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CD-ROM drive not running install CD.


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#1 Tsula

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:04 PM

Okay. I have an issue with my CD-ROM. It's not installing my OS from the CD. It just says "PXE-61 Media Test Failure, check cable." I've checked my connections and checked my bios. What's wrong with this thing. Been at it since yesterday trying to fix it. It's a new system, no OS. My CD-ROM and HD are both SATA. BIOS recognises all the drives and everything.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:58 PM

I believe that PX, etc. message comes up when they system is set to boot from a network.

Try entering the BIOS and checking your boot options; the CD-ROM needs to be the 1st option.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:01 AM

My CD-ROM and HD are both SATA. BIOS recognises all the drives and everything.


What operating system? I believe that if it's anything less than WinXP (SP2), it won't properly load the Sata drivers prior to install. At least someone told me that, and mine installed with SP2 with no problems what-so-ever.

And as mentioned, check the boot order as well.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:35 AM

Hawkeye is right about the SATA drivers...but I don't know if that applies to a system that comes only with SATA controllers and drive-capability.

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