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Toshiba Satellite Pro: No hard drive detected by BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kneecapistanio, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. Kneecapistanio

    Kneecapistanio Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have had my Toshiba Satellite Pro P200D-10P for 3 years now and have had a recurring problem. If I shut it down for any reason I then cannot reboot it thereafter, sometimes for several hours and at worst for several days. In BIOS, under 'Main' it has 'None' under the 'Hard Disk' title. If I try and boot it up I get the error; 'For Realtek RTL8100E/8101E Fast Ethernet Network Adapter v1.02 (060529). PXE-E61: 'Media test failure, check cable. PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.' I assume this is due to no hard drive being found in the boot sequence and LAN being used.

    I have updated the version of BIOS to v1.07 and have tried removing each of the 1GB RAM to check if its due to bad RAM but that has not helped the issue.

    I have removed and replaced the hard drive to ensure it is seated properly but that has not improved the problem.

    I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give.

    Thank you.
     
  2. etaf

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    I would say thats correct

    Sounds like a faulty harddrive as its not being seen at all

    http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p205/removing-motherboard-1.htm
    http://www.bixnet.com/toshiba2.html
     
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