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Getting media test failure, check cable error when computer boots

Media test failure errorThis issue is often caused by either an incorrect setting in CMOS Setup or a bad boot device, such as a bad hard drive.

  1. Unless you are trying to boot from a disc, remove any CD or DVD in the computer.
  2. Remove any connected USB drive (e.g. iPod, Smartphone, or removable hard drive).
  3. Verify your boot options are properly set in CMOS setup. We recommend having the CD or disc drive as your first boot device and then hard drive as the second boot device.
  4. If your CMOS Setup has an option to boot from the LAN, disable this option.
  5. If you have changed any CMOS settings, make sure to save and reboot the computer.

If this does not resolve the issue, try resetting the CMOS values to the default settings, save, and exit.

If the issue persists, you may want to check the cable connections to the hard drive or CD drive inside the computer. Open the computer case and check the cables to make sure they are securely connected to the drives. You can try removing the cable and reconnecting it as well, to make sure it is connected properly.

Finally, if none of the above suggestions resolve this error, go through the Invalid or Non-System Disk error troubleshooting steps, which is related to this error message.

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