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Toshiba a10 does not give me the option to put lan

I have been into the bios and set the cd-rom as first but it still goes to a PXE-E61 error. there is no way to set the lan to last with the cr-rom first, what can I do?, ideas please..thanks

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Are you trying to install Windows or reinstall Windows?
The PXE-E61 POST error means the BIOS cannot detect the hard disk, either a faulty hard disk or a faulty disk controller.
Check the BIOS and see if it has detected the hard disk, some BIOS also have a hard disk diags, if so run it to test the hard drive.
My guess is that you have a faulty hard disk.

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