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Acer aspire 5630 wont boot up

My son has been using my laptop and when i try to boot up it says PXE-E61 media test failure,check cable then underneath that it says PXE-MOF exiting broadcom PXE rom operating system not found ive tried resetting the bios to default settings but it still wont boot up any help would be greatfully recieved

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It may be that the harddrive had broked, or is not properly mounted. Try removing it and then reatach it. what operating sistem do u use ?!

also try booting with a linux live cd and see if it can accesc the hard drive, if it cant, than thatşs u're problem. If it can, than u have to find out what PXE-E61 is (what component), and then test it (i presume is the hard drive or the optical unit)

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PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


Issue:

My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Solution:

Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.

Remarks:

Shouldn't be enabled by default

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