Solved windows 7 laptop won't load PXE ROM OS

Hewlett-packard / Hp prodesk 400 g1 mt
September 21, 2015 at 21:11:03
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 Ghz /8GB
reads "Media Test Failure. Check cable.
Exiting PXE ROM

Win7 32bit toshiba satellite with? ram and ?? uP


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September 24, 2015 at 05:02:06
When the Toshiba screen load, you should receive a prompt - F2 for setup, F12 for a boot menu.. From the boot menu, you would select your Optical drive. On some models, I think you Press C to boot to the Optical drive. Then watch the screen, as you may have to press another key to confirm booting to the Optical drive.

If that fails, change the boot order to the Optical drive first, then after you get the OS loaded, change it back at the next reboot.

Edit: I just found this with a Google Search: https://support.toshiba.com/support...

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September 21, 2015 at 23:49:45
The laptop is trying to boot from the network (via the network device) where it can find no bootable device either.

This typically occurs when the hard drive has failed so the laptop searches other locations for bootable media.

First check the hard drive to make sure it hasn't become dislodged/disconnected. If it is still firmly connected inside the drive bay then it's very likely that you need a new one.

If you are not yet convinced, test it with Drive Fitness Test for DOS:
http://www.hgst.com/support/hard-dr...

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September 22, 2015 at 05:04:05
I agree with Phil. It could also be that someone changed the Boot Order in the BIOS and disabled booting to the Hard Drive.

Check that too.


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#3
September 22, 2015 at 15:35:44
so far no luck. ' checked the HDD and it is in there good. it is also a new HDD but it has been wiped clean. BIOS is OK. I wonder if the DVD-ROM is failing as it won't boot from the DVD-ROM either.

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#4
September 23, 2015 at 05:18:34
If the drive is new, then it won't boot, as there is probably no operating system on it.

Are you attempting to install an OS, is that why you're trying to boot to the Optical drive?

What is the boot order in the BIOS?


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#5
September 23, 2015 at 12:26:31
Yes I am trying to install and OS and the default boot is HDD then DVD ROM, but I go into setup and change it when trying to install the new OS.

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September 24, 2015 at 05:02:06
✔ Best Answer
When the Toshiba screen load, you should receive a prompt - F2 for setup, F12 for a boot menu.. From the boot menu, you would select your Optical drive. On some models, I think you Press C to boot to the Optical drive. Then watch the screen, as you may have to press another key to confirm booting to the Optical drive.

If that fails, change the boot order to the Optical drive first, then after you get the OS loaded, change it back at the next reboot.

Edit: I just found this with a Google Search: https://support.toshiba.com/support...

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