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Errors with thinkpad x31

At the start up, there's a following error:
Pxe-efw:media test failure, check cable.
Pxe-m0f: exiting intel boot agent.
Operating system not found

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It sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad in the computer. Can you boot off a cd?

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