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Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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I recently turned on my Dell Inspirion N5050 with Windows 7 Home Premium and received a several  codes on a black screen:

"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert boot media and press key."

Pressing any key just causes a loop where the same screen appears.

Any ideas what is wrong and how to fix it?

Thanks,

Rob

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DELL-Ravi Ch
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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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Hi Rob,

I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned in the video below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

http://dell.to/164l6g4

Please let me know the findings.

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DELL-Ravi Ch
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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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Hi Rob,

I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned in the video below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.

http://dell.to/164l6g4

Please let me know the findings.

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JT1403
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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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Im having exactly same problem.

Pre boot system assessment shows no hard drive detected.

Aptio setup utility shows fixed hdd as none.

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JT1403
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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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Im having the same problem as mentioned above.

Aptio setup utility shows fixed hdd as none.

ePSA pre boot system assessment shows warning: Hard drive- No hard driv e detected.

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ejn63
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RE: Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive not Recognized

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Unplug the system, disconnect or remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover, then the hard drive -- and reinstall it.  If it's then seen by setup, run a full diagnostic (F12 at powerup).

If it's not seen after you do the above, the drive is toast - replace it with a new one.

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