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Does not boot

I've got a brand new Lenovo 3000 N500 notebook. It doesn't boot. First I received the PXE-E61 POST error, but since a couple og hours ago even that doesn't appear. I tried several BIOS boot settings, but no success. I would clear the CMOS memory somehow, if I can find it. Please, help. Thanx, Gabor

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    The notebook doesn't even turns to the WIn install CD. Formerly, it tried to boot from the CD and install the WIN XP, but it ended with a blue screen error message. But now it doesn't do it any more: There is a very short screen about the hw resources and then the screen is cleared and nothing happens.

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I see that you are having issues with you Thinkpad R61 Laptop getting an Error 7, PXE-e61 Media test Failure.

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