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Media test failure

Acer Aspire 5100 does not boot up past this error.

media test failure, check cable
exiting PXE Rom

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  • kushalpal Aug 24, 2008

    Some times my aspire 5100 doesnot boot. It says media test failure, check cable, exiting PXE Rom. It boots from CD and some times from hard disk also when i try again. I understand that it is a hard disk problem, but is there any solution short of changing the hard disk.

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Sounds like your hard drive is unhappy..can you boot from recovery disk?

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