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Toshiba satellite pro

Yes well thank you for that it was helpfull but did not work i cant even get into the bios i have presed f2 f8 del all on boot up but nothing i have tried to boot from cd it just says enter disk please help danny

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    Daniel Middleton Oct 09, 2008

    i took out the HDD and my freind has the same laptop and i loaded windows xp on his one with my HDD and worked perfect and i put it into my laptop and nothing just says media test failure

  • Daniel Middleton
    Daniel Middleton Apr 27, 2009

    yes i got it thank you with the esc key thanks



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This doesn't look good. I don't have an unlimited amount of experience and I surely don't know for sure what is going on, but it sounds like the main board might be at fault here. I wouldn't rely on a free response on a help site as a definitive answer, so maybe you can check out a few more things.

Is there a way to test your friend's HDD on your laptop? I guess that will quickly show you what kind of friendship you have. the good news is that there is not really a chance that it will damage his/her HDD, the bad news is that there isn't a good chance it will work.

How about this, instead of F8, try going into the BIOS settings, either with F1 or F2 (like you tried). Or it might be ESC, especially if you see a "splash" screen (a screen with a big Toshiba logo) on startup.

In the BIOS setup, look for boot options and make sure it wants to boot from CD/DVD first instead of from your HDD. You might have already done this, but it's a good place to start. Inversley, if it's already trying to boot from the CD/DVD drive, maybe THAT is the failing media. It's a long shot, but why not try it. In either case, change which device it's booting from first, so you at least get a change in boot priority.

It might be time for a professional though. Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 09, 2008


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