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nekokaye
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No bootable devices?

Hi. I try to turn on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and it tells me this:

 

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.07 (080320)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

 

 

Is there anything I can do to fix this? What's causing it?

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Pensacola_Tiger
Posts: 891

Re: No bootable devices?

 


nekokaye wrote:

Hi. I try to turn on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and it tells me this:

 

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.07 (080320)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

 

 

Is there anything I can do to fix this? What's causing it?


 

Usually it means the hard drive has failed.  Since there is no bootable disk in the optical drive, no floppy drive that has a bootable disk and no network server that the laptop can boot from, you get this wonderfully cryptic message from the last device the laptop tries to boot from.

 

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nekokaye
Posts: 2

Re: No bootable devices?

Does that mean I need a new hard drive?

 

I tried the recover disk it came with and it said

CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR

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Pensacola_Tiger
Posts: 891

Re: No bootable devices?

 


nekokaye wrote:

Does that mean I need a new hard drive?

 

Probably. 

 

I tried the recover disk it came with and it said

CDBOOT: Couldn't find BOOTMGR

 

Recovery disk may be dirty. , or it may be bad.