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New HDD. I just replaced new HDD in Laptop, but can not boot OS from CD. Not matter where I try to boot from HDD or DVD. Getting a message: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

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  • mctros May 06, 2010

    When I said "Not matter where I try to boot from HDD or DVD" I obvieusly been in bios setings and tried to boot from HDD and also from DVD, with the same effect. I did download BIOS and recorded on DVD, but how can I update BIOS if still the same: "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" ?

  • mctros May 06, 2010

    1. There is only 1 HDD

    2. I did explain already - I tried to boot from CD as well... (by change the setting on BIOS) and does not get "...press any key to boot from CD"

  • mctros May 06, 2010

    ...and this is SATA

  • mctros May 06, 2010

    You guys never read comments? I have done this before I did ask for help, and all of you say the same - but this is the first step and do not help

  • mctros May 06, 2010

    Who told you I can not see CD/DVD drive?

    Toshiba Satellite L300

  • mctros May 06, 2010

    Sorry, that was the other guy saing I don't see CD/DVD drive

  • mctros May 10, 2010

    this is laptop

  • mctros May 10, 2010

    just replaced DVD drive and nothing happened

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Hi,

You may need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order to CD/DVD first.

Do you have a copy of windows or any other bootable CD/DVD?

Check the cables on the hard drive, Data cable on both ends.

If you enter the Bios does it report all the drives you have installed?

Waiting your comments.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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    Ibrahim OKTAY May 10, 2010

    Hi again,



    When we click on your question, we can not able to see your previous comments. Sorry for the same advices.



    If your new HDD has previously installed operating system on it you can do followings.



    Sometimes bootable CD/DVD may not work. You can try this:



    1. Allow Hard disk boot

    2. Press F8 on startup

    3. Select Safe Mode with command prompt

    4. Select CD drive ":"

    5. type "Setup"

    6. Press Enter key







    You can try to login as below:



    - Try to log in Safe Mode (one of the selections). Press F8 during startup, Select "Last Known Good Configuration" option ( This option starts Windows by using the previous good configuration.)

    - Then install your new device driver. (You can use control panel menu, Adding device drivers)




    Hope this helps.

  • Ibrahim OKTAY
    Ibrahim OKTAY May 10, 2010

    Hi again,



    When we click on your question, we can not able to see your previous comments. Sorry for the same advices.



    If your new HDD has operating system on it you can do followings.



    Sometimes bootable CD/DVD may not work. You can try this:



    1. Allow Hard disk boot

    2. Press F8 on start up

    3. Select Safe Mode with command prompt

    4. Select CD drive ":"

    5. type "Setup"

    6. Press Enter key







    You can try to log in as below:



    - Try to log in Safe Mode (one of the selections). Press F8 during start up, Select "Last Known Good Configuration" option ( This option starts Windows by using the previous good configuration.)

    - Then install your new device driver. (You can use control panel menu, Adding device drivers)




    Hope this helps.

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Hello. That error means is trying to boot from any device and then it ends with ethernet because the hard drive is new.
Depending on the model of your laptop you either have to press F12 or F10 as soon as you turn your laptop on to get the boot menu. Or press DEL or F2 to go to the SETUP. Under Advance Settings you will see (or if you have a boot menu) the boot order. Select the CD/DVD to boot first THEN the Hard drive.
If you give me the model of your laptop, I can tell you which key to press so you can accomplish that.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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    Leonardo Garcia May 06, 2010

    well "obvieusly" either your CD Rom or CD is bad! try an external optical drive.

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    Leonardo Garcia May 06, 2010

    Who said anything about you not seeing the CD/DVD drive. I´m not going to argue with you. I´m trying to help you!. Maybe there could be a problem with the optical drive. The fact that the controller is good (that´s why you see it on the BIOS) it doesnt mean the laser is good, that´s you dont get the ¨Press any key .... ¨ If you are certain you have a good Windows CD Try an external USB optical drive and boot from it and see if it works.

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Hi! You may have a faulty dvd drive. Try cleaning the optical lens for it may be dirty thats why the bootable cd cant be read and gives you an error message. Try using a cd lens cleaner to clean the optical lens. If no luck, I would suggest that you replace the dvd rom to read your bootable cd. Once replaced I believe that you'll be good. HOpe this helps and have a good one!

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Sounds like cable select option the the HDD is wrong or the cable for the DVD rom/cd rom is not connected.

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Have you check at the bios settings the boot order? Also check if your cd / dvd rom is active and regognized thourgh bios.

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    Stelios May 06, 2010

    Now I read your full story with the posts and I see what you have done. First of all in order to update the bios try to boot from USB. If succeed, update your bios and try to boot from the cd again.

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    Stelios May 06, 2010

    Another issue that I thought for your case:
    PXE is a setting that allows you
    to boot from network. In the bios turn OFF the built in LAN setting.
    You may need to turn it on later, but to avoid the PXE error turn it
    off.

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    Stelios May 10, 2010

    Mctros have you tried the solution I suggested:

    Comment posted on May 06, 2010
    Another
    issue that I thought for your case:
    PXE is a setting that allows you

    to boot from network. In the bios turn OFF the built in LAN setting.
    You may need to turn it on later, but to avoid the PXE error turn it
    off.

    All the things that you came up till now makes me believe that your system is trying to boot from LAN. So try the if you haven't another better solution, try this one.

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A. Remove the hard drive and put it back in.
B. Check for correct master slave settings.
C. Check for hdd -ide cable is intact and fine.
D. Check if (male)pin no 18(gnd)-on the hdd side is properly connected to the IDE Cable . switch off the power and check the resistance between the cable.


If it does help, please follow the steps given below:

1.First all of all, shut down your computer. 2.As soon as you restart the computer, press F2(or F1 or Del) keys to go to bios. 3.Now, choose boot sequence. 4.Hit enter. 5.Make the CD/ DVD ROM as the first booting device. Please see on the screen the keys to go and up and use the keys(generally U/D or +/-) 6.Now hit F10. 7.Hit ESC once on the keyboard. 8.Choose Save and Exit. 9.Hit Enter. 10. Now, you will see press any key to boot from the disk.

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    sandeep kumar sharma May 06, 2010

    If you see only HDD and not CD/DVD inside the BIOS, it means CD/DVD ROM is not detected on the computer. You need to check CD/DVD cables. There is an issue with CD/DVD sir.

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    sandeep kumar sharma May 06, 2010

    Please tell me the make and model of your computer.

  • sandeep kumar sharma
    sandeep kumar sharma May 06, 2010

    In the BIOS, you see CD/DVD ROM at the top under Boot sequence. Or please tell me all of the devices being show under Boot Sequence in a sequential manner.

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For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or DEL or ALT+F2 then you can see bios setup.
Then disable the boot from lan and set first boot device as your harddrive.
Then save settings and restart .
Then if still same issue then you need to upgrade your bios.
For that download bios upgrade for your computer from manufacturer sites then upgrade it to newest version.
Then check.
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