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Satellite not wanting to boot.... need help

Basically the laptop will not boot from the hard drive, and it will not boot from a cd also.... I don't know how to fix this issue and need serious help! If you can help I would greatly appreciate it, I also keep getting a message "Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Reatek RTL8139(x)/8130/810x PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM."

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  • laptop4sa953 Jan 04, 2009

    Done all that and still nothing, I'm honestly not sure what to do, but I'm getting very annoyed. Any other ideas? It started to read discs and was working perfectly, while I was trying to reformat then it just stopped working again and posting the same message.

  • laptop4sa953 Jan 04, 2009

    tried all of them same problem, message popping up about the PCI fast ethernet controller, don't know what else to do, says hardware company is realtek, I guess I need a new motherboard.

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Disconnect any USB or other external drives or network cables connections

Boot to your BIOS (F2) menu and make sure the boot sequence is set to boot first on HD or CD ROM (whichever you prefer).

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Ed Deguzman
    Ed Deguzman Jan 04, 2009

    Does it POST ? Make sure your HD is properly installed and enabled in BIOS. Try another similar HD and if that boots up then your original one is going bad and its not the system.

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