i have a problem my laptop is a Packard bell Easy note Model: FEA 01, my laptop wont boot from the hard drive 30gb Seagate, When i go into the Phoenix Bios setup it says in the Primary master ( NONE ) and Secondary master ( CD/DVD ) i tryed another hard drive and it dosent make any difference. I have checked the connection to the HDD and its fine and i also hear the HDD running, Can anyone please help!!
If i leave it to boot up it says the following: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM No operating system found
If you can tell for sure that your hard drive is in fact running, and not just the fans surrounding it inside the laptop (if it's an internal drive), then your drive is getting power from the power supply. Sounds like a bad IDE controller or cable issue to me as well.
That message you're getting is just because it can't find an operating system to load, so it's going through your boot list and arriving at the option to boot over the network. Try downloading Knoppix or a version of Linux that you can burn to a CD and boot from. Then, once you get into the operating system, check to see if your hard drive is listed.
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