"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to recover to the most recent settings that worked. If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem choose Start Windows Normally".
I have tried to boot it up in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and Start Windows Normally. No options will work. All begin to boot up, a blue screen appears for 1/2 second, the computer shuts off and begins the cycle again!
I have read the other posts about this problem and followed the suggestions. I have changed the Boot Priority order in Bios to "CD-ROM, LAN, FDD, HDD". The problem is when I try to boot from the Windows XP Pro CD (with Product Key), I receive this message,
"Intel® Boot Agent FE v4. 1.09
Copywrite © 1997-2002, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent".
I also have the Toshiba Recovery and Applications/Drivers DVD Instructions. This will work but it says, "This process will restore the original default system install on your hard drive. Note that the current contents of your hard drive will be erased and replaced by the default system install. You should back up your system before continuing". I would rather use the Windows XP Pro CD so I will not have to erase all my data. Any suggestions on how to get past the “Media Test Failure” error? Thanks