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New hard drive, getting PXE-E61 media test failure, check cable

\015 Hello, i have a gateway 6518GZ notebook. i am attempting to reinstall windows xp onto a new hard drive that i bought off of ebay. i get...PXE-E61: media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: exiting broadcom PXE ROMOperating system not foundi was under the impression that i would just be able to put the hard drive in and reinstall windows but it isnt happening that way?can anyone help me?in really easy instructions? i know a little but not a ton...thank you.\015

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Broadcom is a maker of Network cards and PXE is a generic name for Network Boot Bios .. have you set your Laptop to boot from a network before CD ?? (go into BIOS @ power on and set CD first, hard disk second)

If not, then it can't see any other bootable device so ends up trying the network as a 'last resort' ...




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