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Start up just switched my laptop on after not being used for months, brings up error saying: pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable. please help

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When you get this error, it is because the notebook is trying to boot from a server or from a network, which unfortunately means that your hd took a bath. When you start up your notebook, do you hear the hd spinning up? Do you see the icon on the front of the notebook for the hd light up? If you answer no to both of those questions, you will need a new hard drive.

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    When you get this error, it is because the notebook is trying to boot
    from a server or from a network, which unfortunately means that your hd
    took a bath. When you start up your notebook, do you hear the hd
    spinning up? Do you see the icon on the front of the notebook for the
    hd light up? If you answer no to both of those questions, you will need
    a new hard drive.

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"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, System won't boot"
1.Go to Bios Settings
2.Remove LAN booting from booting options...For laptop ,type "X" on the LAN booting option.
3.Save The configuration(F10)
This Will Solve this problem

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