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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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Re: windows won't start - Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook PC Laptops

Reassemble and check for all

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Hi Jon.

Go into the BIOS confuguration by pressing the F2 key as the laptop starts up and set the BIOS to its default configuration. Save the changes by pressing the F10 key or save in the BIOS menu. The computer will restart so see if that has made any difference.
If you still get the same IDE #0 error then the hard drive is ready for failing. A replacement hard drive will not cost much at all.
Seeing as you have only spent $20 on the laptop in the first place you have got yourself a bargain there. Spend a liitle money on a new drive and OS then you could have a fully working laptop.


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HI there,
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!

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IDE #0 is where your hard drive connects to your computer's motherboard. You may be able to connect your hard drive to IDE#1 or you will have to have your motherboard replaced.

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1) follow this link and follow instructions to create a NTLDR boot disc and get back up and running


2) boot to Windows CD and repair Windows installation

Hope this helps - remember to rate :)

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