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 Mediate Failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nimishakavi73, Oct 11, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nimishakavi73

    nimishakavi73 Thread Starter

    Sep 25, 2008
    In am unable to boot my IBM think pad, becuase of the following error. Request you to kindly suggest me

    Detailed Error:

    Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 V1.0.1
    Copy Right 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
    Copy Right 1997 - 2000 Intel Corporation

    PXE-E61 : Media Test failure, Check Cable
    PXE-M0F : Exiting Broadcom PXE Rom
    Operating System not found.

    Please support me in resolving the problem

  2. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    That message means the system was unable to find a bootable disk of any kind (Floppy, CD, or hard drive) and tried to boot from the network (PXE boot)

    Check the BIOS and make sure the hard drive is still in the boot device list, remove and replace the hard drive in case the connection has gotten bad.

    If the system has any built in diagnostics, use them to test the hard drive.

    Try booting with the XP CD (you may have to change the boot order in the BIOS). Press R at the first screen and see if it can see the hard drive. (If your system has a SATA drive a standard XP CD might not see it even if it is functioning.)
    If you can boot to the Recovery Console, try running chkdsk /r to fix and drive errors.

    You can connect the drive to another PC using an adapter or external enclosure to see if another PC can see the drive. If it can, you should be able to recover your data. This might mean there is a problem with the hard drive controller on the laptop motherboard

    It's possible that the hard drive has failed completely.


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!

Similar Threads - Mediate Failure
  1. Getahobby1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/758073

  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