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I keep getting codes pxe-e61 media test failure,

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Re-seated drive twice, then replaced drive. I reloaded win xp onto drive as it saw the drive to load, yet now on reboot i keep getting codes pxe-e61 media test failure, check cable. the other code pxe-m0f: exiting intel boot agent operating system not found.
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Something went wrong with your last installation. try reinstalling windows. But, before that go to BIOS and check the BOOTING devices

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