Toshiba Satellite l755 trying to boot from network

By Nyylover88
Sep 30, 2012
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  1. Good evening, I cant afford to take my laptop to a tech so I am posting here in hope of help. I have a Toshiba satellite l755, I turn my pc this mourning on and it showed me this messege. Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
    For atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.
    Check cable connection!
    PXE-M0F Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
    No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
    What happend to my computer? Please help
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    In the BIOS, look in the boot options and take the "other devices" or "other" out of the boot sequence.
    Make sure that HDD is listed as first boot option.
    This should be enough,
    BUT... I would also check to see if boot from LAN is enabled.
    If it is, (unless you need it for some reason) disable it.

    PXE is a protocol that will enable you to boot from a network drive or server.
    When it says that it failed, it is because it could not find an OS on the network.

    To enter bios, watch the screens when you power on.
    It will tell you the right keys to press to enter your bios setup.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,747   +1,421

  4. Nyylover88

    Nyylover88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Bookwyrm, I have tryed hitting almost everything. When I turn my laptop on, it says toshiba and 2 seconds later the screen its black with the above messege, it doesnt give me the option to do anything

    And cliff, my boot options are not the same. I have 1HDD 2 USB 3ODD 4FDD 5LAN AND it says thats the default settings.

    Because you guys talked about network I connected the computer to the router and once it started it showed me this messege
    For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller
    CLIENT MAC ADDR E8 9A 8F 56 C1 GUID:
    DHCP..........
    But then it all came back to
    PXE M0F exiting messege.
  5. Nyylover88

    Nyylover88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  6. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    Your posts are confusing to me.
    On the one hand, you seem to be saying that you do not know how to enter the bios configuration.
    and that all you get is a black screen, and then the PXE error.
    On the other hand you have given us

    Please clarify: When/Where do you see these options? After PXE error message?

    To Enter your BIOS Configuration ...
    One or more of the following methods will be effective:

    F2 key method
    • Turn the computer on.
    • Press the F2 key to enter Setup,
    • The Setup screen will appear.
    Esc key method
    • Turn the computer on.If you do not see a prompt to press the F2 key, then
    • immediately press and hold the Esc key for three seconds, and then release it.
    • When prompted to, press the F1 key.
    • The Setup screen will appear.
    If Neither of these work...
    • pressing and holding the F12 key immediately after powering-on the notebook shouldl allow you to alter the notebook's boot priority.
  7. Nyylover88

    Nyylover88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes I get to press f2 and setup will show up, am sorry if I have confused you
  8. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    If you can,
    • disable the option to boot from Network.
    Then, see what happens when you reboot.
    I suspect it will say something about not finding a valid windows installation.
    In that case,
    • reboot again,
    • as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key"
    • This should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu"
    • Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration"
    • press your Enter key.
    If you get the Windows Advanced Options Menu,
    but no option for "Last Known Good Configuration", then let me know.

    IF you cannot get the Windows Advanced Options Menu
    Then I suspect one of the following
    • a very seriously compromised windows installation.
      • (which likely would require a reinstall and will mean loss of data)
    • a failing hard-drive
      • (also which may mean loss of data).
    To rule out the later, you could try...
    • hard drive diagnostics
    • a Linux usb boot, to see if you can recover files from the drive.
    I do not know whose drives Toshiba is currently using. Last I knew they used drives from several manufacturers. Maxtor's utility should work on any drive. But, you may need to open your drive bay, determine the drive maker, and then get the correct utility for your drive. Let me know which you need, and I will supply a link (if you don't find it first).

    I have not done a Linux process to recover files,
    but there are those on TechSpot who have,
    and if you want I can signal for their help.

    If you wish to skip this, and go straight to a reinstall,
    I still would first check the drive for integrity.

    =======
    DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO VOID ANY REMAINING WARRANTY.
    Another option would be to assume the worst (that the drive is toast)
    buy a new drive, and reinstall your OS from your recovery media.
    If you want, you could get a "usb to sata" solution, (there are several options)
    to try to recover files from your original Hard drive in that way.
  9. Nyylover88

    Nyylover88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    [It doesnt give me the option to disable
    quote="B00kWyrm, post: 1236976, member: 213442"]If you can,
    • disable the option to boot from Network.
    Then, see what happens when you reboot.
    I suspect it will say something about not finding a valid windows installation.
    In that case,
    • reboot again,
    • as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key"
    • This should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu"
    • Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration"
    • press your Enter key.
    If you get the Windows Advanced Options Menu,
    but no option for "Last Known Good Configuration", then let me know.

    IF you cannot get the Windows Advanced Options Menu
    Then I suspect one of the following
    • a very seriously compromised windows installation.
      • (which likely would require a reinstall and will mean loss of data)
    • a failing hard-drive
      • (also which may mean loss of data).
    To rule out the later, you could try...
    • hard drive diagnostics
    • a Linux usb boot, to see if you can recover files from the drive.
    I do not know whose drives Toshiba is currently using. Last I knew they used drives from several manufacturers. Maxtor's utility should work on any drive. But, you may need to open your drive bay, determine the drive maker, and then get the correct utility for your drive. Let me know which you need, and I will supply a link (if you don't find it first).

    I have not done a Linux process to recover files,
    but there are those on TechSpot who have,
    and if you want I can signal for their help.

    If you wish to skip this, and go straight to a reinstall,
    I still would first check the drive for integrity.

    =======
    DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO VOID ANY REMAINING WARRANTY.
    Another option would be to assume the worst (that the drive is toast)
    buy a new drive, and reinstall your OS from your recovery media.
    If you want, you could get a "usb to sata" solution, (there are several options)
    to try to recover files from your original Hard drive in that way.[/quote]
  10. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    Okay... what about the rest?
  11. Nyylover88

    Nyylover88 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    If I press F12 and hit recovery of hard drive will it erase all my data?
    Yes I found how to disable the LAN, but it still shows me no bootable device
     
  12. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,550   +18

    So... are you telling me that F8 did nothing for you?

    F12 should have allowed you to change boot device sequence, but should not have allowed "recovery of hard drive"

    F8 SHOULD take you to Windows Advanced Options Menu, offering...Repair your computer
    • Safe mode
    • Safe mode with networking
    • Safe mode with command prompt
    • Enable boot logging
    • Enable low resolution video (640 × 480)
    • Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
    • Directory services restore mode
    • Debugging mode
    • Disable automatic restart on system failure
    • Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
    • Start Windows normally
    You may learn more about Last Known Good Configuration Here
    Short Answer... NO, it will not affect your files.
    What WILL/Could affect your files is if your hard drive is failing,
    thus my suggestion about hard drive diagnostics.


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