Computer Won't Restart--PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable // PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

TheBigFunk

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Hi all, I'm having a little bit of a computer problem--

My computer won't do a restart, but will only boot-up on a Shut-Down, and then by pushing the power-button.

If I do a restart, the boot screen comes up with the option to press F2 to go to BIOS Settings. There's usually a couple changing numbers in the lower-right hand corner. Well-- if I restart those numbers stop at 5A... and after a couple minutes go to a blank screen that says:

Intel(R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 087)
Copyright (c) ---copyright info----

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key...


I've check the harddrive, and its plugged in correctly, but its still giving me this error on restart.

Any help would be GREAT! :D Because I'm completely lost at this point. Oh, I am also running a ZT Systems with an i5 processor, if that helps.

Thanks!
 

TheBigFunk

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My boot order is--

>Hard Disk Drive
>CD/DVD-ROM Drive
>Floppy Drive
>Ethernet

I've also tried CD/DVD-ROM first, but neither has worked.
 

P Bender

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By any chance using an Intel SSD?? This because I have the same problem with two HP laptops.

They work fine with shut-down and then switching on, but they don't do "restart"

I tested them with an HDD and they work normal
 

TheBigFunk

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I'm pulling this from the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, so, hopefully, it should be correct.

The "system manufacturer" is : zt_grp
The "System Model" is : ztsys122

How do I find out what SATA ports the drives are connected? Would that be in the BIOS settings?

I'm not sure if that is right. I have 2 HDDs, one is a 3TB, the other is my 1TB C: drive.
 

TheBigFunk

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Also, in Disk Management, my System (C:) drive is Disk 1, but my second Hard-Drive, the 3TB, is Disk 0. Could the order here be causing the issue?
 

TheBigFunk

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Ok, so with CPU-Z my Motherboard Manufacturer is Intel, and the Model is - DP55WB. I'll try switching the SATA cables.
 

TheBigFunk

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That worked, I opened it up and switched the SATA cables, restarts fine. Thanks!

But now I lost my second HDD, its not showing up in Disk Management, I'm going to open it back up and check its connection...

Thanks again!
 

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