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No go toshiba p30-110  will not boot pxe-e61 media test failure tried new hard drive still the same turn off network boot still the same put in new dvd still the same tried to boot from cd but no go any help thanks

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  • fozziesnet Oct 25, 2007

    have tried all i was told before but did not work

  • fozziesnet Nov 02, 2007

    have tried new hard drive still the same can not boot from cd drive first.. goes to hard drive

  • fozziesnet Nov 04, 2007

    thanks for all the advice but i think i will cut my losses and buy a new one thanks again to all a+ for advice

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This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.

  1. Floppy or CD that is not bootable is currently in the computer.
  2. BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly.
  3. Hard disk drive does not have bootable files on it.
  4. The hard disk drive is bad or not connected properly.
Solution: Floppy or CD that is not bootable is currently in the computer Verify that no floppy diskette or CD is currently in the computer. If a diskette or CD is in the computer that is not bootable your computer may attempt to boot from that diskette or CD causing this error message.
BIOS is not setup properly Additional information and help with getting into BIOS or CMOS setup can be found on http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000192.htm
  1. Verify that your hard disk drive is setup and detected properly in BIOS. You're computer should list a hard disk drive installed either under the main page or the drives page in BIOS. If BIOS indicates the drive is not installed or not detected skip to Hard Disk drive is bad or not connected properly.
  2. Verify the boot options are properly set in BIOS, almost all BIOS setups should contain options specifying how your computer boots. For example, most computers should have their boot options setup similar to the below example.

     - Floppy drive
     - CD drive
     - Hard drive
     
  3. Rest your BIOS to default values. Many BIOS will enable users to reset the values to the default settings. If you've tried the above options without success try resetting the BIOS.
Hard disk drive does not have bootable files on it It is possible that command.com or another bootable file may be missing from the hard disk drive. Follow the below steps to possible resolve your issue.
Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME users
  1. Boot from a bootable floppy diskette.
  2. At the A:\> type fdisk <press enter>
  3. If you receive a message no fixed disk present, read Hard Disk drive is bad or not connected properly.
  4. If you are able to get into fdisk, choose option 4 to display the partition information. In the partition information, if the System is listed as FAT16 or FAT32 then continue to step 5. If you have a message indicating no partitions defined, no information is on your hard disk drive and you will need to create a new partition. See our fdisk page for additional information.
  5. If you see FAT16 or FAT32 in fdisk press the ESC key until back at the A:\>
  6. Once at the A:\> type, sys c: <press enter> (only do this command if you are using the same operating system that this diskette was created on).
  7. This should return a message 'System Transferred', if you receive bad command or file name and have verified you have typed the command properly, you will need to obtain a bootable diskette with the file sys.com on it.
  8. If system was transferred successfully, reboot the computer and issue should be resolved.
Windows 2000 and Windows XP users
  1. Boot from either your ERD, your bootable Windows CD, or your bootable restore CD.
  2. Once boot attempt to repair Windows. If you're able to repair Windows remove the disks and reboot the computer.
All users
If your operating system is not listed above or the above steps did not resolve your issue you can also try erasing the hard disk drive and starting over.The hard disk drive is bad or not connected properly
If you have attempted all above suggestions and you are still encountering the same issues, verify the connections are properly connected to the computer if the hard drive was recently installed or the computer was moved. 

Unfortunately, if all connections are setup properly and all the above recommendations have been attempted, it is likely that the hard disk drive is bad and it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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    arben pllana Oct 26, 2007

    Or:





    Cause:
    This is an expected operation. In the Boot Device priority setting in BIOS, you will see Removable Dev. (floppy), Hard Drive, ATAPI CD-ROM, and typically last is Intel® UNDI PXE 2.0. This setting will attempt to boot off a remote agent using the onboard NIC. By seeing this message it means the PC cannot find a boot partition on the floppy disk, hard drive or the CD ROM to load the operating system.
    Solution:

    Install an operating system or put in a bootable device into the floppy or CDROM.
    If you do not plan to boot to a remote boot host, you may disable the Intel® UNDI PXE 2.0 option from the BIOS setup utility boot order.
    Relevant Information:
    No operating system installed
    C drive does not have an operating system loaded
    No bootable floppy diskette in diskette drive
    This applies to: Intel® Desktop Board CA810E
    Intel® Desktop Board D810E2CA3
    Intel® Desktop Board D810E2CB
    Intel® Desktop Board D815EEA/D815EPEA
    Intel® Desktop Board D815EEA2/D815EPEA2
    Intel® Desktop Board D815EFV/D815EPFV
    Intel® Desktop Board D820LP
    Intel® Desktop Board VC820






    End of Interactive Support Announcement
    These products are no longer being manufactured by Intel. Additionally, Intel no longer provides interactive support for these products via telephone or e-mail, nor will Intel provide any future software updates to support new operating systems or improve compatibility with third party devices and software products.
    THESE DOCUMENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE "LEGAL INFORMATION" LINK BELOW.For information on currently available Intel products, please see www.intel.com and/or developer.intel.com

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    arben pllana Oct 26, 2007

    And i forgot :



    check power suplay and ram???Let me know if u get help???

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    arben pllana Nov 02, 2007

    Then ur motherboard is damanged sir just buy new

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If you can get into BIOS check your boot order.  Set you HDD to first, then CD, then floppy, remove network if listed.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

  • Jerry Hess Nov 03, 2007

    You have been given a lot of good advice but nothing worked. You never told me in what "boot order" your Bios was set for. That was part of the "pxe-e61 error message" you were getting. You needed to set the "HDD" as first, with the old HDD installed so your machine would see the OS installed on it. Then you could have made a recovery disc. And then "maybe" you could have installed a new HDD and DVD and had a nice machine.

    You have now spent money on a new HDD and DVD player not counting the time lost on trouble shooting your laptop. It was pointed out this laptop is no longer supported by Intel. It is now time to cut your looses. You could possibly buy a new motherboard but it is unlikely you could find one. Plus the effort is greater than the good.

    Your only solution now is to buy either a new laptop or an used one. Remember if you buy an "used" one you might run into the same problems as you just did. The new HDD and DVD could be sold or you could install them in portable cases and make them portable USB drives.

    In any even, unless this laptop was in the hands of a knowledgeable technician where he could really work on it, it is a lost cause. Wish I had better news, but that's my opinion.

  • Jerry Hess Nov 05, 2007

    Thank you for your comments. Wish we could do more for you and your final decision is the best. Please consider this problem solved.

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