1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

PXE-E61 Media Test Failure on recently recovered system

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. samir155

    samir155 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    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

    Skyco

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    45
    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.

    Goodluck,

    C.Skyco
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/860390

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice