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Acer/aspire 5742z Pxe-E61 media test failure,check cable,no bootable device-insert boot disk how to fix ? no boot disk

Turned off computer and when turn back on did not start. finally tryed to recover using recovery disks had created when done with disks. now getting problem i listed

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SOURCE: Aspire 5315, no bootable device, PXE-E61 media test failure,

With any standard laptop (your Aspire included) the default boot disk should be set to drive C:
If the system is not finding drive C:, the boot sector may be damage or the drive may have failed completely.
Depending on your operating system (probably Win XP for this one) you can make a boot disk on a friend's optical drive and change the boot sequence in the BIOS setup to your optical drive. Just make sure the disk you've made is compatible with the drive in your Aspire; such as CD - DVD+-, etc.
Once you can get some kind of prompt, either from a basic Desktop or just E:\ from your boot CD, try typing in "C:" (without the quotes) to see if it is accessible. If not, the drive may be bad.
If the drive is still readable, you have more work to do to restore the damaged boot sector. 

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: comp won't boot

This could also happen if the hard drive is dead and trying to boot the next item or the BIOS has the Netboot option set as the first boot device.

Jump into your BIOS and make sure that the boot order is CDROM then USB then HDD. Then try again. Let us know what happens.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my acer aspire 5315 is stuck n i have no disk to reformat

the computer can't detect the hard drive to start from it or, then theres a problem with your windows. Use the recovery discs or windows setup cd to try to install windows to the computer again to fix the problem. Let me know how that goes. Thanks

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

corahudo
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SOURCE: No bootable device

Do you have the original cds for the computer? If you do, you will hae to download everything beginning with windows whatever you have. Unfortunately eveerything saved on your hard drive will be erased, but your computer should work after completing this.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

Keynan
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SOURCE: PXE-E61 : Media test failure

It sounds like your hard disk has gone, or not being recognized by the computer... Check if it seats well in it's place.
Unfortunately, laptop HDDs don't last long these days.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

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