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PXE-E61 problem occured when i opened my laptop Compaq Presario 2500, it appear PXE-E61: media failure system boot, as check the bios setting no hard drive found,what wi i do to fix it?

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Your disk-drive has failed.
So, your computer tried to boot itself over the Ethernet network,
by "broadcasting" a request for booting. When either the network-cable was _NOT_ connected, or when _NO_ computer responded to the "broadcast" message, you get "PXE: media failure".

Take your computer to a qualified technician,
to remove the "dead" disk-drive,
to replace the disk-drive,
and to reinstall Windows.

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