Toshiba laptop booting problem

By Ehsan
Oct 31, 2008
  1. Hi All,
    I have a Toshiba Satellite A50 laptop. Recently, I have formatted the laptop and installed Windows XP. I am experiencing the following issues:

    1. While booting, I get the following message:
    PXE - E61 : Media Test Failure, Check Cable
    PXE - M0F : Exiting Intel Boot Agent

    2. Sometimes, the F10 or F11 key starts glowing because of which the keyboard gets locked. It seems the numeric keypad gets on because of this glowing of the F10 or F11 key. Then, I am not able to type the password and log into Windows XP. However, this problem does not occur regularly.

    Can you suggest a remedy for the above two issues. Is there any virus that is causing these problems?

    Thanks in advance
    Ehsan Ahmed
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    HardDrive issue

    Your internal HardDrive is either not creating a good connection
    Or it is slowly dieing

    To get it back working
    Remove the HardDrive (not sure where, just read the manual)
    And then re-insert the HardDrive, making a good connection
    Then turn back on

    Once Windows starts back up
    You should save all user data to external media
    And hope it continues to boot the HardDrive
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