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Operating System Not Found

I have a Sony Vaio laptop (PCG-K15). When I turn it on, I get an error that says "SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK6021GAS-(PM) Warning: Immediately back-up your data an replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue." When I press F1, it says "Operating System Not Found" Unfortunately my CD drive hasn't been working for a while, so I do not have access to any of the recovery disks. I tried to use the F10 function, but nothing happens, I also cannot access the menu by pressing F8. The only thing that I can access (that I know of) is the BIOS menu (F2). I would love to try to recover the data on my computer if possible, but if not, is there at least some way that I can do a system recovery? Please help!!! Thanks!

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  • bazball9 Nov 25, 2008

    Ok, so I looked through the BIOS and I was unable to find anything with SMART that I could disable. However, by trying different options in the BIOS I am able to get a different error message...I just have no idea what it means! By going through the Advanced Menu and into the Parallel Port Menu, I can disable the parallel port. Then when I restart I get the same SMART failure error, but after I press F1 I get a new message. "For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.12 (010817). PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable, PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082). Does anyone know what this means, or if its better or worse? Again, the main problem is I DO NOT have access to my CD drive on the laptop. I do however have an external CD drive which I attempted to install, however at the end of the installation, when I had to restart, this happened. So I don't know if it is properly installed on the computer. Is there any way to access this external hardrive to run the recovery disks. I tried to attach it through the USB ports, but to no success. I don't have too much experience with these kind of computer problems....Any help or suggestions would be great! Thanks again!

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You should change a hdd cable and restart the computer.after that you check c:\ drive.

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Your Hard Disk Drive is facing SMART status check failure. It is very dificult to try anything because your CD drive also not working. Enter the bios and see if there is any option for you to disable SMART. That way the error messege will disappear, but you need a good cd drive to install a OS

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  • spacewalker Nov 25, 2008

    The error about media test failure is nothing to worry about. Also you don't need to disable the parallel port. Since you have a external cd drive, connect it to your laptop, enter bios and look for the option where you can chage to Boot Device order. If you can find one then set the first boot device to USB CDROM If this option is available. Then insert a XP installation disc in your cd and you will be able to boot from cdrom. If cannot find USB CDROM option then tell all the available option there

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Hiiiiiiiiii ther
how r u ??
1st u need to reinstal the OS
so u could repair the OS from teh original windows CD
by copying the file sys again
or by going to repair consol in the CD
but if this didn't work
than u could reinstal the OS BUT WITHOUT FORMATING the sys partition
than u can back up ur data and than make a clean instlation
and if u need any further assistance email me
u take care and have fun
salammmmmm {bye in arabic }
p.s rate me thanks

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    ayman farag Nov 26, 2008

    hiiii ther

    how r u ??

    i told u u need to reinstal ur OS

    Realtek RTL8139 is sound driver and controler diver

    it's media failure . it's nothing . don't worry about it

    but what u should worry about it's messing with teh bios setting :D don't change any thing u don't know what it will do

    so change teh bios setting to the defult again

    and this check cable message is kind weird if it was on desktop pc it's ok the cable migh get loos or something but in laptop it's kind weird

    but don't worry about it just now

    and about ur extenal CD

    just go to the bios priority boot list and make the usb CD driver 1st

    and just boot from it

    and if u need any further assistance email me
    u take care and have fun
    salammmmmm {bye in arabic }
    p.s rate me thanks

  • ayman farag
    ayman farag Nov 26, 2008

    hiiii ther

    how r u ??

    i told u u need to reinstal ur OS

    Realtek RTL8139 is sound driver and controler diver

    it's media failure . it's nothing . don't worry about it

    but what u should worry about it's messing with teh bios setting :D don't change any thing u don't know what it will do

    so change teh bios setting to the defult again

    and this check cable message is kind weird if it was on desktop pc it's ok the cable migh get loos or something but in laptop it's kind weird

    but don't worry about it just now

    and about ur extenal CD

    just go to the bios priority boot list and make the usb CD driver 1st

    and just boot from it

    and if u need any further assistance email me
    u take care and have fun
    salammmmmm {bye in arabic }
    p.s rate me thanks

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SOURCE: smart failure predicted on hard disk toshiba mk4025gas ( pm )

This means your hard drive is bad or about to go bad and needs to be replaced. If you can still access the drive, immediately back up anything important to you. You will then need to replace the hard drive. Thanks and please take a moment to rate this solution with a fixya rating, even if the news isn't what you wanted to hear. Thanks! :c)

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