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Old 01-10-2006, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Hardware? Win not booting: IDE #0 ERROR?

I have a Toshiba Satelite A15 laptop and it was just working a few minutes ago.
Now, when I flip the screen on, I see a 'Toshiba" opening page then it blanks out and goes to:

starting Windows....

Intel (R) Boot agent......

PXE E61 media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel boot agent

insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready."

I inserted a recovery disk and, ok.
Restarting Windows, then it goes to the same thing with IDE #0 error..
While it's doing this, there's a clickity sound coming from the upper left of the laptop like something's not catching (?)
Hardware or software issue? I'm thinking it's my hardrive that crapped on me.


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Old 01-10-2006, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does your bios see your hdd? Sounds like a failing hdd or failed hdd ...

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Old 01-11-2006, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can't even get to BIOS.
I think it's the hard drive. I'm going to try to hook it up to my desktop tomorrow and see if it's running.
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