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Acer travelmate 4010 model zl1 ; pxe-e61: media test failure , check cable; system won't boot; operating system not found

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See this on-line thread from other users. I'd be leary about the posts that advocated hitting the laptop...

http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3247.shtml

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check your boot order options first and set it to boot
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3. Floppy (or usb if you know how to do this)
4. network(aka PXE)

If it still fails then yes there MAY be an issue with your hard drive.

Check all hard drive connections before running off for a new one.
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