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Acer computer want boot up...it says media test faliure check cable

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  • commodoreb Apr 27, 2008

    WUT IF THAT DONT WORK AND MY HARD DRIVE IS JUS BAD CAN I JUS BUY ANOTHER ONE

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Sounds like your boot order is set wrong or your computer is not seeing your hard drive.

When you boot your computer you must go into your System Setup (Usually by hitting Delete, F2, or F12 while the Acer logo is on the screen). Look for a menu called boot order and make sure that your hard drive is the first one in line.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

  • Richard Wilbur Apr 28, 2008

    Yes you can. Your hard drive can be replaced rather easily. You can order one straight from the manufacturer to make sure it is the proper type. Usually it unscrews from the bottom, and slides out the side. I am not farmiliar with your model, but even an Acer salesman should be able to tell you how to replace it. Good luck!

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