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On startup theres an error "media test failure, check cable" operating system not found, computer wont start

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That sounds like your hard drive is either not connected or faulty.

If the system is out of warrenty and you know a little bit about the insides of a pc then try removing and reconnecting the hard drive cables.

If that doesnt work, you could try a different cable or try connecting the cable to a different IDE socket on the motherboard.

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Mike

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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