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Hey guys. I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L670-EZ1715D. Got locked out. Factory reset... Got pxe rom after. F2 gets me here. Any suggestions for next step? Any help is truly appreciated.

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Why did you hit f2 in the first place??
can you try and tell me what you done from the very start i can try and work out why you are on the page you are on.
i can not understand why if you done a factory reset why you would be in that window not unless its asking to setup the hdd boot up.
so could you please give me more info.

Posted on Dec 06, 2016

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  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed Dec 06, 2016

    I was quite sick all weekend and cloudy in thinking. I read TONS of info from the net. Thus is why the reset was done. Took 24hrs. This AM I got the the rom error. Reading at work a few sites mentioned the F2 key and here we are. This screen is the first screen I've gotten. I'm sorry not much help.

  • NOEL
    NOEL Dec 06, 2016

    no thats ok dont be did you do a full factory reset? sorry but i will be asking you a lot its only because i am trying to work out why you are where you are. can you tell me what happens when you first start up and what you seen on the screen right upto the point you press f2...why did someone tell you to press f2?is it your windows system is not loading?.

  • NOEL
    NOEL Dec 06, 2016

    i think the reason you could be in that windows is because you need to tell the system to boot from hdd.
    this is how it should be set in most settings.
    1 = HDD
    2 => CD/Rom
    3 => USB
    4 => PXE
    so what you are looking for in that window is boot up order when you find it go in there at set it like above.
    then when you have set it to boot from hdd save it and then exit then it should shut down its self if not you tell it shut off and restart.
    let me know how you get on...i am going to give you a link togo if you get stuck it might help you out..again if it does not get back to me and we will see what the next step will be to try and get you sorted...

  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed Dec 06, 2016

    Sorry for the delay. In the boot tab it has from top to bottom: HDD/SD WDC WD 5000BPVT-75HXZT3, then CD/DVD Test Corp CCDDVDW TS-L633C, Then FDD, and finally LAN. If I understand correctly it already is the way you suggested. Gonna look at that link now.

  • NOEL
    NOEL Dec 06, 2016

    then it does sound that it is set to boot from hdd.have a look at the link i sent you and let me know if thats the way you done a reset.

  • NOEL
    NOEL Dec 06, 2016

    and again can you please let me know what happens when you do try to start it up.

  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed Dec 06, 2016

    Wow!!! Are you not the best thing since sliced bread?!? You are also my new best friend. She is under way. I did try the 10 second hold this morning waited for a beep which I never heard an then came back to that rom error screen again. I cannot even begin to thank you enough. I am TRULY thankful for all of your PATIENCE and assistance. :-)

  • NOEL
    NOEL Dec 06, 2016

    calm down you are making my head very big here are very welcome and glad i was able to help you out if you have anymore problems just give me a shout.all the best and you take care.



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