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Laptop crashed my wife hasn't got a system disk for her lap top so need to download and copy one

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  • kennedyned48 Feb 24, 2009

    when computor is switched on the following appears on screen intel(r)boot agent version3.0.05, copyright(c)97-2000, intelcorporatin,pxe-61:,media test failure,check cable,pxe-mof:exitingintel pxerom. insert system disk in drive, press anykey when ready

  • kennedyned48 Feb 24, 2009

    does this also work with windows xp

  • kennedyned48 Feb 24, 2009

    still comes up insert system disk does your advice still work for windows xp professional

  • kennedyned48 Feb 24, 2009

    computor still has origial hard disk we have changed nothing

  • kennedyned48 Feb 25, 2009

    we just turned the computor on one day and what i have described written on screen came up i have tried your suggestin to hold down zero before switching on but same message comes up to put system disk in

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    is ur wife's laptop working doe it have OS right now if not how it crashed what do u mean by that u have changed some parts like hard disk or what pls tell me in detail in what way it crashed

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If u have not changed ur hard disk just want to restore ur system from a crashed windows u can do it as below without any cd actually a safe copy of OS is kept at a location in the original hard drive that came with ur laptop just try this and all will be ok

BEFORE TURNING ON THE LAPTOP, press and hold the 0 (zero) button on the keyboard, then turn on the computer while holding the 0 (zero) button down. When the Toshiba logo screen appears, you can release the 0 key.

it will install the operating system as it was the day u bought the notebook

pls rate me if u find me fixing ur problem

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    Shoaib Rais Feb 24, 2009

    These instructions apply mostly to products pre-installed with
    Windows Vista. If the above method does not work, try a couple of
    times. If it does not work after several tries, you need to use the
    recovery discs for your computer in order to re-install Windows Vista.
    You should have burned these discs when you first started using the
    computer, however if you did not, you can obtain a copy of the discs by
    calling your computer's manufacturer.


  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Feb 24, 2009

    pls answer me have u changed the hard drive or check in bios if ur hard drive is shown there it seems like ur hard drive is not responding to the bios MEDIA TEST FAILURE is hdd mal function pls clarify have tried this factory reset thing then this error appears or what

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Feb 24, 2009

    yes sure it will work if ur hard disk is not replaced and it is the orig that came with ur system

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    Shoaib Rais Feb 24, 2009

    actually ur computer is unable to recognize the hard disk pls consider changing it , u have still not answered my question is this hard disk orig that came with this laptop , if yes then u should try re-seating ur hard drive take ur hard drive out by opening the screw beneath the laptop with a hdd sign on it open the compartment and then take ur hard drive out and then re fix it in the same manner see if it works , if it does not then u should email toshiba support explain ur situation they will send u a backup OS disk thru mail but they might charge u for that around 10 $ or 20 $ but it will solve ur problem , it seems like the health partition is also destroyed on ur hard drive that is y it is unable to restore the OS ,

    if restore disk doesnt help u then i am sure that ur hard disk has failed

    pls let me know if i can help u more on this


  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Feb 25, 2009

    u should email toshiba support explain ur situation they will send u a
    backup OS disk thru mail but they might charge u for that around 10 $
    or 20 $ but it will solve ur problem

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Feb 25, 2009

    just check there should be no disk in ur DVD drive and also check in BIOS setup thru F2 see if ur disk is present in Drives list pls let me know

    if it is not recognized or found by the BIOS then my friend

    i am pretty sure that ur Hard Disk has FAILED , 100% just change hard drive and everything will be ok in this case u need to contact TOSHIBA SUPPORT in ur area u will find info on www.toshiba.com and get an OS backup Disk providing serial number of ur LAPTOP there is no other solution , it is clearly written in the error intelcorporatin,pxe-61:,media test failure,check cable,pxe-mof:exitingintel pxerom.

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