Question about Toshiba Satellite P205D-S8804 Laptop
Your computer is using the network-connection to try to connect a "network boot server", to try to load a bootable image across the network.
The 'MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE' is the error-message when no "network boot server" responds to a "network boot request".
The 'EXITING PXE ROM' message is the exit from the P(re) (e)X(ecution) E(nvironment) part of the R(ead) O(nly) M(emory) inside your computer, since the "network boot" did not proceed.
So, insert "Restore Disk #1" and restart your computer, and FORCE it to "boot" from the CD-ROM device -- not from the disk-drive. When prompted, insert "Restore Disk #2" to continue the reinstallation of Windows. When prompted, remove the disk from the CD-ROM device, and restart your computer.
Note that it's also possible that your disk-drive is "dying" -- any attempts to install Windows on it have FAILED. Thus, any time to "boot" from those "not-written" files will cause problems.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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1 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the computer. Power on both.??
2 Open "Disk Utility," located in the Utilities
sub-folder of the Applications folder.??
3 Select the drive you wish to reformat. Typically, drives
appear twice; choose the furthest left.??
4 Click "Erase," and pull down the Format menu.
Choose "FAT32." Enter a hard drive name, if desired.??
5 Click "Erase." A confirmation screen will appear,
stating that all information on the drive will be lost if erased. Click
"Erase." Once completed, the erased drive will function on both
Windows and Macintosh systems.??
1 Download and install the Western Digital FAT32 Formatting
2 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the
computer. Power on both.??
3 Open the FAT32 Formatting Utility and select the desired
external hard drive. Ensure that "Restore factory original FAT32
partition" is selected.??
4 Click "Start." A warning message will appear,
stating that all data on the drive will be destroyed. Click "OK" to
continue. Click "Yes"' to navigate through.?
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if this is your primary hard drive with an operating system on it
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to
cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
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