Having problems with your Dell Latitude C610 Notebook ?

I have a latitude c610 and on start up a message saying media test failure check cable.can any one help.


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This error message also relates to users who are getting the below error message or similar error messages.
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-061: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM 

This issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in BIOS or a bad boot device, such as a bad hard disk drive.

Check BIOS is not setup properly.

Verify that your hard disk drive is setup and detected properly in BIOS. You're computer should list a hard disk drive installed either under the main page or the drives page in BIOS. If BIOS indicates the drive is not installed or not detected skip to Hard Disk drive is bad or not connected properly.
Verify the boot options are properly set in BIOS, almost all BIOS setups should contain options specifying how your computer boots. For example, most computers should have their boot options setup similar to the below example.

 - Floppy drive
 - CD drive
 - Hard drive
 
Rest your BIOS to default values. Many BIOS will enable users to reset the values to the default settings. If you've tried the above options without success try resetting the BIOS.

Hard disk drive does not have bootable files on it

It is possible that command.com or another bootable file may be missing from the hard disk drive. Download "Hiren's Boot CD" using the link below.

http://hirens.longcomputerservices.com/Hirens.BootCD.10.1.zip

Download it and burn the ISO image and boot the system using that CD (change boot priority in BIOS to boot from CD-ROM).

it have lots of tools to repair windows and hard drive.Try them out.

The hard disk drive is bad or not connected properly

If you have attempted all above suggestions and you are still encountering the same issues, verify the connections are properly connected to the computer if the hard drive was recently installed or the computer was moved. 

Unfortunately, if all connections are setup properly and all the above recommendations have been attempted, it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.


Hi, if your PC Notebook is working properly?; don't worry about it. That message will go away eventually. The mesage is just an acknowledgement that the (Hardware), is not connected. If your not using it; or need it connect? "Your PC is fine!" Thanks paul7of9
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