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Toshiba Netbook won't boot/brings up "Windows Error Recovery"

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#1 nosmada


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:35 AM


Help please - I'm having trouble with this Win7 Toshiba NB520.

It won't boot, it either brings up this screen;

Windows Error Recovery

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."

1) Launch startup repair (recommended)

2) Start windows normally   etc..

(neither option works.)
or this screen;

Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Series v1.23
PXE-EGI-Media test failure,check cable
Operating system not found

I can get into Bios/Boot Manager (and the HDD is showing) and this is the info listed.

CPU Type Intel Atom ™ CPU N570

CPU Speed 1.66GHz

HDD/SSD Toshiba MK2575GSX- (S1)

Total Memory 2048MB

System Bios Version V1.80

Any/all help gratefully received and eagerly anticipated!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:46 AM

The PXE error typically indicates a failing CMOS/RTC battery.  Error arises because system is trying to boot from network, which is probably how Windows was installed on the system.


I'd replace the CMOS battery, if it's easy.  That system seems to be a netbook and replacing the RTC/CMOS battery may best be accomplished by taking it to an authorized/reliable shop.



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