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    There's a lot of things that can go wrong. More details are needed to tell what's wrong. Do you see error codes? Does the computer beep at all when you turn it on? Do you see Windows start and then stop with an error? Do you see BIOS information when it's first turned on? Try getting into the BIOS with either the Del or F1 keys (depends on your system). The Basic setup in BIOS will show you your CD drive(s) and hard drive(s) if it can recognize them.

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Check the cable IDE cable to the HDD, check in the bios set up if the HDD is detected if not set it to auto detect. To enter bios set up, press delete on the during boot.

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The hard drive is a mechanical device that WILL fail - it is only a matter of time. Since you are being prompted that yours is about to fail, you need to get a backup of your data as soon as possible.

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I have a w3622 and put in a new hard drive and tried to use the OS disk that came with the computer. what I get is PXE-E61: media test failure. check cable. Disk boot failure.insert system disk.


Hello,

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having. Try the following tips and lets see if we can get it up and running.

-Set the boot order in BIOS to boot from the disk drive first. In order to get to the BIOS, you will need to select BIOS option or Settings when the machine is booting up.

Most often, the above error is caused due to incorrect BIOS settings or a faulty hardware, such as hard disk. Sometimes, the error may also occur if the computer tries to boot from a device, on which it cannot find the required boot files. An improperly connected hard disk is also known to cause the same type of issue.


You should follow the below steps sequentially in order to isolate the cause and solve the issue:
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  • Check if no other storage device is connected to the computer. If it is, remove it.
  • Enter the BIOS setup when trying to start the computer and see if hard disk has been correctly setup and detected in BIOS. If the hard disk cannot be detected due to any reason, you should consider the next suggestion as it might be physical failure.

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Since this is a laptop, your most inexpensive troubleshooting and fix for this would be to test another ATA 5 hard drive in the machine. If you can successfully re-install Windows on it, the ATA/IDE controller is most likely fine and the issue is just with your hard drive.

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S.M.A.R.T is an acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology systems (SMART) and it's usually built in to most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.
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All this means on most modern drives is the hard drive is coming close to the maximum tolerances

I usually switch off in the bios smart monitoring.

This system is trying to predict a possible failure, which may or may not occur..

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