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I am getting an error message when booting PXE-E61

No find the op system. The harddrive is spin up. The DVD is spin as well. I have tried the recovery disk as well it does see the harddrive. I have put it on a USB adapter kit and It see the harddrive. It says to check the Media cable.

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The hard drive is most likely failing. It is being detected but is not functioning (when a boot device isn't seen or fails to boot, the system trys to boot to network and that causes the PXE error.

Most likely, since the drive detects, but doesn't work, replace the HDD

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