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Toshiba laptop when I start up my laptop,It says media test failure,check cable. and will not start windows,

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Re: toshiba laptop

Go into BIOS and look at the boot options. Expand the list of hard drives. If there is a "!" next to a HDD (hard disk drive) listed, that means it is disabled. Enable the HDD by pressing holding the "Shift" key, then pressing "1". Exit the BIOS and Save Changes, then reboot. If that was your problem, your system should boot properly on the next attempt.

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You don't have a USB thumb drive plugged in do you? Remove any discs ( CD, floppy etc ) & check the BIOS boot order to start with.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007

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