Laptop not booting

Jelboy_1959 Posts 1 Registration date Saturday September 9, 2023 Status Member Last seen September 9, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023 at 09:10 PM
HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 - Sep 11, 2023 at 10:14 AM

Just installed a solid state hard drive there appears to be no bios installed on it and the screen just says the following: PXE-M61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE

PXE-M0F: EXISTING INTEL BOOT AGENT.

INSERT SYSTEM SYSTEM DISK IN DRIVE. BUT MY LAPTOP HAS NO DISk DRIVE.

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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878
Sep 10, 2023 at 02:25 PM

Hi,

It looks like your PC is trying to boot from the network. To fix this, change the boot order in your BIOS settings by setting your SSD first.


Unfortunately l am unable to gain access to the bios. I have tried numerous times with all of the function keys. But am unable to access it. I DON'T THINK there is a bios present on the SSD. So what else can l do its extremely frustrating.  Await your reply. Thanks. 

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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878 > Jelboy1959
Sep 11, 2023 at 04:21 AM

The BIOS is part of the motherboard, not your SSD.

What is your laptop's make and model?

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Jelboy1959 > HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024
Sep 11, 2023 at 07:43 AM

Toshiba Z930 -300

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HelpiOS Posts 14392 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 19, 2024 1,878
Sep 11, 2023 at 10:14 AM

Thank you.

Here are the steps to enter the BIOS on your Toshiba laptop:

  • Turn on your computer,
  • As soon as you see the Toshiba logo, press F2 (multiple times),
  • In the BIOS, go to the boot settings to change the boot priority,
  • Save the changes and restart.

If you can't enter the BIOS, try turning on your laptop then turn it off immediately. Wait 2-3 seconds and try accessing the BIOS again by following the above steps.

Otherwise, clear the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS - you can refer to this article (hardware reset) for help. Here's also a video if you need additional explanation. Wait several minutes before reconnecting it, then repeat the steps to load the BIOS.

Good luck