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Please note that I just finished downloading the Recovery and Applications/Driver DVD Satellite M50/M55 utilizing the corresponding CD. When the CD is finished I get the following message: "Load Error! Press any key to reboot...." but when pressing any key and the same message appears "Load Error! Press any key to reboot...". Please help!
Thank you for your prompt answer.
This problem is indeed caused by a faulty MBR but there are solutions other than zero-filling the drive.
If you can get access to a RipLinux CD there is a little utility called Testdisk that will write a new MBR code to the first block of the drive. I just did this on a Sony PCG-K15 this morning (after cloning the drive just to be safe) that was giving the same error of "LOAD ERROR- Press any key to reboot" and it worked like a charm. The machine booted right up.
Hope this helps...
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
I had the same problem last night. Turned out it was not the OS disk, which was on an SATA port, but a secondary, non-bootable disk on the IDE port. Evidently that secondary disk was dead, and its presence prevented the motherboard from booting from the good OS disk. I found this by accident when I removed both disks from the computer and put back only the OS disk, which then worked fine. I verified this by installing both disks on another computer. OS disk was fine, but the bad secondary disk prevented the other computer from booting.
Also, I think "load error..." is the motherboard BIOS talking to you. Hitting F8, etc, only applies once the boot process gets started, which it was unable to do.
Posted on May 12, 2010
The circumstances I was confronted with when a customer brought his Toshiba Satellite M35X-S1492: He received the Load Error! Press a key to reboot error. He was smart and had a backup of all his important files. He also had his Toshiba Recovery CD. So he did a destructive recovery (erased the drive and did a clean install. When finished, he still received the same error. I replicated his efforts and also received the error message.So I had a look at the Recovery CD and discovered that it appeared defective as if moisture had seeped into a third of it. So I used a Dell XP Home OS Reinstall CD to boot the machine. I deleted the only existing partition and did a clean install of XP. End of error message. Activated Windows without incident over the internet an downloaded the latest drivers from Toshiba. No problems since then. BTW, thanks for the tip from techneck09.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
I am a A+ Certified Computer Tech for a bigbox store and this error is caused by a corrupted MBR. The only solution we have found is to zero the disk, format it, partition it, and then run the Toshiba recovery discs.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
The disk can be damaged (read errors)...if it is impossible to read it automatically asks you to reboot
Posted on May 09, 2008
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1. Error: BOOTMGR is missing:
• The following error opens when attempting to start the PC:
??¢ If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the following steps:
??¢ Open HP System Recovery:
??¢ CAUTION: Do not perform a system recovery! Stop at the first recovery screen.
- Press the F11 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.
- If you have a recovery disc, turn on the PC and insert the first recovery disc into the drive. Use the disc to enter the system recovery.
??¢ Select Microsoft Startup Repair tool and wait for repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer; even if the startup repair tool finds errors but cannot fix them.
??¢ If the error message persists, open the recovery manager screen as was done in step 1.
??¢ At the recovery manager screen, press ALT + D.
??¢ Enter the following text at the command prompt: bootrec /rebuildbcd
??¢ If bootrec displays "Add installation to boot list?", press y .
??¢ After bootrec completes successfully, the computer displays "The operation completed successfully".
??¢ To close the command prompt, enter the following text: exit
??¢ At the Recovery Manager screen, select Microsoft Startup Repair tool (again) and wait for startup repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer.
??¢ The error should no longer open. If it does, perform a system recovery, making sure to backup important files.
??¢ If you removed a hard drive before using these steps, replace the drive. If the error occurs again, make sure the additional hard drive is not set as an active drive. Only the main bootable drive should be set as active.
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