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Hard drive replacement

I replaced the hardrive in my toshiba 5105 now im getting a pxe bios error telling me that the media check failed and that i should check the cables i need to know how to get into the bios settings and if not how to dismantle this thing to check the cables

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  • Maxirx Jul 28, 2008

    none of these work when i use the escape it says press f1 for default settings and it goes back to the same PXe error f2 dosent work i was reading some place that it has external bios software that is used in windows which dosent make any sense seing that i cant load an os to do so i would greatly appreciate your assistance

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Was this model purchased in the US? I don't see this model number on the US site.

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I found the book. It was in the archived models.

Click here to get it.

There has to be a BIOS setup to detect the size of the drive. Its could be escape key f1 or f2. One of these keys should trigger it when the Toshiba screen picks up. I didn't see anything in the book about it.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 28, 2008

    I wonder if this computer works off of auto detect without a manual overide. It could be the drive is too big for the computer to recognize.



    I didn't see one in the book either.



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