PXE-E61: Media Test Failure error on booting RRS feed

  • Question

  • After many years in use my hp Compaq d330D DT suddenly came up with a problems like " PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable, non system disc present or disc error" etc.  I installed a new HDD and every thing worked well, ie; nothing wrong with the cables, no other non system disc present etc.  After a few months I put back the original HDD for a try.  No problems encountered and the machine and HDD worked fine again.  Two days later the PXE problem resurfaced, don't understand why.  The disc is 'Samsung, Model: SP0411N that was checked for errors, viruses when it started to work again., and nothing wrong found.

    1. Q: What is PXE-E61 error and why does it happen?
    2. Q: Can it be corrected?
    3. Q: If I can not correct the problem I would like to try reformatting the disc and use it as an additional drive for enhancing storage capacity.  How to reformat this disc?

    Any suggestions and / or help from any source will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks, Nasir

    • Edited by NasirMalik Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:55 PM
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:52 PM