Initial Boot Errors PXE-E61 & PXE-M0F

Toshiba Satellite a215-s6816 notebook
August 9, 2010 at 15:04:19
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium
I was having a problem with my computer and decided to wipe out everything on it with a recovery disc that was supplied to me at the time of purchase. I used the disc and this lasted overnight and finished this afternoon. It reached 100%, spit the disc out and shut down. I then took that to mean that I needed to insert disc 2 and it would finish was it was supposed to do. I did that and started up the system....just to have it give me an error message PXE-E61 & PXE-M0F.
From what I have read that means it is looking for an internet boot...or something like that. But I am connected to my network wirelessly and always have been. I then tried to boot from disc and it asked me to do the toshiba wizard AGAIN! I have no idea if this is worth trying as I am out of ideas. I CAN get into BIOS but that does me NO GOOD as I have returned both F9 and F10 to factory and then it shuts off unexpectedly.
Please help me as I have begun to think I am sooooo stupid and am losing my mind!!!

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#1
August 9, 2010 at 15:23:04
you reset your system to defalt alot of system dont work at that configuration especaily if you have new hardware so go back to bios and change all settings to auto detect but be care full to write down all the setting before changing them becouse the ones that dont have auto need to be set back to the way you find them now after looking for auto when all are set to auto that can be restart your system with the first boot disk and select restore or install os at the menue do not format or wipe drive then the boot disk will install the os and ask for disk two
if this does not work call me on my cell 678-602-3359 leave a message as a screen my calls I will call you back I can talk you thourgh this but I need feed back in order to continue

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#2
August 9, 2010 at 18:13:56
Now I am getting a "Invalid partition table"....thats new and I dont know what that means.

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#3
August 9, 2010 at 18:25:23
I put the first disc in and started using it again to selete all data and partitions....its working now and I'm waiting for an estimated time of finishing....one and one- half hours remaining.

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#4
August 9, 2010 at 18:31:30
What kind of moron posts his phone number is an open forum?

"just to have it give me an error message PXE-E61 & PXE-M0F"

What that means is your computer is attempting to boot off a network, no network is present, therefore you're getting the error. Check the BIOS & make sure your HDD is being properly recognized. If it's not, it probably sh!t the bed. If it is, check the boot order. The CD-ROM should be listed 1st, the HDD should be 2nd, 3rd device should be disabled, other devices should be disabled.


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#5
August 9, 2010 at 18:55:48
HDD is first then the CD rom and then a LAN is listed. I have the choice of booting from anyone of them....didnt know you have to change the order. I know that I restored to factory defaults already...with F9 and F10. I didnt know that when asked where you want to boot from you are supposed to change that order given on that screen?? Dont know where to change it from.

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#6
August 10, 2010 at 19:59:29
The boot order should be CD-ROM, then HDD. LAN should be disabled unless you plan on booting off a network.

Is your HDD being properly recognized or not? If not & your boot order is HDD, CD, LAN, the system is just progressing thru the boot order. The HDD isn't booting, the CD isn't booting, so next in line is the LAN. No network is present, so you get the PXE-E61 error.


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#7
October 1, 2010 at 13:44:28
I tried rebooting my laptop the same way. The first disk was done but it gave me the same error mesage. After trying to change the bio and doing the repair. I tried reboot disk again. This time it copy the first disk and ask for the second disk. It took about 30 minutes. But my computer is fully functioning now.

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