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I found viruses on my computer today and used the recovery disk on it. First, i chose the option that had to take 8 hours, so i just cancelled it cuz i didnt want to wait that long. So, i used the option that only had to take one hour. So, after it erased and stuff the computer shut down and i opened it back up again. Then, it loaded and a black screen that said Intel (R) Boot Agent FE v4.1.18 Copyright (C) ect... PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Operating System not found please dont used confusing terms to explain. I need help now! and i cant understand "fancy computer terms". So please...!!! help me!!!

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You lost the operating system loading files, try to reinstall the windows again.

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