how do I reinstall MBR? everything above BIOS has been wiped

May 9, 2018 at 05:37:06
Specs: Windows 7, unknown
everything above BIOS has been wiped out

how do I reinstall everything above BIOS ???

"media test failure . check cable"

and exiting PXE ROM" are part of the error messages scrolling

PXE-E61
PXE-MOF

are the error messages


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#1
May 9, 2018 at 05:40:10
Can you reset the bios defaults?
https://www.computerhope.com/issues...

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#2
May 9, 2018 at 06:15:19
Sounds like a hardware failure, specifically your hard disk.

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#3
May 9, 2018 at 07:27:26
Explain how "everything above BIOS has been wiped".

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#4
May 9, 2018 at 08:27:26
""media test failure . check cable"
and exiting PXE ROM" are part of the error messages scrolling
PXE-E61
PXE-MOF"

Your computer is attempting to boot from a network drive; no network drive is being detected so you're being prompted to check the network cable. Either the hard drive has failed or the boot order settings in the BIOS are incorrect.

https://www.computerhope.com/issues...

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#5
May 9, 2018 at 09:47:03
the hard drive has failed.

I wiped the hard drive clean with a boot and nuke (Darik's open source boot and nuke)

I did it several times and may have permanently damaged the HDD


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#6
May 9, 2018 at 11:30:35
DBAN won't kill a HDD unless it's already got one foot in the grave.

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#7
May 9, 2018 at 12:20:11
You may need to enter the BIOS (setup) screens and set the boot order to CD/DVD first then HDrive. Verify the hard drive is seen by the BIOS. If so, boot to your Windows installation disk.

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#8
May 9, 2018 at 16:22:23
I believe that the HDD that is causing me problems is the laptops original HDD

so, yeah, I think you are right

The HDD may be shot

Thanks!!


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#9
May 9, 2018 at 20:38:26
The hard drive is shot. Odds are very good it is a Seagate that came with it. Nearly all of the factory installed HD's that have failed on computers (desktops & laptops) at home and work that I have seen personally since 1995 have been Seagate (consumer and small business grade). I know for sure of ten of them, two I was not present when they were replaced. I wouldn't know about retail purchased ones because I do not purchase Seagate drives. I understand that their enterprise level are better.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
June 2, 2018 at 20:01:40
the original HDD has a Toshiba label

MQ01ABD100 (disk drive number)

drive rev AAA AA00/AX001A

I have reason to believe that it is my DVD-ROM optical drive that has failed or is failing

I have no idea what HDD I replaced the original with

I'll have to open up the laptop and see if I can remove the DVD-ROM drive so I can replace it and check and see what I replaced the original HDD with

I can get Windows to fire up on the new HDD but the error messages read first

also, someone has managed to change my password (or I've forgotten the password or changed it and forgot to change the hint) so I can't log into the computer once Windows fires up

I'm locked out of this computer (the Toshiba Satellite)


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#11
June 2, 2018 at 21:25:51
https://www.lifewire.com/step-by-st...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#12
June 30, 2018 at 06:41:30
thanks fingers

' will hack back into my beastly old win7, 32 bit monster laptop someday when i get the chance

' much appreciated


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