View Full Version : PXE-E61 Media Test Failure (on a Dell)
First boot device is HDD, then CDROM. From what I've read it seems like a network problem, I don't see anything booting before HDD in BIOS.
Tried opening it up and made sure the HDD cables are connected, they were definitely in tight, but that didn't work.
Can't find a way to reset BIOS either.
what else can I do?
02-07-2009, 03:04 PM
Disable boot from network ROM in the BIOS
02-07-2009, 03:19 PM
If it's already set to boot off the HDD first, but is still trying to boot off the NIC, it implies that the HDD is not in a bootable state. Does it detect the HDD in the BIOS at all?
Ok I disabled NIC from the boot list and now I get this instead..
Speedy, there was floppy, cdrom, nic and hdd. I only disabled nic.
inphinity, it does detect the hdd.
BTW, F1 just repeats the question.
02-07-2009, 03:31 PM
Translation: The HDD is saying it's stuffed. This may be a file system issue, or a hardware fault.
02-07-2009, 03:41 PM
Nah the network rom option will be in / under another menu, not in the boot menu
are you sure it's not simply just a screwed hdd?
if not, where do I find the network rom options?
02-07-2009, 03:54 PM
Could be both. Look under all the menus. I dont know what the model is, so dont know whats in the BIOS
02-07-2009, 04:10 PM
Go into the BIOS - reset it back to default settings, there will be the key combination listed.
Several other sites report various fixes . ( no idea if they will work or Not - Never tried)
1.The First Replyin this Dell forum (http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/3726795.aspx)
2.Boot up in 'safe' mode and remove the Realtek controller in the Device Manager.
If that doesn't work try These steps (http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Computers/Hardware/How-do-you-fix-error-PXE-E61-Media-Test-Failure_10246.html)
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