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Hard drive failure

When i try to start-up my computer i get a black screen with the message error loading operating system or it says missing operating system. Is my hard drive failing because i have gotten a blue screen more than once during its operation recently? I would also like to know if its possible to switch to a solid state hard drive or should i just replace it with the same one?

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  • Jeremy L. Winchester May 09, 2013

    i tried to boot it up using safe mode, but it doesnt even give me the option it just shows those error messages from before. could i switch to a solid state drive to replace his hard drive or do i have to replace it with te same one?

  • David Greene
    David Greene May 09, 2013

    Please try the 2nd option which is to do a start up repair. Insert the installation disc before replacing it. The replacement should be the same hard drive.

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Hello,
Try booting to safe mode. Restart your computer and tap F8 until you see the options to boot to safe mode. Use the arrow keys to highlight safemode and hit enter.
If it doesn't gets in, then you would need to do a start up repair.
Look for the operating system installation disc and insert it. Restart the computer and let it run the repair.
If it's not fixed, then you can try doing an operating system reinstallation. If it doesn't work, then I suggest you buy a new hard drive.

David

Posted on May 09, 2013

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Check all internal cable connection to be correct, start and observe messages to see if your HDD is recognized by bios and memory test is ok.
If problem remains try to boot from CD with original operating system disk in CDROM.







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There's a possiblility that you can still recover your files. Try to plug your hard drive to a different PC and check if it detects it. Otherwise, there's no hope but to buy a new hard drive.

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SOURCE: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

check your harddrive, is it detected in bios ?
if no, it could be motherboard or hdd, but most of the time is hdd problem, so just replace it.
if yes, your operating system is corrupt, so you can reload your operating system.

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change your boot sequence in the bios to 1st: cd 2nd: DD etc.... i think it is trying to boot fron LAN

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There should be a factory image on the HD when you try restarting it. Hold down the F8 key or F10 key while its rebooting this should start the recovery process you shouldnt need a windows disk.

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