My problem is this:
Yesterday while I was working on my pc, the computer jammed and i restarted, only to restart with It didnít load windows but, showed a blank screen with the message
PXE-E61 - Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Naturally I panicked. I restarted but still the same. Please note that I have two hard drives (SATA): One (200 GB Seagate) with the OS (WINXP) and the other for my files (500GB Seagate). I did some research on the Internet and assumed that either the HD are faulty or fried or that this might be a boot problem in the bios (boot sequence). So I checked the bios and would not recognize the hard drives (The order was floppy, DVD, Harddrive, then Network). I played around with the sequence but still nothing. I then thought that it might be a cable problem. I switched the SATA cables, I even replaced them with new ones. I then proceeded with the power cables. Nothing. I then attempted to check the Hard drives by themselves. I left the OS HDrive and it booted all ok. I then placed the second hardrive and would not recognize it. I assumed that there might be a problem with the second Harddrive. I attempted to placed them both again, but again it would not recognize either. I them checked the second Harddrive on another computer, and again it would not recognize it, but it would recognize the OS Harddrive of the other computer.
Is there a possibility that the OS of my 1st Harddrive faulty and it may be causing a problem? If so then why doesnít the second hardrive get recognized on the other computer? So I connected my second Hardrive with a Sata USB connection. I heard it spinning! but would recognize the USB but said UNKNOWN Device. I tried to use HDD Regenerator but would not find the second Harddrive.
I thought of using the freezing trick, but I am too afraid to do so, scared of what happens after.
My Work of THREE long years is on that drive and I am very disappointed and confused.
Any suggestions please?