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Media test feilure, check cable - Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook


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Geekman s mostly correct.
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\015\012The error PXE-E61 is actually a network BOOT option. the error means that it cannot find the network boot source.
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\015\012A common cause is as geekman says a bad hard drive. The second most common cause is that the BIOS was told to boot from network FIRST.
\015\012As far as boot order goes I always prefer to set the hard drive as first option and the CD-Rom drive as second, Floppy Third and all else after that.
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\015\012Bob
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The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard disk has failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.
\015\012First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If this does not work then reboot and go to the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
\015\012Next - to determine if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see it as an external hard drive and you cannot open the various folders and files, this confirms the hard drive is faulty.
\015\012The hard drive needs to be replaces in the laptop and Windows installed and the laptop's device drivers and your programs etc to get a working laptop again.
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