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The Hard disk drive was not detected by the system. Turn off the laptop and try to reinsert the hard disk. Start the PC up and go to Bios/Cmos set up by hitting the F2/Del key.. check if the hard disk drive is in first boot set in boot priority device at ADVANCED settings. then exit and save settings.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
Xp can only "See" a hard drive up to about 128GB, if its bigger than that, XP won't install.
Make sure your drive is properly connected, and jumper in the right place (1 drive, set to master) If it used to work before your problem, should be ok.
Then boot from your windows disk. If your bios is set to boot from the hard drive, if there's no operating system on your hard drive it can't boot.
If its set to boot from the hard drive first, it may, after a few seconds revert to booting from the disk drive. If not, while booting watch the screen, at the bottom it you should see "Press F2 for setup or F10 for boot options" or something similar. To temporarily change the settings, choose the boot options menu and select "Boot from CD". Restart and you should be on your way.
If that doesn't work, you may need a new hard drive.
Please try to reseat you memory RAM and try to turn ON again. If you want to retrieve Information on your HDD, you can take out your HDD from your laptop and use USB External HDD case. Please refer to link below : http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=HDD+case&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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PXE is an ability to boot from a network server for your operating system. and machine will tend to fall back on this as a last resort to find bootable media (IE the hard drive with an operating system on it.) so it would appear that if that message comes up and it doesn't do anything further, then your hard drive is either disconnected/ bad/ or infected badly. on a rare occasion the machines bios could wig out and remove the setting to even try to boot of the hard drive leaving a PXE boot only. this is rare but could happen. I would suggest you boot the system up and access bios. to check for the presence of a hard drive and the boot order setting to include a hard drive. the esasiest test is to connect a cdrom with and operating system cd on it. and see if it boots to that if so. you have most likely got a bad hard drive.
This could be any number of problems. does anything happen when you press the button, if not then the power supply has most likely died. if it turns on but doesn't boot window the it could be the motherboard or hard drive might have died. Is there any ore info you can give me?
Hello tkeymer,I’m an owner like you and will try to help.Have you had any recent electrical storm activity?Is the 120V AC source power supplying the machine on a surge protector?Good troubleshooting steps in verifying 120VAC at the service outlet, was that done with a Digital Volt Meter?If so do you feel OK to troubleshoot 120VAC power?The service manual/schematic doesn’t document the EMI filter (see page 31 of the SM) very well.I believe 120VAC power will pass thru that before being distributed in the machine.I would check 120VAC thru the EMI filter.If it is good there then we would have to get into deeper troubleshooting and verify power to the control board. There are no internal fuses that I’m aware of in the machine.Power is applied to the machine thru the main system relay K6 per the FAV6800AW schematicThe FAV6800AW schematic is located in the console of the machine.If you feel you are not qualified to troubleshoot 120VAC power in the machine I would call in a qualified repair service that is familiar with the FAV6800AW.This could be a dead Control Board issue but without a known good Control Board to swap out all we can do is verify power to the control board.Let me know how far you want to go in troubleshooting.Service Manualand Sears Parts Direct for reference.
A simple and effective task (well most of the time) is to reseat components on the motherboard. This can include unplugging the components, including but not limited to:
Hard Drive and Optical Drive Cables IDE/SATA Connectors System Ram AGP / PCI / PCI-E add in cards
Note - Never mess with the processor unless you feel qualified to do so.
If after reseating all the components, the computer still does not boot, try setting in your BIOS to start up from the CDROM and insert your recovery disc into the drive and see if the recovery detects the drive. If it does, its most likely the boot header in the file system has gone kaput. You could attempt a re-installation of Windows by choosing the repair option, however, this is a last resort thing, and if you cannot do this either, then you might be in the market for a new computer.
When a new computer is bought, you might want to buy an external USB Powered enclosure for your hard drive so you can plug it into the new tower and recover all of your documents.
I know how the failing computer feeling feels like........ So good luck!
Do you have the PXE error? The media failure is in the boot sequence, on the toshiba press F12 on boot to change boot priority, select cd/dvd or hard drive, or to preclude from happening, press F2 on boot enter BIOS, select Boot options make sure to set priority as cd/dvd, then hard drive, then network or disable network boot. network booting causes media failure.