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Toshiba Media test failure, operating system not found error

I have a toshiba Satellite m305d which I have had for 7 weeks (since christmas.)  Brand new.  Never had a problem or glitch.
I took it on vacation with me.  I used it on the vacation, no problems (at least what I used of the computer, just watching dvds and such.)  I am careful about the computer in the airport and having padding and not being too jerky.  I never left the laptop in the sun or was too hard on it.  This isn't a beat up kind of laptop, this is my personal PC that I use and take care of at home and just wanted to watch dvds on my vacation.  It went through the airport screening okay and brought it home.  
I booted it up and got this error:
PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM Operating system not found

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  • luckyaudrey Feb 20, 2009

    Also wanted to add that there is NOT a dvd in the drive and I have tried taking the HDD out and putting it back in.

  • luckyaudrey Feb 20, 2009

    Actually, I called Toshiba and they had me go in and reset the BIOS settings back to factory by pressing F9 and then pressing F10 to save and exit, and that seemed to fix the problem!  Thank goodness I don't have to replace the HDD, that is the pits!

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That message means it is not reading a drive. Most likely the HDD. I would suggest you replace the HDD. That is likely the problem.

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