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Old 07-25-2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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Can someone help me with this error message:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No Bootable device - - insert boot disk and press any key

2nd question I was given this laptop because it would not go past the startup screen. I purchased a new hard drive and installed it. I now realize it has windows vista on the label, I don't have a vista disk. Am I able to install XP, or do I have to buy a vista program?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would love to get this laptop working.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:17 AM   #2
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Check in BIOS and make sure HDD is recognized.

In the BIOS under Boot Options make sure it is correct and not set to network boot.

If you have a Win XP installation cd then you can install that but you may have to

do a bit of searching for the Drivers.
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I think the error message is just tellng you there is no operating system installed. Look on the Acer support websiite to see if they offer the drivers . . some manufacturers do and some do not.

If you can borrow a OEM Vista DVD that matches the version on your sticker, you should be able to use it with your Product Key to install.. Otherwise, you might download Windows 7 and use it untill the retail versons come out

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