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Hi my computer is playing up when i turn it on it says PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FALURE. CHECK CABLE, but all cables are good. also when i scanned it using the dianostic tool it says error code: BIOHD-8 AND ERROR CODE: a SMART TEST FAILED ON THE DRIVE CANT GET INTO ANY THING ONLY THE TOOLS PLEASE HELP ME.

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Disconnect the Floppy, CD/DVD and any other Drive you have connected and boot the machine. If the machine boots shut it down and connect the disconnected devices 1 at a time until you have it isolated. If the Computer doesn't boot and you still get the same fault then your hard drive has faulted try a different drive.

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