Compaq Presario shows media test failure, check cable error message at bootup
Posted on 2012-03-25
When installing iTunes this evening onto a Compaq Presario laptop, a blue screen suddenly appeared inicating some sort of memory dump message which only appeared for a few seconds. Then, two error beeps occurred following a black screen with the following messages appearing:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
When the laptop is restarted, 2 error beeps occur and a message indicating Error 0200: Failed Fixed Disk 0 F1 to Resume or F10 to Setup
While I am not exactly sure what is going on, I do strongly believe the hard drive itself is failing or about to die. At any rate, if someone could look over this information presented; share to insights, it will be greatly appreciated.