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Trouble Reloading Start-Up Disk on Toshiba Satellite 1905-S301

Upon starting my computer, after the the Tosiba sign appears, I get one of a couple of error messages;PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE; or PXE-M0F EXITING INTEL PXE ROM; OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND; or ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM. I tried reloading the o/s and after it starts to format the drive, the hard drive light stays lit and nothing happens. I tried to load just Windows, while 20 percent of formatting the hard drive, I get error POSSIBLE BAD DRIVE, i am ready to switch drives, but I dont want to the lose money if that is not the problem. And if i do purchase another HD (mk4018gap 40 gig), can I get larger drive? please help. thanx, Jazz

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  • mtymufasa Mar 07, 2008


    my computer is old (bought new 7 yrs ago)i have tried the orginal installation disk, but hard drive stays lit. ive tried another xp disk and get a disk error in the middle of formatting. i have a feeling its the hard drive. now, i believe the HDD i currently have is a ATA. Jazz

  • sherrynms Jan 11, 2009

    My Toshiba just shuts off. When it does it will not come back on. It was left off the power source and when I tried to use it it cut off. I plugged it back in and still would not come on. I took the battery out and it came back on so I put the battery back in and it worked fine until this morning when it just cut off again any ideas



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Checl all internal cable connections (unplug-plug

Check all internal cable connection to be correct, start and observe messages to see if your HDD is recognized by bios and memory test is ok.
If problem remains try to boot from CD with original operating system disk in CDROM.

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Please try changing the HDD. If same thing happens the problem may be with ur O/s Cd or the Mother board
Please let me know this is used machine or New one. If new one please take a different O/S cd and install it.

If you are installing XP and your HDD is SATA then you need sata drivers.

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