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Old 08-01-2006, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Im having a problem with my computer, AGAIN!

The bios is recognising my hard-drive, capacity heads etc,
but its not booting from it, i keep getting this error:
"PXE-E61 - Media Test failure, check cable" I've tried a different IDE cable...so all i can think of is a bad hard-drive but this error has happened before and i just fiddled with the IDE cable and it worked again but no joy this time so resulted in changing the IDE cable but still no joy!

Suggestions please?
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the pins on the HDD. I had that happen to me once and it was a pin that was bent so flat that the cable went "in" and looked fine. Only after taking the HDD out and really looking at it did I see it was a bent pin. I was lucky to, as all I did was slowly bend it back and then CAREFULLY put the ribbon cable on and it worked fine.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm....i'll try i have to admit that two pins look like they have gone into/sunk it to the hard-drive if you follow my drift.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well i've bent the pins back into place, but it still doesn't work
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try the other IDE slot.
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Done that
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