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Wont bootup have a toshiba laptop. message on bootup PXE-E61- media test failure PXE-MOF exiting PXE ROM it stays stuck in this loop. i tried to run the recovery CD and i grt to press "C" to continue it goes to a blinking prompt and that is as far as it goes

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  • coffeety Sep 12, 2008

    I have the same M35X-S111 laptop and my HD crashed. Try using Repair CD, but it won't bootup. Got the same "Media Test Failure" PXE message. Is this a HW problem?

  • sloneranger May 02, 2009

    how do I get to cmos
    regards
    Roger

  • sloneranger May 02, 2009

    how do I get to cmos
    regards
    Roger

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Try to run cmos and set it to factroy default.

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