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Acer Aspire 5507Z Notebook *ACTUAL NOTEBOOK

When I start my computer, the Acer Splash screen shows up, but when it starts to boot, it tells me to check the media cable and that my operating system is not found.

What can I do to fix it? I've tried eRecovery but it also will not work.

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Sounds like the hard drive could be bad, or maybe it is trying to boot from the cd drive. The "Check media cable" is the error that bugs me. In your bios, you can usually have the computer boot from a CD Rom drive, or a usb flash drive, etc.. instead of the hard drive where the operating system is. Make that :

1. there is no cd in the cd drive.
2. When the laptop boots, don't touch the keyboard while booting.
Try that and lets see if it will boot into the cd drive.

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