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August 18, 2012 6:28:55 PM

Hello Guys

Last night I nocked over my computer's tower while it was on, It froze and the graphics messed up. So I turned it off and restarted it.
So now when i turn it on it makes a click and a buzzing noise and the logo appears, and then it comes up with this message.

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed.

Sorry if i posted this in the wrong section.

Thanks guys

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August 19, 2012 10:49:12 AM

Can anyone help me? please...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 12:01:46 PM

Than, connect everything back and start.

If it wont start right again, clear the CMOS.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 12:03:35 PM

OK, I would remove the GPU, HDD's, RAM, SSD and all the power cables...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 12:03:44 PM

Reset the CMOS memory the right way as is described in the motherboard manual using the clear CMOS link with the power cord unplugged.
And when the battery is out, press the power button to discharge all the electricity from the system.
How To Clear CMOS @ http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmo...

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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 12:04:10 PM

OK, post your specs...

CPU:
RAM: with link please.
Motherboard:
GPU:
PSU:
HDD: /SSD
OS type + version
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a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 12:07:26 PM

Sounds like Your Hard Drive died in the fall.
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August 19, 2012 12:53:45 PM

Ok Well ive already tried removing everything and reconnecting everything and that didn't work... ill try clearing the cmos then and see if that does anything.

But my computer is dead, how do i see the specs?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 1:00:31 PM

What kind of PC is it? Who made it? Model or parts.....

Do u have video card plugged in?

What type of your connection is it to the LCD?
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a c 93 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 1:08:00 PM

anonymous1 said:
Sounds like Your Hard Drive died in the fall.

I agree. That's one of the most impact-vulnerable parts (as long as it's a mechanical hard drive), and the error message fits. Damage to other components would be more likely to result in eg. failure to POST.
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a c 82 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 1:14:07 PM

Check the power and data cables going to your HDD. Plug them back in, and see if it will boot. If it doesn't, likely your HDD has broken in the fall. That would also explain the tick and buzzing noise.

If you want to check whether its the HDD or something else, see if you can boot off your windows install disk or linux on a USB or something. If the machine can boot into those, the computer should be able to boot into Windows. So its the HDD at fault.
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August 19, 2012 1:25:17 PM

Well guys, I don't want to mess it up any more (im not sure if i can mess it up more tbh...) But its still under warranty so if i give to them they should just repair it and replace the hard drive right?

Also if i do take it back, will i need to install windows 7 again?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 1:54:56 PM

hoix said:
Well guys, I don't want to mess it up any more (im not sure if i can mess it up more tbh...) But its still under warranty so if i give to them they should just repair it and replace the hard drive right?

Also if i do take it back, will i need to install windows 7 again?

Yes, they will replace the HDD, if that's the problem.

Wasn't the windows pre-installed?
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August 19, 2012 5:15:59 PM

It was already installed but i don't know what i have to do when i get a new hard drive :/  Im not very good at this kind of stuff but thanks to you guys i have a idea of what to do.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 19, 2012 5:22:35 PM

Don't they want u to send the PC back to them to fixed that?

Where did u get the PC?
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August 31, 2012 2:40:39 PM

Best answer selected by hoix.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 31, 2012 3:19:44 PM

Good luck!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
August 31, 2012 3:19:55 PM

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