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I AM GETTING A "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE - INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY' MESSAGE WHEN I TURN ON MY TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP. HOW DO I GET TO THE OPERATING SYSTEM?

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Hi, in BIOS; do the following: "restart the Computer, and just before the Computer start to load the OS. You must "Press the [F12] button when you here the "Fan" startup, you will also see for a brief moment in the {lower left corner of the screen}. *Press F12 Button to open the {BOOT Setup}. Once the "Boot Manager / Setup / Options" window open, go to the "Boot Device Option," next choose device by [Boot Priority] using the (arrows: Up, Down...) "choose the known booting device," ie: "SATA" Drive. After you have made all the changes; {Press F10 to Save and Exit}. To finalize the configuration change, the Computer will "Reboot." "I hope this information help, give a "Rating" if so, this is the way Fix' Ya work; I help, my reward is a rating on how helpful the "solution is / was," thanks!"

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If I understand you well, before Windows loads, you get a notification about the ethernet controler which is waiting for a boot data stream to come from a local server. If you don't use a client-server network setup, you'll need to go to BIOS and change the boot options, so that your hard drive is set as first boot device, then DVD as second boot device, then USB drive as fourth boot device, and lastly LAN as fifth boot device.
What happens is that your PC thinks that the LAN is the primary boot device, and in corporate networks PCs get such a setup so that there's one large server feeding data to the local cubicle PCs. In some cases the server-dependancy is set to such extent that these cubicle units are just "dumb terminals". In your situation, your PC thinks it should also get boot infro from the LAN, but as your PC is not a part of a corporate network it waits in vain, and after a while it should move on to the second/third boot device, and eventually find that it has Windows installed localy and starts loading the OS.
So, to wrap up, you'll need to go to BIOS and set your local hard drive as the primary boot option. This will fix the problem only if your hard drive is OK and you've installed Windows on it.
If your hard drive is failing/gone, then your laptop may not even recognize it and therefore moves on to the next bootable device, which is usually the DVD, and then a USB drive and lastly LAN boot.
Anyway, go to BIOS, and see what is the current setup. If the hard drive is set as first boot option, then this is a good sign that you'll need a new drive.

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Maybe the cables are not connected, they may be disattached to the hard disk or optical drive. You can try opening the bottom of your laptop, it usually has a hard disk vent, when you unscrew the cover, you'd see the hard disk, and you could connect it. If this doesn't help, the boot manager of the OS might be corrupted, you should insert your setup disk and choose start up repair.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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Hi Wevenett,
There are a number of possible reasons why your computer is showing you this error message. It would help much if you included the operating system it was running with and what happened prior to the error message. Was there any changes that you did or happened before this issue happened?
Since we do not have the information laid out, I will list a few troubleshooting steps that will help you isolate the issue and possibly lead to resolution.
1st point of failure:
Operating system corruption: This may be possible if the Master Boot Record of your hard drive has been corrupted. Unfortunately Toshiba does not distribute an operating system disk. They only provide recovery cd's. You will need to borrow an operating system disk same as what you have in your computer to be able to do the troubleshooting steps below.
Troubleshooting step:
a.) Turn your computer on and tap on F12 until you see the advanced boot options. b.) Use the arrow key of your keyboard to get to the option that refers to your optical drive (dvd drive) note: on some systems it will say onboard or usb cd rom drive, on others it will just say cd rom c.) Insert your operating system disk then press on the Enter/Return key. note: it will be asking you to press any key to boot from the cd. Make sure that you press any key as soon as you see the message or else you will need to start all over. d.) Let the operating system boot from the cd. e.) Once you are in the screen where it is asking you to install your operating system choose the repair option (press R). f.) The objective is to get to a DOS screen. For Windows XP, it is the WinRC or the recovery console. Follow the steps listed on the web address posted here. For Windows Vista and Win 7 follow the direction posted on this link until you see the Windows Recovery Environment. On this screen choose Command Prompt. g.) Once you are in the DOS mode, type fixmbr c: then press Enter. h.) Reboot your computer. Hopefully this fixes the Master Boor Record of your computer.

2nd point of failure:
Defective Hard drive: If the troubleshooting step above does not work, it is highly possible that the MBR of your hard drive is corrupted beyond Windows repair. This means you will need to replace the hard drive of your computer, though it is still possible to recover the information from it by using it as a data drive. But that is another topic. To verify this you will need to check the System Setup (BIOS) of your computer.
a.) Turn your computer on and tap on F1 b.) You will get to the BIOS screen note: mouse is not active on this screen c.) Use you right arrow key to get to the system configuration tab and then look for the option for your hard drive. It will have the Letters IDE on it. Use the arrow down key to get there. d.) Check if it finds your hard drive. If it does, unfortunately you will need to totally reformat your drive to fix it. If it does not, then definitely your hard drive is totally dead and you cannot recover the files from it anymore.

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