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Media Test Failure, Can't Boot

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"BOOTMGR is missing

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

The way to fix bootmgr is to do start up repair but how do I run start up repair if it won't boot from anything? And I can't find an option in bios to disable the hard drive? And I can't open the case because it would void the warranty? And Dell says that my two year warranty, which has a year left, doesn't cover this problem because it's an OS problem, but the reason I can't fix the OS problem is because the computer won't boot from anything and isn't that a hardware failure?

Thank you for any help!

XPS15 L502x

8GB DDR3

NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB

750GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Windows 7 Home Premium

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230

2nd Gen Intel i5-2

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  • Reboot and quickly hit F12 key for Dell Diagnostics or F8 and do a repair

    It sounds like it is a hardware problem in that the hard drive is probably toast.

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Precision M6300 - Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa / Ubuntu 12.04.5 dual-boot
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3