Anyone out there that can help me...
I have an OptiPlex GX1 that had a 2.1 GB hard drive in it. I added a second hard drive with 6 GB switched the jumpers around and the system recognize it. I proceeded with formatting the new drive I put in. The formatting completed okay and so I tried to boot up from a Windows ME floppy disk, this is the OS I had on the system previously. I am getting this error PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable, I need to find out what I have to do to get past this point. The system recognizes my A-Floppy, C-EIDE, D-EIDE, E-???, and now even F-CD drive. The CD drive was previously showing as E. I don't need the F.
Can anyone out there help me with this issue? I tried to check through the postings but was unable to find anything that I haven't already tried.
Any help is appreciated.
NIC = network interface card (ethernet port on GX1).
I have seen a number of occasions where the bios for some reason switches to PXE boot even though there's a valid hard disk set up and a bootable disk; the PXE boot can end up being selected in the bios. I would check - you go into the bios, and for the NIC entry select the "ON (PXE off)" setting rather than OFF or ON; and go into the boot sequence screen and make sure PXE boot is removed from the boot options.
I ended up taking my PC to a computer shop in my city here and they were able to fix it. At first they thought the jumpers were set incorrectly, until I told them I had tried every combination of jumperdom... Ultimately, they realized that the cable wasn't recognizing both of the hard drives I had in the PC. I am not sure how they were able to fix it, but they got it to where it works and with no errors. BTW, I live in Fort Worth, TX.
I ended up taking my PC to a computer shop ... BTW, I live in Fort Worth, TX.
And still, when you call for support, though you're just down the road from Dell, you get routed to India and the Philippines.
1. PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
2. Motherboard doesn't recognize any hard drive.
Did anyone solve the problem? I solved my problems (my Dell is GX1)
I just write my situation.
I have no MP3 player so I am using Dell studio 1555 as my MP3 player. Simply connect connect headphones to my notebook, put it in my bracket and go.
The problem is, that I have winter weather here right now, So I need to have my bracket open a little /for not warming my notebook/.
So i was in a road to school, when music stops. I really do not want to open my laptop on the street so I just wait and go to the school. When I open my laptot there was a error message
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0f: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Boot Failure: System Halted
So I starts searching for this problem.
I was so scared when I saw that my hard drive can be dead /cause I really need my laptot these times for work/
So I still searching this problem and I found this
"OMG...it actually worked...turned the laptop off. Turned it over..slapped it on the backside a few times and it works. Wished that worked as well with my children.
from site: http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml
and it actually works!
Just simple slaping : )
I am glad that my laptop works.
Why I am wrote this? Maybe someone have the same problem, so just try to slap it.
I am really really sorry for my english.
hope it will be works for another users : )