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Toshiba laptop 'check cable connection' hard drive or mobo?

Q: Toshiba laptop 'check cable connection' hard drive or mobo?

Hi. Called to a friends place; he has a toshiba satellite laptop (4gb,intel i3,640gb). Says the problem started when he left laptop running ie (was in youtube), came back and battery ran out. He also stated that the top,right-front of the laptop was unusually warm after this (hard drive area?). He plugged a/c in, and ever since then all he (and I) can get is the message "for atheros pcie ethernet controller
check cable connection
pxe-mof :existing intel pxe rom
no bootable device -- insert book and press any key."
I did searches on this error, and all pointed to hard drive (and possibly an incorrect boot order). I was able to get into bios, and it could see and recognize drive, but
that's all. when I went into chg boot order, it was correct. I re-seated drive, and I tried to get into recovery, and after 5-10 seconds of 'loading', the laptop freezes. I took drive out, and have it hooked up to an usb external enclosure.It has 3 partitions, but o/s says only 1.4gb of data, the hidden partition (recovery files, I assume?) says 14.5gb, and the rest is around 600gb. I can't access drive or the data on it, so I can pretty much assume it's gone. Question; I have never seen a drive die so quickly, usually gives some warning, so could it be something else, like the drive controller on the mobo? I know the boot order was correct. I don't have a spare drive to try out, and if it's the mobo, couldn't that fry another drive? Thanks alot.

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When booting up, the "Media Test Failure, Check Cable" message always appears. During use the LCD displays glowing pixels in various colors (appear as patchy snow and/or lines). This has been happening intermittently for months. The machine otherwise functions perfectly. What part do I need to replace - LCD, mother board, cable, video card, other?

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So today i was changing some setting in cmd after which my laptop fell from 3ft height it was working greatly after that i restarted my laptop afterwhich i see a messege pxe rom exiting check cable connection so i closed my ethernet or pxe lan but now its showing no bootable device found i have removed and reapllied my hdd but nothing happened what should have happened pls help

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Good afternoon Sevenforums!

I have been having some troubles with my laptop, I am trying to install a new hard drive into my laptop but I keep getting the check cable PXE error. I have tried popping the Windows 7 32bit Home premium disc in and it says there is no hard drive installed. I check the Bios and it's there.

Just not sure where to go from here I have tried changing from ACHI to Compatibility which is offered in the bios but to no avail.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C650-034 and it is a Western Digital blue 500GB hard drive.

Help would be much appreciated!

A:PXE check cable error (New Hard Drive)

Decided to just try installing Windows Vista, then upgraded to Windows 7 fixed the problem.

Just for those who might be looking for a round about.

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I am replacing a failed hard drive with a new one for a friend in a Toshiba Satellite P15-S479 laptop and I am getting the following error message. (attempting to install Windows XP)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
Invalid partition table

I realize this means its looking for a network cable (and can't find it) to boot on a network.

* I have disabled the "Network Boot" option in the boot menu of the bios
* I have tested the new hard drive and it will show on another system and allow me to install windows xp on it
* I have set the CD/DVD rom as the primary boot device and get the same error
* I have set the Hard Drive as the primary boot device and get the same error
* I attempted to use a true Windows XP install CD with no luck
* I attempted to use the Toshiba recovery disc that came with the laptop with no luck
* I have removed and reinstalled the hard drive and ram to insure they are seated properly

I am at a loss as nothing I do will allow me to get beyond this message to boot to CD and install Windows XP or anything else for that matter.

A:PXE-E61 Media test failure, check cable after replacing failed Hard Drive

On some Toshiba's I've worked on, including my own Tecra, I press Escape and Function 1 to get a boot menu and with an XP CD in, there's a three second only window in which to "press any key" when the prompt appears. Are you seeing that prompt when you boot from CD? You might also benefit from formatting that hard disk in the other machine if you already started to install on it.

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I have a Toshiba 1800 series laptop. The hard drive died. I just purchased a new one (a Samsung 2.5" 80gig). I have physically installed the new hard drive into the laptop. I assumed that once I did that all I'd have to do was boot from the laptop recovery disk and everything would work itself out. I'm obviously wrong because this hasn't worked.

When I turn the laptop on I get the following message:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 077)
Copyright (C) 1997, 1998, 1999 Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
Insert system disk in drive
Press any key when ready​
Immediately when I turn the computer on I can press F2 to go to the boot selection menu. If I choose this I get the following message:
Select boot device:
N: Network (LAN)
B: Built in HDD
D: Default system setup device
Press C, N, F, B, or D​
I've tried choosing each option but I just end up getting that other message that I've typed above.

Does anyone have any idea what I should be doing and if so can you explain it to me in fairly simply terms? Or would I be better off just taking the laptop to a store to fix it?

Thanks in advance. :grinthumb

A:New hard drive in Toshiba laptop

You will need to partition and format the new drive in order for the computer to see it. Take it to a computer shop. They will have it up and running quickly for you. Good luck...

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When the cable of an external drive is awkwardly plug in and cause the following error (not exact wording)

'An error was detected on device during paging operation' and 'unable to flush data to transaction log'.

Will there be a long term effect on the drive since the problem is only cause by not plugging the cable properly.

A:Will sudden cable connection problem affect hard drive in the long run

Hi LearningTeam, welcome to the Forum.

I doubt the hard drive will be affected but there might be a problem with the data transferred during that time. So check to see if the data is still working correctly.

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I have a Toshiba Sattelite L555D-S7930, and something is wrong with the drivers and I don't know which, how am I supposed to use the Recovery Wizard? I've tried holding the 0 key, F8, and all of that. What's up with it?

A:Toshiba Laptop Hard Drive Recovery?

Directions for how to restore the computer to factory defaults are here:


Make sure everything except your power cord is detached from the laptop before starting. I also make sure my battery is fully charged, just in case.

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I have a Toshiba HDD2190 40G hard drive. It was originally for my cpx h500gt dell latitude laptop. I need to know if it is compatible with any other computer. Perhaps a plain dell latitude cpx or any other brands/details? My old computer died, but I have this new hard drive, so I want to find a laptop that is compatible with it. I can use my old computer for some parts. Any information or websites I can look at would be much appreciated!

A:Toshiba HDD2190 laptop hard drive

The drives are fairly standard.

Size limitations are the only thing to worry about, older models may only support up to a 30Gb drive. But even that can usually be fixed with a BIOS update.

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Would a hard drive that was in a Toshiba A60 Laptop work in a Toshiba A70 Laptop?


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Hi, I just bought my Toshiba satelite L645D-S4056 today from Best Buy. When I got home I did the basic computer startup and activated my anti virus. I was just browsing the web and all of a sudden I started getting error messages come up. I restarted my computer and windows recory came up, originally there were 11 errors and then it successfuly fixed 6 of them, but there are still 5 errors that failed to be fixed. I also recieved a window popup that said hard drive failure please restart computer.

Here is what the 5 errors say:

Hard drive doesnt respond to system commands- critical error
Boot sector of the hard drive disk is damaged- critical error
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged filer allocation table- critical error
32% of HDD space is unreadable- critical error
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms- critical errors

I have no idea what this means, if someone could give me some information that would be great. Should I take the laptop back to BEST BUY? is there a reason I am experiencing this?

A:new TOSHIBA laptop saying hard drive failure?

Definitely return it to BestBuy for replacement. Not repair but replacement. Best Buy has a fairly good return policy, but I would not let their Geek Squad change a light bulb for me.

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My problem is I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that will not start, every time I press the start button I can here a clicking noise coming from the hard drive as if its trying to spin but something is stopping it.
Does this mean it is broken and I have to replace the drive or is there something else I can do?
Thanks for any help

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I got a used HP off of craigslist, because my Toshiba laptop crashed. I replaced the Hard drive with the one from the Toshiba, but now the CPU thinks it's still a Toshiba! It's trying to look for drives that don't exist, the Bit rate is mixed up, and i can't do certain things because of it! The OS was from the Toshiba, and i'm not sure which specs are contained in the Hard drive. Please help!

A:Toshiba Hard drive specs on HP Laptop

Hello there, It's apparent that you are trying to run the HP machine by replacing its HDD with a third part HDD (Toshiba in this case).However, the computer works best (with all its features and modules) only with the platform that it built on (which includes the operating system as well).Please try to replace it with its geneic HDD and the OS it came with, and check if it works fine.I'm sure there would be no problem after that.  Cheers!

I am an HP employee

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Hi all

I have two questions,
Customer has a Toshiba laptop that her 2 year old knocked off a work surface. Now it wont boot to Windows Vista it goes through the Toshiba POST. She says its making noises and i have heard it screech every now and again.
I am fairly certain shes damaged the hard drive, but does anyone else have any thoughts ?

Following on from that when using my Plexus USB 2.0 to SATA cable in Windows XP Pro i get the USB noise/ping to suggest its found it and it installs the driver, as it says in the windows pop up bubble. However nothing in disk management or explorer. Now is this because the disk is obviously damaged or because i am running XP and the Hard disk is Vista??

I didnt think it should matter as it should be seen as a USD device from my cable

Any comments would be great thanks

A:Toshiba Laptop Hard drive issue

its damaged alright,

try sticking it in the freezer overnight and it may work enough to recover data off it, then bin it

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I have a Toshiba satellite 3 yr old lap top, it is a 1805-S274, it runs (home) XP, I have a hard drive (20g)that I want to replace. I have taken out the hard drive, it is on platform or cassette system, where it slides in and out of the laptop computer. It is held in place by 8 screws. Each corner has 2 screws, one placement horizontal and 2nd placement screw is in a vertical position. I have forgotten the placement of the screws and wondered about these as being adjustment screws and how should they be tighted or adjusted for the hard drive before starting the system back up???

A:Toshiba hard drive laptop replacement

A 2.5" laptop hard drive has 4 positions for the screws which can be fixed either from the bottom or from the two longitundinal sides. It looks like yours have them both fixed. There should be no adjustment needed. The disk is finger push fit and retained in position by usually just one screw.

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First of all let me simply say "Thank you" for even reading this post. Should you assist me in resolving my laptop dilemma I am forever indebted to you!

I have a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7102 laptop that seems to have a hard drive physical problem. I have used this laptop for a few years, flying back and forth into the Gulf of Mexico to Oilwell Drilling Ships. My point being the laptop has had some rough handling back and forth in helicopters.

When I press the PWR button it simply does not boot. The laptop system seems to function (power lights, Num-Lock key illuminates, etc. All I can make it do is open the IndyseH20 Setup System via F2 button.

I have a 120GB SanDisk SSD Plus Solid State Drive I could use just for the Operating System, if only I could boot the system. Is there a software I could install on a flash drive (USB) to boot with so I can install Win8 from a CD? Or, is there an alternative to rescue my original Hard Drive data?

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Hard Drive Problem

Welcome to the forum. What happens when you turn on does it say no hd or no o/s if you go to the bios does the hd show up there?

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My sister's hard drive was going out, so i decided to buy her a new one. I also got an external enclosure to put the old one it. I installed the new one, and got windows to starting up, then I left. Well, she is now saying the 2.5" external enclosure will not fit her hard drive.

The hard drive in the enclosure is a hitachi 60gig, not sure of the model number. The hard drive in the computer is a 250gig that i bought from circuit city, where the enclosure is from also.

Are there special connections for this? It doesn't make sense that it would take a normal drive to replace the old one, but not be able to use a normal enclosure.

A:Toshiba Laptop internal hard drive being used as an external

Did you buy the correct enclosure to fit the drive?
Pata or Sata?

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We're having a problem with my son's computer that we haven't been able to solve or find an online solution. He has a Toshiba Satellite L755 with a 500 GB hard drive. He was using it to play xBox live using the ethernet connection and after some time, he noticed the computer screen was blank with a movable cursor. He turned off the computer hoping that the problem would resolve itself when rebooted. He shut it down with the power button but when he powered it back on it went to the Windows Error Recovery screen. He launched Startup Repair but that resulted in a black screen with the mouse cursor. Starting Windows normally brought him back to the Windows Error Recovery Screen after sitting on the "Starting Windows" screen for a minute or so.

Using a Windows 7 install disk to attempt a repair install only brings up the same black screen with the mouse cursor. Booting from a Linux thumb drive gives "error mounting" message when trying to access the hard drive and says "a file system wasn't safely closed on Windows."

We've followed the "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start" guide on this forum and nothing has worked to load or repair Windows until Step 9. Partition Wizard boots and shows the hard drive with 3 partitions. A screen image is attached. His main partition is full but we can see all of his files when we explore that partition. We were able to copy the two smaller partitions to an external hard dri... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop won't boot due to full hard drive.

I would run a chckdsk /f with an installation DVD. You can also pull off stuff from the full drive with a live Linux CD or use that.

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Hi Frnds

I hav a Toshiba 1 TB external HDD. It was working fyn till today. Now it is not showing in My Computer or Disk Management. It does make the sound when I connect or disconnect it from the laptop. and the HDD light remains on.

Please advise how to fix this


A:Toshiba external USB hard drive not detected in any laptop

Go under the Device Manager and uninstall all the USB Controllers then reboot your PC don't connect the 1 TB just yet. Make sure nothing is connect to those ports like a keyboard or mouse otherwise they'll lockup. Once rebooted Windows will rebuild the table for USB Controllers. Now you should be all set. Unless you have some sort of conflict with IRQ or Registry setting. There is a free app called USBDVIEW what you would do is disconnect from all non-disconnected USB devices that are stored on the PC these settings can cause all sort of issues.

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Hi, my teenage son's Toshiba Satellite Laptop L455-S5975 won't boot from hard drive. On powering up, displays Toshiba logo and allows F2 to SETUP or F12 to Boot Menu. Does not allow F8 to Safe Mode. Without action, screen then goes to black with cursor in upper left corner. Have tried the following:

1. Made Windows 7 repair sik from other computer. Will boot from repair disk. Repair routine does not find problems.
2. Tried to restore to previous good restore point - spends much time copying files (hard drive seems to be working) but still will not reboot.
3. Removed hard drive and used EZ-CONNECT to put on USB port on other computer. Can see and copy files on hard drive.
4. Ran virus scan on hard drive using MALWAREBYTES. Found some minor viruses and repaired.
5. Reinstalled hard drive, tried booting into HDD Recovery mode by powering on while pressing "0". Displayed "HDD RECOVERY MODE" at bottom left of screen but did not do anything.
6. Tried the "remove battery, disconnect AC power, press power button for 30 seconds" trick. No success.

So now what? The hard drive seems to be okay but it's certainly not booting from there. The motherboard seems to be okay since it boots from a repair disk. I don't know what to try next.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot from Hard Drive

Forgot one other thing I did - while I had the hard drive hooked up to another computer via EZ_CONNECT, I ran chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r on it. Both completed normally with no errors.

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hi, I have a Toshiba store art 3.5 (I think) that can connect to my old pc running windows 7 just fine but it can not connect to my brand new Dell laptop (can see it in in device manager but not open it in any way I've tried to). I need my external to save my files from my laptop on and a new one is out of the question. also formatting the external drive should only be a LAST resort!!

if you do have a solution please explain in detail as far as you can? Computer stuff can be a bit confusing to me sometimes...

because I can see it in device manager on my laptop I updated drivers but it only said that the best drivers where already installed.

ask for any other info needed, and if necessary explain how to get it please.

A:Toshiba (store art 3.5) external hard drive not recognized by laptop?

make sure that the device is not blocked by checking the properties of it in device manager

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I selected "Install updates and shut down" and the next morning my Win7 PC wasn't recognizing my hard drive according to BIOS. Now what? Do I need to get a new hard drive or can I fix the problem myself?

A:Hard drive not recognized after updating Windows: "media test failed check cable"

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I recently developed hard drive trouble and have had to order a replacement.

Instead of installing Windows 7 all over again, with all the drivers, etc., I want to clone my existing hard drive to the new one.

I intend to connect one of the hard drives to my system via a USB SATA cable with the other drive connected inside my system.

To test this, I removed my hard drive and connected it using the USB SATA cable that comes with Seagate Hard drives (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Cable - USB 2.0 STAE100: Electronics)

I tried booting up my laptop using this setup.

The BIOS does detect the OS on the hard drive and attempts to boot from it, but flashes the BSOD when the Windows logo appears on the screen and reboots to a message that says that I should reseat the hard drive.
It then goes to a menu that asks me if I want to run startup repair or boot normally. Selecting "boot normally" repeats the process.

Any help? What can I do to rectify this problem? And more importantly, how can I make sure that my cloning process will go off without any trouble? I intend to use DriveImage XML for the cloning.

A:Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

Windows 7 will not boot and run from a USB drive.
However, that should not interfere with your ability to clone the drive using a USB connection.

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I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite 1110 laptop. Everything works well apart from the hard drive, which frequently spins down after only 30 seconds of inactivity regardless of the Power Management settings. After a short while the HDD must spin back up, which causes a 2 second pause in whatever I'm doing. This can get quite annoying especially when the pauses occur when typing or flicking through menus (not to mention playing DVDs). This can occur dozens of times a day.

All settings in PM are set to never switch off the HDD. I've tried uninstalling Toshiba's PM software and used WinXP Home's but this made no difference. It also makes no difference if the machine is clean from a fresh install from the recovery CDs, or running with Service Pack 1a and all the latest drivers and updates.

There are no PM settings in the BIOS.

The spin up/down problem is more likely to happen when running the machine on battery power, or after bringing it home and running it on AC while the battery is charging. Even after the battery is full the HDD will keep spinning down. The spin up/down problem occurs for 2 or 3 days but then the next day may be fine with no occurences. I can't pick a pattern to it.

Toshiba tech support and technicians in Australia first claimed the problem didn't exist (it doesn't always happen, therefore demonstrations are a bit difficult), and later when they did witness the problem they just installed a new BIOS (which was alr... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop frequent spin up and down hard drive problem (Satellite 1110)

Howdy there Cluster2k...

Not real sure what's going on here at this point...

One thing to check, go into Device Manager-Click on View-Show hidden Devices, there should be a device called NT/AMP Legacy Support, doublclick on it, and you should see NT/AMP Legacy interface node, if it isn't allready disabled try disabling it, and see if it will help...

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A:laptop wont start says a hard drive dst check failure

Hello andy191, Welcome to FORUM !! Whenever the Hard Disk Short/Long DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby  Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replacement (if you've not yet created Recovery Discs/USB Media) Note: Back up all the personal data to an external drive if it's possible. Otherwise you could connect the failed HDD via SATA to USB adapter with another PC or same PC after replacement of HDD & re-installation of OS and try copying /recovering the files. You can also refer to the below shown link for further supporthttp://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Data-from-the-Hard-Drive-of-a-Dead-Laptop Please click o... Read more

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I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L305-S5933. It has a 250gb of hard space. About 225gb after formatting. Its about two years old.

I had only 4.37gb of free space so I decided to free up some space. I deleted more than 50gb of movies from the drive and it still shows the same 4.37gb of free space. How can I fix this?

A:Solved: Large deletions aren't showing up as free hard drive space on Toshiba Laptop

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Alright so a few weeks ago ( I've put off not researching this till now bc I had another laptop handy but weirdly enough that one stopped working ) I was using my laptop like normal lol and then I went to bed and woke up with thus weird screen saying that I need to check cable connection and stuff ugh help

A:Check cable connection pxe:mof

Btw it's a Toshiba Intel

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Hi there i am new to this site and i am seeking aid for my current asus laptop x55a series model.....when i start up my laptop i recieve this message.
"Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0(build 083)
Copyright © 1997-2000 intel corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.10(10/20/11)
Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

A:check cable connection

This is because your LAN card is selected as the first boot device. You have to go into the bios by pressing F2 during boot and change the boot sequence to first boot device cdrom then hd. If this happen out of the blue it's likely because of a dying bios battery that needs to be replace.

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Ok I thought I could figure out what was wrong but to no avail . My kids have our other computer to work on and play games ,it was working fine ,no problems what so ever,than we shut it down . When we powered it back up all I get on the screen is check video cable connection. I have made sure all connections and cards are securely in place. Is there something else I can do short of buying a new monitor. We are running windows 98 se on it .No it is not hooked to the internet either so no way of getting virus or such.
Thanks Cassie

A:check video cable connection

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I'm trying to get the files off an old laptop which has given up. I have the hard drive out but don't recognise the connector even though it's a SATA. I thought I'd be able to just attach it to my PC using a spare SATA cable.

The drive is a Hitachi 5K320-320.

Anyone know how I connect this? It was inside a Dell Studio 17 if that helps. Image attached.


A:Solved: What connection is this on laptop hard drive?

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Hi there. I am running an Asus X55U NOTEBOOK with Windows 8 64 preinstalled. It is one month old. I had it connected to my t.v. last evening via the VGA connector. When I disconnected the connector a blue screen appeared and it stalled out. I restarted the laptop after a couple of hours and it read "Check cable connection... PXE-MOF...Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device...insert boot disk and press any key.

I followed the directions to disconnect battery, power cord, etc., and I held the power button down for 1 minute. I also reconnected the internal hard disk to make sure it hadn't slipped. I then opened the start up utility to check my boot options but my internal hard disk doesn't appear as an option. It isn't detected in the main menu either. I tried to restore the defaults but that did nothing either. Now when I boot it up it goes straight to the Aptio Setup Utility.

Is this a software problem or a hard disk problem? Since my notebook came with win8 preinstalled, I can't reinstall. In fact, I am not seeing a product key listed anywhere on the device either.

A:Check cable connection.. ! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM

I've just got my Asus K55A back from warranty repair because of this problem, if it's the same message. If you look for a thread here named Notebook cant boot started by me you'll see the screen I got and also what happened.
Good luck, I got my Notebook back within a week with a new motherboard in it.
Here's the link to the thread
Notebook cant boot

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At Startup Error Occurs as-
Check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

Every time i start my System..
After few system booted up..

A:check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

It's trying to boot from a network drive.
Go into BIOS and check your settings for boot devices/options.
If you have a "Boot from LAN", delete it.
If you can't delete it, make it the last priority.

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Four year old Acer Aspire One started having BSOD issues. Alternates between fine to crashing and unable to boot into windows. The file it names in the BSOD is volmgr.sys. Generally after the blue screen crash it cannot detect the hard drive and I get a PXE-M0F error saying no bootable device. I remove the laptop battery and restart until it seems to find the hard drive.

Ran memtest and it said everything was fine. Would like to be sure that something like the hard drive is the problem before I replace it.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BSOD volmgr.sys PXE-M0F check cable connection

Some important files are missing in your upload. See the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions ... take both the options. Either of these two will gather all the needed info there.

Also, take two tests.

Test the HDD using Seatools. Take both the short generic and the long generic tests.SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the results.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff88007a96488, fffff88007a95ce0, fffff80002aa08c9}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MmCheckCachedPageStates+559 )

Followup: MachineOwner

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At Startup Error Occurs as-
Check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

Every time i start my System..
After few system booted up..

A:check cable connection pxe-mof exiting intel pxe rom

It's trying to boot from a network drive.
Go into BIOS and check your settings for boot devices/options.
If you have a "Boot from LAN", delete it.
If you can't delete it, make it the last priority.

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well im tired and i must be missing somthing but i dont see any place to plug the ribbon cable in theres also these pci e cables on the hx power pack that have no spaces that i can see to plug in to ( i forget were they go ) but yea im gussing the ribbon cable has been phased out and iv missed that part ? help lol note typing this from my pda

A:z87 mobo sabertooth , ribbon cable - dvd drive

Most modern motherboards no longer feature legacy connectors such as PATA. You have a couple of choices here. Either use a SATA/PATA bi-directional adapter (probably the cheapest option, but not guaranteed to work correctly), or replace the drive with one that comes with the SATA interface (recommended)

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I recently had problems with my simpletech 500gb hard drive and i talked to the tech guys here and i was advised to get USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Serial ATA Hard Drive Adapter Cable. But when i connect it, i only see driver recognized on my laptop but i dont actually see the driver folder on my computer. Can someone please help me..Thanks in advance

A:Laptop connection with external hard drive via IDE/SATA problem

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Well, I removed my slim drive after flashing the wrong firmware. Bad day already.

Then I accidently ripped/damaged the JAE connector it was connected to. Does anybody know where I can get these? Its those orange film-like cable you connect right to the laptop optical drives. I find those JAE 50-pin to IDE adapters but I'm just looking for the replacement.


A:Where to get JAE 50-pin cable? For laptop slim drives? TOSHIBA

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Dear friends,

I am having an unexpected issue with my Acer Aspire 5517, I was booting it up haven't used it in about a week or two and I figured I would start it up and give it a Malwarebytes full scan as well as a Microsoft Security Essentials scan. The scans were both about 4 hours in and I logged on to skype because I had an interview to attend and after saying Hello to the person I was being interviewed by I received the blue screen of death and it rebooted to bios without giving me a chance to read the blue screen.

Now all I can get is the following after Bios:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.0.9(05/08/09)

Check Cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE Rom.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
I'm running Windows Vista and I was not given a boot disc, it came installed already. The bottom of it does have the Product-key information and what not on the Microsoft sticker but I do not have a Windows Vista disc so just wiping the hard drive and reinstalling isn't an option for me right now.

I have googled similar threads related to my issue that were on this forum and I have already tried what was suggested in the threads.

I removed the battery and put it back in, same goes for the hard drive. I also tried running it without the battery in and just powered via DC cable as I saw it worked for someone that way and the determination was a failing battery but it d... Read more

A:Check Cable connection! PXE-MOF Error Acer Aspire 5517

It sounds like your computer is trying to boot from network.

The first thing I'd probably check is your BIOS setup under Lannet and disabled it.

It may be trying to look for a network drive before starting from your local devices.

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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can someone help me here i was fixing my friend computer because he had a virus and since i had no option but to restore his toshiba the same way i did to my VAIO , Deleting everything in the harddrive i did it. and I din't mess with anything else and now i am getting an error satying"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable"

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Hi there,

I have a TOSHIBA PA2669U External Floppy Drive and it works well. But when I
tried to make a bootable disk recently, I found the cable attached to it missing.

I wonder if anyone can do me a favor by offering me the pin-out schematic that I can make a makeshift alternative.

Thanks in advance,


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Hey all, i'm building a new comp. Check sig for hardware.

Anyways, my monitor isn't showing anything when i turn on the comp. just says no connection etc....

Mobo shows both red and green lights which i think is good from reading the manual.

It show c1 on the display which is normal but it never moves beyond c1... ???

A:New Comp having trouble..... No connection, check signal cable... No Post or no conne

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Hello. I hope you can help me with the problem i have on my computer.

I read about this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1136828-check-cable-connection-pxe-m0f.html
I have the same problem, but I bought a new hard drive and i replaced it with the old one. Now the hard drive shows on the booting list, but the same message comes up every time i start my alienware up.

May it be because it is a cabel that is loose or is it because I have not installed windows on the new hard drive?

A:check cable connection pxe-m0f exiting intel pxe rom no bootable device Alienware M17

Install Windows.

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My sister's laptop just suddenly died. It's an Acer Aspire Timeline X and has been going well for over 4 years now.

Just today, she was using her computer, locked it, and then went down for dinner, when she came back up, the computer screen was blank, and unresponsive. Upon doing a hard-reset, she came across this error message
check cable connection pxe-m0f exiting intel pxe rom no bootable device
I Googled the error message, and did everything they said, and the error still came up.

This is what I did so far:
1. Took the Hard Drive out, and put it back in - did nothing
2. Tried booting into the eRecovery (manufacturer software) via ALT + F10, nothing happened.
3. Changed the boot order, did nothing.
4. Tried booting into Windows repair, via disk - did not detect the hard drive, only Disk 0 (0MB) was there.

So right now, I'm thinking it's either a corrupt hard drive, or there's a connection issue.

Any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

How much do you think this will cost to fix, if we took it to a store? (Warranty expired 3 years ago)

A:Solved: check cable connection pxe-m0f exiting intel pxe rom no bootable device

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Hello everyone,
I have an internet connection problem and was wondering if anyone here can help.
I cannot connect to the internet even though all the green lights on the modem are solid and steady. I have a laptop connects (ethernet cable) to the modem (which connect to the ISP). I ask my ISP support to verify my IP address and my modem mac address and they check out good. (I have an XP OS, IE, firefox, and opera web browsers, and a cable modem connection to the ISP - all three browsers cannot connect to the internet.) I can ping the yahoo and google websites and my loopback address, but cannot access these websites via my browsers. I look in the TCP/IP protocol properties and they're all set to automatically obtain the address. I also tried to manually configure the ip address, the sub mask, the dns servers, and the default gateway (first in the general tab, then in the alternate configuration tab) to the ones I found the network connections detail. I tried the ping, ipconfig, and netstat commands to try figuring out the problem but no luck.
Has anyone comes across this problem?

Any help and advices are much appreciated.
Thx in advance.

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Hi i have a Toshiba Satellite computer and my wifi doesnt work, it used to but it stopped all of a sudden.

A:Toshiba Laptop internet only works through Ethernet Cable, NO WIFI

Reinstall your wifi driver from offcial toshiba website. Or you can check your all driver updated or not. To easily check all driver just download advanced driver updater to update WiFi and other driver

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