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Cannot Boot Up Toshiba Laptop Because Of Pxe Problem?

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#1 Jbar


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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:09 PM

I have a five year old Toshiba laptop that will not boot up. I keep getting stuck with the same message over and over.
When I press power, the normal Toshiba start up screen appears, but shortly there after I get the following message:

Intel UNDI PXE - 2.0 (build 082)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Relatek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller V2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE Rom

And this message repeats and repeats.

Now, I have not been using an ethernet cable for years now, instead I've been using a usb wireless hookup. I don't quite know why it's looking for an ethernet cable...
Edit: I can access the setup menu, but cannot boot safe mode.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Edited by Jbar, 26 April 2008 - 01:10 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

If you are not using the Realtek NIC...why not disable it in the BIOS...and see if the message goes away?

That message seems to normally come up when the boot order in the BIOS does not reflect the hard drive. The system is trying to do a network boot, in the absence of the hard drive.

Check your boot order in the BIOS, IDE-0 should be the first option.


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