Initial problem was the laptop wouldn't boot up.
It wouldn't auto repair itself.
Having reloaded the 4 recovery discs successfully the laptop says it will reboot which it does but immediately displays this message
Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v12.2.0
copyright (c) 2000-2009 Broadcom corporation
copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel corporation
All rights reserved
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
If you put the disc in it then loads some files and goes back to the restore menu.
Any help greatly appreciated.