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Windows won't start

My toshiba satellite A45 wont start windows . This is the message
I DE # 0 error

Intel (r) boot agent
fe v4.1.10
(c) 1997-2003 IC

pxe-egi- Media test failure. Check cable
pxe-mof exiting Interl boot agent

Insert system disk in drive

Press any key when ready

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  • ravenplay Nov 08, 2007

    I never dessemble the laptop. I was runing an antivirus and that day died. Is possible that is the hard drive ?



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Reassemble and check for all

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