Summary of Media test failure, check cable for Toshiba or any laptop
To tell if ur system is failing:
Step one; This can be find on going setup(my toshiba laptop is f2 for set up, which take u to the bios menu) and
look at the boot ;if it show
HD (harddrive name) if it dosent show ur hardrive name go to the main set up; should say main on the top
LAN<---- ur system fail("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," said PedroDaGR8 )
step 2: checking if the hard drive fail
--Go to this website http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
and download UBCD 4.1 (pleas have sometype of antivirus scan or spyware scan)
---step to downloading it
------step 1;go to the website
------step 2; click on- download UBCD (it should be on the left and the color is red with some whole brunch of down this donate this and etc u should be able to see download UBCD)
----------- DO not click on the ad that is on the center and look on the box(that my first mistake >.<)
------step3; go to the bottom and look for zip or exc - I dowload my from MR. somthing. org
------step4; there will be a pop up saying save or open, click on save and open
------step5; after finshing download there going be some zip thing saying download/buy or have a 60 day trial this<--- do not click on that, just click the close button(X on the top right coner).
------step6; after click the close button u should be able to see ubcdnn.iso <--- nn(the version number such as ubmc4.11 or something nn is just the version number or number next to ubcd) but please put a bank cd in
Blank CD; I use CD-R, but you can try a CD-RW dont know if that work)
------step7; after that there should be a burner come up and should say(if you dont have a burner, I dont know, but I have nero smart something and the thing pop up automatic) something about burn the and hit ok.
------step8; after done burning, for my cd the cd came out automatic, Plz put it in ur hard drive during the PXE; media failure, cable. The cd is kinda slow so you must wait a while.
------step9; when the thing is finsh there should be a blue screen saying something. move down until u see Hard disk tool.
------step10; There a list of band name and click on that band name
------step 11; let it check eveything<--- this thing do it self and there a timer; if you want to do manual just hit ok for all of them
------step12; there going be a term agreement about doing this to ur computer <--- on all hit agreement for evey step
------step 13; The cd will start then start to download the from the cd<--- only take a few min
------step 14; The warning will come up tell u if they find an error in the HD<--- for me there was 3
HDD power cable<--- my fail or will say not find
HDD something<--- fail or not find
HDD something<--- fail or not fail
---------step15 last step; that all and i t will give u instruction on how to restart ur computer. Take out the disk and then there a black srceen and that where u can shut down ur power manual.
I suggest u to get a new hard drive if it fail
Credit- Geekstogo.com site, inzonedj89(typing this information), website, person who I download it from, and PedroDaGR8 that helped me
Edited by inzonedj89, 19 January 2009 - 09:32 AM.