Question about Toshiba Satellite M30 Notebook
My laptop doesn't seem to want to reboot. The screen comes up with:
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable. PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel boot agent. Operating System Not Found.
What command do I type in to get it up and running?
Enter BIOS by hitting F2. Go to Boot tab and change to default boot. I had the same problem and it worked for me.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Enter the laptop's BIOS and switch the boot device.
Make sure its a local drive (C) and make sure LAN boot is OFF.
Let me know if it worked out.
If the problem persists you might have to flash your BIOS
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
SOURCE: Evo N200
The BIOS, which handles the initial start up of your computer, cannot find your hard drive and thus cannot boot your operating system (ie, Windows). Open up your computer and confirm the power cable is firmly connected to the hard drive and that the cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard is firmly secure. If both of these check out, then try downloading this bootable CD on another computer. This CD, among other things, has a few hard drive utilities that will help further diagnose the problem. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ Finally, if the utilities on this CD are unable to see the hard drive itself, then is may need to be replaced. Try testing with another hard drive or another cable to connect it to the motherboard.
Posted on Oct 10, 2006
I have three kids with the same Acer Aspire 3680-2681. All in over a year have had this. The first sat til we gave up and just tore apart. Put back together, it worked, better. Nothing done. The second, a couple months later, we just took out the hard drive, made sure it was in the correct and full way in, and it worked. This week, the third, same problem, same solution, Took out the hard drive, put it back in snuggly and it worked. It has two screws that SEEM to hold it in place but it does slip out. BEFORE you do all these other ms-dos things and other crazy time consuming file losing pictures forever gone things, try this, and bring a can of compressed air, get the dog hair and dust out while you are there.
It seems to be a small engineering thing with the screw placement and holding of the thing securely in my humble opinion.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
SOURCE: Trying to start my computer
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm has a Disc Fitness Test programme. It produces a floppy to boot from DOS into Windows. My Satellite 1110 has the same error message, PXE-E61. The BIOS shows "no HDD". The DTF found no fault on the HDD. (full test took 45minutes) Give it a try. I know, you need a working computer to down load it-- and DOS and a floppy drive on the faulty one. There are USB adaptors for floppy drives. Tomorrow I prise the 1110 apart and will clean all the cable and connectors. Good luck. Bryan
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm has a Disc Fitness Test programme. It produces a floppy to boot from DOS into Windows. My Satellite 1110 has the same error message, PXE-E61. The BIOS shows "no HDD". The DTF found no fault on the HDD. (full test took 45minutes) Give it a try. I know, you need a working computer to down load it-- and DOS and a floppy drive on the faulty one. There are USB adaptors for floppy drives. Tomorrow I prise the 1110 apart and will clean all the cable and connectors. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
Go into SETUP (F2, DEL, Cntl-S or somesuch at boot time - or hold F1 key down and force and error and then change your BOOT order to CDROM, HDD. It is Currently NETWORK, CDROM, HDD or the like.
PXE is Network directed bootup, and your LAN connection is waiting or the proper code or instruction or server. You need to turn that off, and BIOS SETUP is where to do it ;-)
Hope that helps
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
looks like it's unable to find the harddrive to boot from.
It's trying to boot from a network location now.
Try entering the bios and see if you have an option to run a scan on the harddrive
Also check the boot options - make sure that it starts from the harddrive BEFORE it tries to boot from network.
Posted on May 04, 2011
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