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Acer Aspire 5050 won't boot up

I have an Acer Aspire 5050 that will not boot up. It has a Hitachi sata hard drive. I tried to use Hitachi's diagnostic cd. It gave me the error that I need to install driver. It didn't say which one. When I start it up it says " media test failure, check cable. exiting pxe rom. Operating system not found. Is this a faulty motherboard, or just the hard drive. I do not have a restore cd for the drivers, so I couldn't try that. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  • LaurRick1 Feb 16, 2008

    Thank you for your speedy reply. I obtained this used. The former owners never made a back up cd . They lost the Vista cd. IIs it possible to put XP Pro on it? I do know how to format and reinstall the operating system. It has no problem using the cd. I can run Hitachi diagnostic from it.

  • christie broome Mar 03, 2008

    " media test failure, check cable. exiting pxe rom. Operating system not found.

  • christie broome Mar 03, 2008

    " media test failure, check cable. exiting pxe rom. Operating system not found.

  • thesun Mar 26, 2009

    I have a similar problem. I have installed XP pro & suddenly my laptop got turned off. This happened earlier & somehow I managed to re-install the OS. Last week it happened again & while re-partitioned my disk, the disk was not detected, My friend connected his own hard disk to test this, but he also lost his hard drive. The bad thing here is both are hitachi hard drives.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Boot device not found. Install operating system msgs. Also get a msg regarding media cable. How can I restore?



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Do you know how to format or reinstall an operating system? If you do try this, get operating system cd installer and reinstall it. Once it starts, it will run a system diagnostics on your pc to check its integrity. This will enable you to determine which one of your hardwares are faulty. Let me know If you have any question.

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  • Rodrigo Gallego Feb 16, 2008

    Its just a loose connection. Get a windows installer and boot from cd, follow IB4G2008's advice. remove the hard drive and reconnect it. then reboot. Let me know if you have any question.


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  • 3,587 Answers operating system. not good. ok..can you boot from CD? if that works, and it asks you to reformat the hard drive, STOP. Take the hard drive out, and then GENTLY reinstall. Maybe that will work. HD's can fail on laptops, just by a series of vibrations or shocks to the case.

got backup for your Acer?

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 16, 2008

    ok..then do the reboot and installation with'll need to reformat the drive, and hang around. just did one myself, and took almost 2.5 hours.


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