I have an HP Pavilion ZD8000 notebook PC that fails to boot. Made sure the boot order was CD, then harddrive. Still won't boot off the CD system recovery disk. Wondering if this means I have a memory chip problem. Also removed the harddrive and reinserted it. Same with battery. Boot process won't find hard drive either. Notebook has 2 512Mb cards and I tried booting with one (exchanging them out) but still no joy. Any ideas? In particular, I'm trying to determine if I need to buy a new hard-drive or buy new memory cards. Shouldn't the PC be able to boot off of the CD even if the hard-drive has failed? Here is the error message:
PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MBF: Exiting PXE ROM.
I have researched in on the 'net and haven't found any solutions that work (re-seat hard-drive, re-install battery, etc).
P.S. Notebook was running Win XP.
Edited by Random600rr, 08 February 2009 - 09:31 PM.