laptop wont boot

  Rocker 20:15 14 Jan 07
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hi i got a ibm thinkpad t20 laptop that worked fine lastnight but just went to boot it up for the first time today and it wont boot i get the following message.

intel r boot agent version 4.0.15
pxe-e61:media test failure check cable
pxe-mof:existing intel pxe rom
operating system not found

anyone know what the problem is.
menythanks

  Totally-braindead 20:36 14 Jan 07

It sounds like either the hard drive has failed or more likely the cable has come adrift. If its a hard drive that you can get at without dismantling the computer, ie if its in a drive tray that you can get at from the outside and you can unplug it then try removing and refitting it. If not and its a new unit I would return it.

  Rocker 20:45 14 Jan 07

thanks Totally-braindead i will check the cable oh its not new i have had it about 2years

  Rocker 20:01 15 Jan 07

thanks for your help Totally-braindead it was a dead hard drive i put a new one in now its up and running.

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