What cable could cause the PXE-E61 Media Test failure?
When I boot my Adamo, it won't find my operating system. It boots and then gives the PXE-E61 error. Could the SSD connector cable be defective?
Frank try this, in the Bios, just change the boot sequence so the pxe-61 isn't called for in the boot sequence. Think the cable is the Lan cable. Also removed an access plate on the bottom (numbered 4) and make sure the hard drive is seated properly. Apply some pressure on the the left front corner. Apparently there are some issues with a loose chip on that side just below the windows button. Either apply direct down pressure or trying lifting the unit from this corner and powering on. If that does it you know at least that you may have to have somebody reflow the board for you. More info here http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Solve-PXE... Good Luck and let us know how it is going.
i just opened my laptop from behind and i discovered that the HDD moved from its place a little so i pushed it to install it properly to its proper place and it works
just try this before doing anything else
also it has a case molding flaw, an edge that should not have been there (you can cut it, see on youtube), that presses the flatcable and breaks a few wires in it. dell occasionally admits the flaw, but of course with a lot of arguing. good luck.
ok, so my story is, that I'm installing an SSD instead of HDD into my Dell Inspiron n5110 and I have checked all the connections twice, set up the boot order, get the default settings in BIOS, but I still get the PXE-E61 error.... Even tried buying a CD-ROM adapter and getting an SSD to work from the ODD SATA connection, it kind of worked, but booting was still an issue, it gave me a different error: "Cant boot windows, recent hardware change might be the cause."
It really seems that this laptop towards this SSD is like a vegetarian towards meat...
I really need help, give any advice.
If you have two hard drives: change the boot sequence of the two drives in BIOS. For no reason sometimes the bios is confused and change the sequence. So you have to chnage it back