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Default Tried Dell XP Reinstallation via USB but unsuccessful - 05-11-2016, 12:08 AM

Yay! I'm so glad I found this forum!

I've posted elsewhere, but I haven't received many replies.

Long story short...

I received a Dell Inspiron Mini 910 from my dad. It is in good condition, battery works, and it turns on. However upon booting, it says:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

Bios says:
Fixed HDD: STEC PATA 32GB-(PM)
HDD Size: 0MB

Dad says he had that message suddenly appear one day, even though Mini had been working fine. From then on, he couldn't use it...so he trashed it...and I took it.

I made a bootable USB for Dell's Reinstallation CD for Windows XP. (Microsoft's Windows XP CD wouldn't work.) It began to work, but I ran into this problem:

Is it dead? Is there any way to test if it's dead? Can I use Knoppix TestDisk (not sure if that would work...)?

Should I bake it? I read online that you can bake hard drives to "fix" them, although this isn't my first choice. I didn't know if it would work with a half mini PCI-e.

Thanks for the help!

Last edited by Muffin49; 05-11-2016 at 12:14 AM.
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