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PXE-E61 Media Test Failure on recently recovered system

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by samir155, Sep 12, 2009.

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  1. samir155

    samir155 Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2009
    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??? :eek::eek::eek::
  2. Skyco


    Nov 14, 2007
    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.


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