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When i turn my lap top on it comes up with :- pxe-e61: Media test failure, Check cable Then pxe-mof: Exiting broadcom pxe rom. Operating system not found i was on it last night and today i cant do nothing with it your help would be much appreciated Thank You

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Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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