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Turn laptop on,reads system bios version:V3.50 system bios shadowed.mouse initialized. error. other page reads PXE-E61:media test failure,check cable. operating system not found

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    sounds like the hard drive is unhappy..do you have a recovery or installation cd?

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Your laptop doesn't recognised hdd.
You should go to bios to see if your hdd is there.
if you don't see your hdd in the bios, most of the time is harddrive problem (dead).
In this case, you can replace your hdd.
but if you see your hdd and you get PXE-E61 error message, your OS might be corrupted.

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