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gctex
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Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.


Hi all,

 

My laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y560) running on Windows 7 64-bit stopped booting. These are the messages I receive while trying  to boot:

 

Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.5
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
All rights reserved.

 

Broadcom Base code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
Copyright Broadcom
Copyright Intel
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
Operating System not found.

 

========================

 

BIOS settings:

 

=========Boot==========

Boot priority order
1: IDE CD: SlimtypeBD E DS4E1S
2: IDE 0: SAMSUNG MMCRE32GEDXP-MVBL1
3: IDE 1: ST9500420AS
4: USB KEY:
5: USB HDD:
6: USB FDC:
7: USB CDROM:
8: PCI BEV: MBA v12.2.5 Slot 0900
Excluded from boot order:

 

========Confirguration======

WLAN Device: Disabled
SATA Mode: AHCI
Power Beep: Disabled
Inter Virtual Technology: Disabled

 

========Information=========

Product Name: Ideapad Y560
BIOS version: 30CN62WW
EC Version: 27EC36WW

 

I was able to load the Repair disc Windows 7 64-bit to get to the System Recovery screen but there is no Operating System listed.

 

I click on Load Drivers and it goes to X:\Windows\system32. Not sure what to select here. It is expecting a file of type

"Setup Information". MUI ??

 

I click on C: from the drop down menu and I get a message saying "C: is inaccessible and needs to be formatted being it

can be used". I exit that screen.

 

Ran the Startup Repair many times. No change.

 

I went to Command Prompt mode (DISKPART) and list volume as mentioned in this thread:

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html

 

Volume ###   Ltr  Label            Fs      Type           Size        Status   Info

------------  ---  ----------    ----     ---------    ------     -------  -----

Volume 0        E   Repair Disc     UDF    DVD-ROM   165 Mb      Healthy

Volume 1        C   (No label)      RAW    Partition     29 GB       Healthy

Volume 2        D   Lenovo          NTFS  Partition      29 GB       Healthy 

Volume 3             (No label)      RAW   Partition     421 GB       Healthy Hidden

Volume 4             Lenovo_Part   NTFS  Partition      14 GB       Healthy Hidden

 

But the thread above has a step to restore the "bootsector code". But I don't find bootsect.exe in my repair disc. It only

has boot and sources directories and bootmgr.

 

So I go online & download bootsect.exe, and a bunch of 64 bit drivers from Lenovo site, and burned a new repair disc. I

also included EasyBCD 2.0.2 on it. But for some reason the laptop just wouldn't boot from it. I had made sure that all

executables on the root folder. But it boots only from the original repair disc that doesn't have any drivers or

bootsect.exe.

 

Is my C: (volume 3, 421 GB) corrupt? It shouldn't show up as RAW or hidden, right? But its status says it is healthy.

 

I am kind of stuck at this point. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks

 

-Gc

topmahof
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

Hi gctex and welcome to the Community,

 

C: should not be listed as raw.  It should be NTSF.

 

I would boot up into a live linux cd and run a diagnostic on the hard drive and go from there.  

 

Did you resize any partitions before this happened?  

 

Dave

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menorca
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

Hey

How did you solve your problem?

I also have a Lenovo Ideapad Y560 and am having the same problem all of a sudden.

When I check the priority order, it shows:

 

USB KEY:

USB HDD:

USB FDC:

IDE 0:

IDE 1:

IDE CD:smileysurprised:ptiarc DVD RW AD-7700H

USB CDROM:

PCI BEV:MBA v.12,2,5 Slot 0900

 

What are the IDE fields supposed to contain and what is the problem if they are blank?

I am really confused because I had given mylaptop to be checked at the service centre for keyboard issues, but they did not find any problem and I checked my laptop right after that!

But after 4 days, I am suddenly getting this "Operating system not found" error!

Please help.

Thankyou

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whodis
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

I had this exact problem and am struggling to fix it. Currently I bought a new 64 GB SSD. That seemed to fix the hardware problem. But without the recovery CDs I'm having problems reinstalling the OS

topmahof
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

Hi whodis,

 

What exactly is the problem installing the OS and what OS were you running?

 

Dave

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whodis
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

I have the OneKeyRecovery factory default restore disks. I used them to install Windows 7 64bit to the C drive (SSD). It's only 64 GB so it fills up quickly. I got it working but I feel like something is wrong because now it always runs out of disk space. After installing Windows I tried to recover my files using my Windows backup but it stops halfway through saying I'm out of space. So it seems like before I had more space than now. On a different thread they said to use the Intel Smart response caching system. But to do that I need raid and it seems l ike I don't have that ability on my bios

 

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whodis
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Re: Unable to boot : PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, Operating System not found.

Solved the problem. I needed to install/run Rapid Drive

 

So the solutions was:

 

1) install new SSD as C:

2) install Windows on C:

3) run Rapid Drive to merge C: and D: