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Acer Media Test Failure

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April 6, 2013 3:25:25 PM

Hi! so my laptop turns on and then works fine for about half an hour and then i see a blue box that says your PC has experienced an error along with kernal data inpage error.

So then the computer restarts itself and then won't load up to windows 8. It keeps saying media test failure check cable, exiting broadcom PXE ROM, operating system not found. Then since i didn't know what to do i just held the power button and i closed it.

After that i thought ok let me turn it on again; this is after about 40 minutes. Then everything works fine again!! And then after some time, the whole pattern begins again!

So I have checked the boot priorty order and ide o is first. Also, as of now I think maybe I should get the fans cleaned out because the computer does tend to overheat.

Pardon my mistake if i have posted in the wrong section of the forum. So can anyone please help me understand what is wrong?
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a b * Windows 8
April 6, 2013 3:47:52 PM

sound like a hdd is going to fail, get it replace.
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a b * Windows 8
April 6, 2013 3:59:23 PM

Hi :) 

Run a hard drive test in DOS... HIRENS BOOT CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive... do NOT do this if you have an SSD...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 6, 2013 4:50:10 PM

Hi! so i was wondering can this be caused by a loose hard drive because my hard drive disk is definately loose

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a b * Windows 8
April 6, 2013 5:03:23 PM

yes, if the connection is loose, it would cause the able problem.
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