PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
These error indicates the issue with your machine’s PXE also known as Preboot Execution Environment. This error comes when the system’s boot sequence or BIOS is not configured properly. There might be some issues with reading your hard drive and in the result this error can pop up.
How to Fix Media Test Failure Check Cable
In order to fix this boot error, follow the mentioned step by step instructions.
- Power on your device and enter into the BIOS setup of the machine. Go to Boot Options and make sure the Boot Sequence isn’t configured for the network boot and make sure that your hard drive is listed in this boot sequence option. If it’s listed, try to make it first device to run in the boot order.
- If your hard drive isn’t listed in the boot sequence options, this means that your hard drive might have not connected properly or it’s damaged. You can open up the back of laptop or side case of desktop to check if it’s connected properly. There’s a number of chances that your SATA cable might be loose or defective which results in the hard drive not found issue. You can also try replacing the SATA cable to make sure it’s not the issue caused by the cable.
If you’re having a laptop and don’t know how to fix it, consult an professional technician to fix the issue.
- Sometimes this issue also pops up due to mis-configuration of the jumpers. You can check it the jumpers are connected properly or not. If you own a laptop this might be hard for you to check how to fix jumpers. In that situation, you should visit a pro technician.
- Go to your BIOS setup and run a self test for hard drive in the diagnostics options.
- If all of the above options doesn’t fix boot error for media test failure check cable issue, then you can try resetting the BIOS settings to the default settings.
Hope you will find this article helpful.