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ML115 G5 - "Media test failure, check cable"

HP ML115
Occasional Advisor

ML115 G5 - "Media test failure, check cable"

Hi

When I boot up I get past post prompts, and I get the "Media test failure, check cable" etc.
(check attachment)

Also, when I try and boot off DVD (Windows Server 2008), it does the "Windows loading files", but after that I get a BSOD saying windows has been shut down and its because of a hardware problem.
I'm guessing the two are linked...
any ideas?

Matt
3 REPLIES
HP ML115
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML115 G5 - "Media test failure, check cable"

Update...

I am no longer getting the "Media test failure, check cable".

However, the BSOD problem is still there.

Ideas?

Matt
TLC06
Advisor

Re: ML115 G5 - "Media test failure, check cable"

I also get "check cable" error in my DL160. This is because the system try to boot from network and found the NIC port is not connected.

Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: ML115 G5 - "Media test failure, check cable"

I agree with TLC06.

the media test failure message most likely has no realtion to the BSOD.

The system detects no harddisk with an OS installed and tries to boot from other media (floppy, cdrom, network).
when trying network using PXE, the media error comes up.

your basic problem seems to point to your a hardware, possibly disk-controller/disks?