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Windows 7: Can't Boot Computer (Media Test Failure)

16 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

You probably do not have a floppy drive. Go into BIOS Setup again and disable the floppy A: drive.

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16 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professinal x64

you could also try turning off the PXE boot feature in the BIOS, if it supports turning off the feature of the network card, in addition to changing the boot sequence. try plugging your drive into a difference SATA port and make sure all eSATA drives are unplugged as well. if its skipping your drive, then it could be problems with the instal or a physical drive problem.
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18 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1

Now, this ain't very helpful, but I'm in a sort of similar position.

On start-up, my PC gives the old error message "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure check cable", then promptly goes on to load up my OS perfectly normally, and it runs fine. I want to get rid of that annoying message, though!

It started when I plugged in a second internal hard-drive to my machine which I'd salvaged from another computer whose GPU had packed in. The HDD itself was in perfect working order when the graphics card died, so I thought I'd just pop the HDD into my computer and salvage the data. So, I plugged in the HDD and was presented with this error message, "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure check cable". So I switched off the machine and removed the hard-drive then booted up again, thinking "Oh well, never mind." But I still got the same error message, after which the computer continues to boot up just fine!

Not that it's particularly life-threatening, but how do I get rid of this blasted error message?!
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18 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1

Please disregard my last post, it's solved!

I went into BIOS and reset the boot order to default. Simple solution to a simple problem. If only the real problems could be sorted so easily.
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19 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm still having trouble with mine. :/
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20 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 10 Pro X64

es0terik, please start a new thread fully describing your problem, Also fill out your System Specs from User CP.

Add a link to this thread if you think the problem is the same.
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20 Jul 2011   #17


Remove any floppy drive by unplugging its cable and disabling it in BIOS.

Set OD to boot first, HD second. Check all cable connections and condition.

Download, burn to CD and boot the HD maker's diagnostics/Repair extended CD scan to see if it finds fault with your HD and can repair it: HD Diagnostic

If not, see if you can access System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair.
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