computer dummy language because I am not familiar with all of the computer lingo and abbreviations, lol)
     
  2. dustyjay

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    The PXE-61 Media failure frequently that the hard drive has died or has otherwise become unreadable. You would still receive this failure by installing another drive without changing the boot order to install an operating system. This can also be caused by a failure of the Disk Controller or even a bad data cable.
     
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