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Acer 4520 laptop media test failure

Boots to nvidia boot agent screen - pXE - e61: media test failure check cable and PXE - M0F: Exiting nvidia boot agent. It isn't finding an operating system. No, my brother-in-law did make a recovery disk when he got it. Anything else i can do for him?

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  • CJ Ellis Jan 19, 2009

    I checked inside the laptop & reseated the hard drive cables. We've ordered an eRecovery disk from the manufacturer (Acer) and will see how that works (hopefully it will boot to the CD & format the hard drive before installing the OS & programs). Thanks for the help.

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Your hardirve is damaged or your partition is corupted to fix this problem reinstall windows and make a new paetition or check inside your computer to see if a cable from the hardrive is desconnected.

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