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Laptop Error Message Saying No Bootable Device at Startup


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PrivetMoshi

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Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista and am recieving the following error message:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.05 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key



Problem is I don't have a repair disk for the laptop.
I have tried entering BIOS and fixing it but with no success, I have also tried using Ubuntu Live from a USB and when I booted from the USB it would not enter into Ubuntu.

If I can get any help I will certainly appreciate it!

Thanks

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Go back to BIOS. Make sure, that the boot order reads: floppy, CD, HD
Disable Boot from Network (wording is different on every machine, may say Integrated NIC, Network, PXE-xxxxxxx)
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Note that when you see a computer that was previously working ok, and now all of a sudden it's trying to boot from some 'PXE' device, more often than not it means that the hard drive has failed (died) and the computer is trying to find something/anything else to boot up from.

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Good point :)
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:)

Been there ... more than once. :)
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I get this same reply whenever I run DBAN to wipe a drive.

PrivetMoshi

Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go! :)

Is there any important information on the drive, or is your system replaceable?
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I get this same reply whenever I run DBAN to wipe a drive.

Yep, when the computer cannot find anything locally to boot from, it may next try to boot via pixie (PXE).
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