i have a problem on my laptop

May 23, 2014 at 12:20:12
Specs: windows 7
I have a toshiba satellite L305-S5911 model laptop. After restart it shows-
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 intel corporation

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents:
US5, 307,459, US5,732,094, US6, 570,884, US6,115,776 & US6,327,625

Realtek PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller Series v1.15 (090224)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key

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May 23, 2014 at 14:15:29
"No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key"

Hmm, sounds like your hard disk is either blank or broken.

When was the laptop last working, and what happened to it before the message started showing?

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May 23, 2014 at 14:25:52
Last night i worked on it. And it was completely fine. From today, when i turned it on after company's logo it showing this message..now please suggest what to do?
I dont have any backup from hdd.

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May 23, 2014 at 14:55:33
You can check that the drive and its controllers are properly set up in cmos/bios setup and the hard drive is enabled in the boot order. You can check that the hard drive is securely connected to its cable. But likely if it was just working and nothing happened to it then your hard drive died.

If that's the case you'll need a new drive and installation disks. Possibly you can order the disks through Toshiba.

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May 29, 2014 at 15:56:55
"Last night i worked on it. And it was completely fine"

That's the way of life with any equipment - it is always fine until it fails.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 29, 2014 at 16:28:18
Note of panic here - no backup of the HD...!

It may not be anything more serious than a loose HD connection; possibly a bios setting has altered for whatever reason...

Perhaps check the bios setting first, and then if system still won't boot up...

Remove all power- battery included. Locate where the laptop HD is situated (usually under a removable cover on the base) and carefully ensure that the HD is still securely attached to its connector. Use the correct size screwdriver to remove or loosen the screws holding the cover in place. On some laptops those HD cover screws are fully removable - be careful not to lose them. On some covers they are captive and won't detach from the cover... If you do remove any screws fully - make a careful note which screw goes where; just in-case (as with some Mac books) the various screws look the same - but aren't; and each screw has to go back where it came from.

Then ensuring the HD is securely connected... replace the cover. Re-install the battery, and apply the main/power cord... After-which... see if it will boot OK - and if it won't...

Something to do/try... more as a test of most of the other assorted items within the Satellite; and with a view to possibly recovering data (personal "stuff") off the drive as is...

Download a Ubuntu ISO and burn it to a DVD.

Boot up with that DVD. It will take a wee while to install itself. Ubuntu - a Linux variant - will install itself into "RAM only" on your laptop; it will NOT write to the installed HD, it will not install itself to the HD (if it can find it) - unless you tell it to.

When Ubuntu has booted up to its desktop, see if you can locate the laptop installed HD. Possibly the HD will/may show as a desktop icon; but it's been a while since I ran Ubuntu this way so not entirely sure of that... Otherwise... check if you can see the laptop HD from the Ubuntu "Windows Explorer" equivalent; and if so - then copy "all" your personal stuff to external storage - now; typically DVD and check the copies can be accessed/read OK - ideally on another working system too.

Ubuntu.com is where to find/download the ISO.

You are (will be) running Ubuntu from the DVD - not the laptop HD; and it will be a little slower than a fully installed OS - but it will work even if the HD isn't OK (and everything else on the laptop is OK).

Whatever you do at this stage and time - do NOT write or install anything the laptop HD as. Concentrate on possible data recovery first... Then set about resolving the HD and boot up problems...

Do NOT run any kind of factory reset/restore routine either. If you do - and per chance it works - you "WILL lose all your personal files/data etc." in the process. Which is why "first" concentrate on "possible" data recovery; then set about resolving the HD issue itself afterwards...

And regardless of final outcome - in future develop the habit of regularly copying (duplicating) "all" your personal date - files whatever - off the system to external storage. Typically DVD and if possible also to an external HD. Keep the copies safe and regularly updated... Then you won't have the current "panic" - I may lose, or have lost, all my files scenario to deal with too!

If per chance it does boot ok into windows then immediately seize the chance to safeguard all your personal files. Copy them to dvd etc. and do that first... Do not power down, or reboot etc. once it is running ok. Just make data safety your first priority.... Then if it does fail/crash again... your personal "stuff"/files are safe...

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