Having problems with your Gateway M-6843 Notebook ?

Gateway M-6843 laptop does not recognize hard drive. Get the following error on start up. PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not found The hard drive also makes a "ticking" sound. Tried removing the hard drive and reinstalling it but still get the error.


Answers :

The ticking sound is known as the "click of death". After a while the bearings in the hard drive get worn down, and the read head has trouble finding the data you want. In this case the drive puts the read head back to "square one" so it can try to trace its steps back to the wanted data. this makes a click noise. Thus the "click of death". Im sorry to say you need a new hard drive, and that your data is likely inaccessible without drastic measures. One method you can try is putting the hard drive in the freezer for 10 minutes. This will stiffen the bearings and may give you a couple of minutes to grab some data. You will want to have your new drive installed and windows loaded on it so you can readily access the data through a usb to sata/ide cable, which you can get on line fairly cheap. Other options are services like OnTrack, who have a team of engineers who open drives and pull the platters and try to get your data, but you are looking at thousands of dollars just for them to try.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Gateway M-6843 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Operating System Not Found, Can't Use CD Drive


I'm afraid you have a hard disk problem, it has probably failed.If you have entered your BIOS and the hard disk has been set to auto (detect) and when you boot up and you press F1 to continue and get a message "Operating System not found" then ... PC Laptops

I have a toshiba satellite m55-s3314 and the other night it turned off when i booted it down and then the next day woudlnt turn back on. Took it to BBuy and they said it was a bad hard drive....bought a Western digital 2.5 edie internal HD took the old one out put the new one in and when i start my lap top up all i get is the power button on and the battery led stays on. the hard drive led blinks a few times then goes out the screen stays all balck....i would have thought at least that would co


First off, a bad hard drive does not keep your computer from starting....you would get a warning in text on the screen saying no operating system found, or a PXE code but you would still see something on the screen. You would see the Toshiba splash s ... Toshiba Satellite M55-S3314 Laptop

My compaq desktop computer wont start up it keeps saying NTLDR missing


Hi i have made lil resaerch for this problem so every user who suffurs from this problem can Fixt it on Fixya.com i wish this well helps everyone when u finish rate me plz cuz that was a day and half reasaerch took me a serious hard time but t(his i ... Compaq PC Desktops

My laptop doesnt work anymore suddenly!


This error means the operating system on the hard disk couldn't load due to possible faulty hard drive or disk controller. The fault could also mean the hard drive needs reseating to make proper connection. Reseat the hard drive and if you still get ... Acer Aspire 4720 Notebook

Gateway M-6843 laptop does not recognize hard drive. Get the following error on start up. PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating System not found The hard drive also makes a "ticking" sound. Tried removing the hard drive and reinstalling it but still get the error.


The ticking sound is known as the "click of death". After a while the bearings in the hard drive get worn down, and the read head has trouble finding the data you want. In this case the drive puts the read head back to "square one" so it can try to ... Gateway M-6843 Notebook

Acer 3690 I have a message ntldr is missing press any key....it wont start


Could be various causes just follow the information below and you should solve it.Good luckNTLDR is MissingPress any key to restart\015\012\011\011\011Boot: Couldn't find NTLDRPlease insert another disk\015\0 ... Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

Hi pc wont start


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The hard disk drive ... HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

The power light is on, but the monitor is off


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The h ... HP Compaq Business nx7010 Notebook

Won't power up


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The hard disk drive ... IBM ThinkPad T20 Notebook

Replaced my hard drive on my hp lap top and i cannot load the restore disk it is hp ze4800 i dont know how to get it load error code pxe e61


HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Error: PXE-E61: Media Test Failure \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\0 ... PC Desktops

Hi i have a optiplex gx150 that has been reformatted. Im doing a course on windows xp proffeisonal, in order to learn the upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp prof, what will i need. Should i get a buy a windows 2000 OS then buy a disk for the Drivers for the optiplex gx150, Then once installed go through the stages of upgrading to windows xp prof, as i have a windows xp prof os disk with licence?


Generally to upgrade from a former O.S. to a Newer O.S. you would simply do it in Windows. Place XP O.S. in CD Rom Reader than follow the instructions to upgrade. Simply enter the Product key for your XP O.S. when prompted. Good idea to save your Dat ... Dell OptiPlex GX150 SF PC Desktop

My niece's Inspiron 1501 doesn't boot at all. The Dell splash screen comes up and goes to what I assume is the BIOS Screen that then displays the following error codes: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM. Operating System not found. When I go to the Setup screen after hitting an F key during the splash display, I can see from within the BIOS settings that the machine seems to be detecting all of its hardware EXCEPT the hard drive. I am assuming that this i


It is also possible that the cable to connect the hard drive to the computer has gone bad or disconnected itself. This can sometimes happen in laptops. Try checking your hard drive using the system diagnostics in the BIOS settings, or by creating a D ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

No picture, icons or anything.only sound.hafta cont ,alt, del just to exit


If you have XP here is a fix....if you have Vista, boot from the disc, choose the operating system installation and choose repair.\015\012\015\012Windows Start-up Errors \015\012 ... Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

Hard drive issues


I'm going to give you a couple of ideas here....first, make sure you have a windows installation disc, we are going to try and repair your boot volumn first and see if we can't get this thing booted. Just follow the guide below for the first fix. Sec ... Dell Dimension E510 PC Desktop

OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND....NO ACCESS TO CD DRIVE


Connect your external CDROM to the laptop. I think it is a USB CDROM. Enter your bios setup. In the boot device section, try to find any option which says First Boot Device -> USB CDROM. If you can set this things then the computer will be able to ... Sony VAIO GRX550 Notebook

I am trying to burn a DVD that is 1 hour and 49 minutes long and it will not burn correctly. On a DVD-RW it only recorded just a small amount at the beginning and also had music in the background. I tried a DVD-R and it would not work at all. It also seems that the video file is larger than what the DVD can hold but I am using 4.7GB (2hours).


Make sure you treat your blank CD-R's with respect.\015\012Scratches or dust may cause write errors! Handle the disc carefully when transferring it to the CD drive!\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012DMA & Auto Insert ... PC Desktops

I need to get files off a acer aspire 6020 laptop hard drive.


Most likely the hard drive will "hang", if it does boot from the windows cd and follow the following guide to fix the boot.....if it hangs.\015\012\015\012Windows XP Start-up Errors\015\012Step one, you need a Win ... PC Laptops

System Restore My Toshiba Satellite M35X-S329 Laptop was having terrible blue screen problems so I decided to replace the hard drive to try and correct the problem. I installed the new hard drive but continue to get an error message I received before: For Realtek RTL 8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326) PXE E-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM The other problem is that my Recovery Disk that came with the laptop is giving me a ''Wrong Machine''


It seems that your computer is not booting from DVD-ROM drive nor hard disk, but is trying to establish a network setup of the operating system.You have to go to BIOS settings and correct these preferences by making your hard disk the fir ... Toshiba Satellite M35X-S349 Notebook

Acer Aspire One 8.9


Http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml\015\012\015\012\015\012click the link directly \015\012also click this link directly\015\012 ... Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

Rundll error i have dell 1501 laptop...it was good n faster when i baught..but now it's so slow n i think there is rundll error in pc...so help me out what i do to solve this problem


Well, unfortunately, as time goes on with any computer the hard drive accumulates gunk from mostly new programs and the internet. There are more start up things going on in the background, more spyware and malware that you can't see, you probably hav ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Error Message 'F: setup.exe is not a valid win32 application'


This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.\015\012\015\012File is corrupt, bad, or missing. \015\012File is not designed for your version of Windows. \015\012File is a viru ... PC Desktops

Computer turns on, wont load windows, then goes to a blank screen


When a PC boots first it checks all of the hardware to ensure all is working properly. The stage two of that is turning it over to the operating system. When it is turned over to the operating system the first thing it looks for is the Master Boot Re ... Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

Cannot run application (*.exe)


Often this error message will be similar to the below error message.\015\012C:Program Filesmyprogramprogram.exe is not a valid Win32 application.\015\012Cause:\015\012This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.\015\0 ... Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook

Motherboard Hi! I have a problem with upgrading my old computer to windows XP. When I start install new windows, and get to the agreement part and I pres F8 and nothing happen. What prevent this to moving forth.


Hi Henryk14, \015\012 \015\012 There are a few issues that can halt Windows from installing. \015\0121. If your Microsoft Windows CD is a copy & not a valid CD this can happen. (Possible bad copy ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Compaq evo d500 won't start up and won't let me access boot menu. just keeps saying keyboard fault even when another keyboard is used


Press f10 during startup , when the bios open, look for the setting "halt on" . it will have a choice of keyboard, all errors or no errors , set it on "no errors" save and reboot. that may fix it.\015\012 You could also get another keyboard (n ... Compaq Evo D500 PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.9852 seconds