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Laptop problem the laptop starts but it dose not go to the start up page it says media test failure

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I'll give you the bad news. Sounds like your hard drive has failed. laptop problem - sad.gif

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Dell beep codes:

If your computer beeps during start-up:
Run Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause.

Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1-3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
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Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause.

Contact Dell for technical assistance.




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Toshiba satellite pro l450-13q PXE-E61 media test failure check cable


This indicates hard drive issues, or windows files have been corrupted. If you have a backup disk try and load windows, no change! have the hard drive tested for possible replacement.

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The media test failure could indicate a failed hard drive. You can order one for cheap on newegg.com or pick one up at bestbuy for under $50 You would need a 2.5" sata hard drive. Comment if you need help installing it.
You will want to contact toshiba and order the recovery media. There is no way to just download it unfortunately.
Toshiba Support for the United States Computers: (800) 457-7777 (toll-free) or (949) 859-4273
Toshiba contact page http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/navShell.jsp?cf=su_contact&pf=true
Tell them you need to order "recovery discs" and they will probably ask for the serial number. I've seen the recovery media run from $16-80 depending on manufacturer.
Comment if you need additional assistance.

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