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Media test failure,check cable?


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inzonedj89

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I need help with this laptop?
I helping out a friend laptop- Toshiba laptop- and something wrong with his laptop

It keep saying Realtak TRL (bunch of number) PCI fast ethernet controller v2.17(number)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF:Exiting PXE ROM.
And repeat this over and over.

I never experience this problem before until I met his laptop.
I either think his hard disk is dead or broken >.< but I not sure after amount of researching on the web saying this problem can be fix <--- eventhough half of it I dont understand, so if it can be fix could u give me a step by step, such as step one hit f2 setup menu, step 2; go to boot and change something and etc.

Should I boot the laptop with the recovery disk(think he already did this because he have some virus and refomat his PC)

In the BIOS it show
System Time: 7;31;53
System Date; 1/18/2009
Hard disk:Fujitsu something
Hard disk: None
Quiet boot: Enable
Poer on Display; Auto selected
LCD Display Strtch :Enable

Boot show
HD
CD
something
something
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PedroDaGR8

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This is the device checking for a bootable device for the boot over network (LAN)option. Since it is not coming before the HD, basically the computer can't see the drive and is going on to the Boot over LAN option. This is the normal thing that you will see when there is nothing available over the network for booting. You can get it to show up once on your own laptop by having boot over lan a higher priority than your HD. It will show this error and then boot from your HD.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 18 January 2009 - 06:53 PM.

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In the BIOS it show
Main:
System Time: 7;31;53
System Date; 1/18/2009
Hard disk:Fujitsu something
Hard disk: None
Quiet boot: Enable
Poer on Display; Auto selected
LCD Display Strtch :Enable
etc....

Advanced;
Legacy USB support:enable
Execute - disable bit capa; disabled
build in lan; enable
wake-up on lan; disable
wake up keuboard device; disable
critical battery wake up denable

Security:
is this part important????
Buit in HDD1 status clear

Others:
low battery alarm enable
panel close alrm disabled
system beep disable

Boot:
Built in HDD1 FUJITSU (number)
CD/DVD
FDD
LAN

Exit:
something

I cant find the Boot over network drive >.<, sorry kinda new to computer

Edited by inzonedj89, 18 January 2009 - 07:03 PM.

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PedroDaGR8

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Boot:
Built in HDD1 FUJITSU (number)
CD/DVD
FDD
LAN

There it is in the boot section. :)

This tells me the HD is not working because it is skipping the HD and going on to check the FDD and the LAN.

Have you tried using a live CD such as the UBCD or one of the LiveDistros such as Ubuntu (this allows you to run a whole operating system without touching the HD).

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 18 January 2009 - 07:02 PM.

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UBCD or one of the LiveDistros such as Ubuntu (this allows you to run a whole operating system without touching the HD).
No, never heard it.

My firend only have toshiba cd with him-
Toshiba Recovery and applications/driver

I already install it and 2 time with recover and faultory something
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It sounds to me like the HD is not bootable. The UBCD which is what I recommend would allow you to burn a cd to test the HD. UBCD includes ALL sorts of testing programs for testing various aspects of the system.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 18 January 2009 - 07:32 PM.

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UBCD or one of the LiveDistros such as Ubuntu (this allows you to run a whole operating system without touching the HD).

No,I never heard it.

My firend only have toshiba cd with him-
Toshiba Recovery and applications/driver

I already install it and 2 time with recover and faultory something.

Oh I research it and it some kind like boot cd (can I use any kind boot cd)??? or can u recommenden which cd.
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Ahh, where can burn this UBCD at???

OK thanks :) now I can tell my friend get himself a new HD >.< thx for the help spent like 5 hr trying figure this thing out.

And I learn something new today, Thank for the help.

Edited by inzonedj89, 18 January 2009 - 07:17 PM.

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http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

You can download it here. See on the left Download UBCD. You can then burn it to a cd.

This CD will boot and offers you ALL sorts of tools for testing the HD etc.
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What kind cd I need to get DVD?? , CD-Rom or something like audio cd or RWD-RD. just dotn want to get the wrong cd >.<
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Burnable CD-R or CD-RW should work.

Then you can use a burning program that can Burn from an Image, such as ImgBurn (see my signature below for a d/l link). Burn it to a cd as an image and the computer will then boot to it. You can then choose the Hard Disk Tools option. From there you can use the Diagnostic Tool (Fujitsu) to test the drive.
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OK thanks a lot, and i guess i just go ask him just to buy a new hard drive which be quicker :)

Thanks I learned a lot from u about this problem.
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I would STILL test the HD first. As a failed restore may cause the same/similar symptoms as you are having. So lets make sure that it truly is the HD.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 18 January 2009 - 07:32 PM.

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Alright but I dont have any CD-RW <,< and I go try to see if I can borrower his laptop on Monday.
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If you have a burnable dvd and a dvd-burner than you are fine as well. Any media that is recordable should work (CD, DVD, blu-ray etc.). It just needs to have room for 112MB of space (CDs have 640-700MB of space so anything like that or higher should work).
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