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    Default HELP! Laptop refuses to work!

    I have a laptop which is as follows:
    Dell Studio laptop
    pentium dual core
    3030M system RAM PASSED
    1024 KB L2 CACHE
    SYSTEM BIOS SHADOWED
    VIDEO BIOS SHADOWED
    FIXED DISK :0 HITATCHI HI9542512K99A00
    ADAPTI CD-ROM: TSST CORP DVD+/- RW TS-T633A
    MOUSE INITIALISED

    When I press Esc it comes up with the info as above which flashes for literally a second then it comes up as follows:
    Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v11.0.9
    Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intep Corporation
    All rights reserved
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
    Operating System not found


    I am trying to put windows xp on it but it is not happening. I had problems with it and was advised to replace the hard drive which I did (upgraded to larger one at same time) and replaced the battery as this was old and needed replacing.

    Please be honest - have I wasted my cash buying new hard drives etc - is it mendable or should I just chuck it, send the pieces back to the store and get a new laptop?

    If it is mendable please give step by step instructions! I have some experience but am not an expert!

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    I suggest you use a PC with a HDD enclosure (laptop drive size) or an external HDD adapter and format the new HDD to ntfs
    (make sure it is set as a master HDD)

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5771278_inst...ard-drive.html
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