My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Though I did read the solution in your tips and tricks but am unable to access the BIOS setup inspite of pressing F1. Please help! Thanks
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The "Error" texts saying:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Are completely normal. This simply states that there is no external cables plugged into the specialty inputs on your toshiba laptop.
The "operating system not found" is stating that your existing hard drive is either A) dead or B) been erased.
Try to re-install your operating system, if it finds no hard drive, you'll need a new one!
check your harddrive, is it detected in bios ?
if no, it could be motherboard or hdd, but most of the time is hdd problem, so just replace it.
if yes, your operating system is corrupt, so you can reload your operating system.
The BIOS, which handles the initial start up of your computer, cannot find your hard drive and thus cannot boot your operating system (ie, Windows). Open up your computer and confirm the power cable is firmly connected to the hard drive and that the cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard is firmly secure.
If both of these check out, then try downloading this bootable CD on another computer. This CD, among other things, has a few hard drive utilities that will help further diagnose the problem.
Finally, if the utilities on this CD are unable to see the hard drive itself, then is may need to be replaced. Try testing with another hard drive or another cable to connect it to the motherboard.