how do I reinstall MBR? everything above BIOS has been wiped

May 9, 2018 at 05:37:06
Specs: Windows 7, unknown
everything above BIOS has been wiped out

how do I reinstall everything above BIOS ???

"media test failure . check cable"

and exiting PXE ROM" are part of the error messages scrolling

PXE-E61
PXE-MOF

are the error messages


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#1
May 9, 2018 at 05:40:10
Can you reset the bios defaults?
https://www.computerhope.com/issues...

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#2
May 9, 2018 at 06:15:19
Sounds like a hardware failure, specifically your hard disk.

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#3
May 9, 2018 at 07:27:26
Explain how "everything above BIOS has been wiped".

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#4
May 9, 2018 at 08:27:26
""media test failure . check cable"
and exiting PXE ROM" are part of the error messages scrolling
PXE-E61
PXE-MOF"

Your computer is attempting to boot from a network drive; no network drive is being detected so you're being prompted to check the network cable. Either the hard drive has failed or the boot order settings in the BIOS are incorrect.

https://www.computerhope.com/issues...

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#5
May 9, 2018 at 09:47:03
the hard drive has failed.

I wiped the hard drive clean with a boot and nuke (Darik's open source boot and nuke)

I did it several times and may have permanently damaged the HDD


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#6
May 9, 2018 at 11:30:35
DBAN won't kill a HDD unless it's already got one foot in the grave.

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#7
May 9, 2018 at 12:20:11
You may need to enter the BIOS (setup) screens and set the boot order to CD/DVD first then HDrive. Verify the hard drive is seen by the BIOS. If so, boot to your Windows installation disk.

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#8
May 9, 2018 at 16:22:23
I believe that the HDD that is causing me problems is the laptops original HDD

so, yeah, I think you are right

The HDD may be shot

Thanks!!


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#9
May 9, 2018 at 20:38:26
The hard drive is shot. Odds are very good it is a Seagate that came with it. Nearly all of the factory installed HD's that have failed on computers (desktops & laptops) at home and work that I have seen personally since 1995 have been Seagate (consumer and small business grade). I know for sure of ten of them, two I was not present when they were replaced. I wouldn't know about retail purchased ones because I do not purchase Seagate drives. I understand that their enterprise level are better.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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