PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: exiting broadcom PXE ROM
Operating system not found
during that time the disc drive was sounding like it was spinning but kept on doing the same sound, so then i started thinking this hard drive isnt good and i might need a new disc drive. so i returned the hard drive. (they tested it and said it worked fine.) so i figured i needed a new disc drive. i ordered one today and was looking at the one i currently having and decided to try one more time to see if it would work with the hard drive i originally had. it started working and started installing windows. it usually stops between 43 and 50 percent done and gives me C:/I386/DRV/DTA/DTA.LST cannot be recovered and tells me to retry or abort. it doesnt retry so i have to abort and it closes the installing unfinished and says cannot format user partition.
if ANYONE can give me any advice it would be so appreciated. i just want my computer to work again.
thank you! sarah.