Toshiba Satellite C655 restore to factory without boot disk

schriej1974 Posts 2 Registration date Friday April 12, 2013 Status Member Last seen April 12, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013 at 07:13 PM
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I am trying to restore my laptop to factory default settings and I pressed the 0 key when starting up and I hit HDD Factory settings and now I get the following information:

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)
Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.2.7(11/02/10)
Check Cable Connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I do not have a boot disk as it did not come with one and I did not download one. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Can I fix it without buying a disk or do I need to buy a boot disk and if so..where?


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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,252
Dec 8, 2015 at 05:35 AM
I'm having the same issue with a toshiba. I went into bios and the HDD is set as number 1 in boot order. Still can't get past this black screen with boot error. Hitting zero is not allowing recovery either.
i Have the same problem
I have this issue right now too! What was your fix...This thing worked fine yesterday. The verbage is identical to what yours was.
Try hitting f12 during reboot as soon as you see the Toshiba screen appear. More information about restoring to a factory without the installation disk on page 64:

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May 20, 2013 at 01:16 PM
When the computer is booting up, there is a brief moment where it says "press F2 or DEL to load setup or BIOS". If you go into the BIOS there is an option to set the boot order. You need to set the hard drive (HDD) to be the first boot device. If a computer attempts to boot from the network then this PXE boot error occurs.
Same problem here. Did what Kieferschild said to do, and HDD is listed as 1st device . Still getting error. Now what? ! Now what?
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Apr 8, 2015 at 09:01 PM
If thats the case then the likely hood is that your HDD is faulty and it's skipping it because it does not see one.

maybe you could try ensuring all connections to/from the HDD/motherboard are firmly in.
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Jan 23, 2015 at 05:34 AM
If you cannot see your hard drive listed then chances are your harddrive has died.

If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0
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Apr 12, 2013 at 08:21 PM

the message you're displaying is telling you that your computer is trying to boot to a network device. Typically this is used in a business environment when an administrator is trying to roll out an image across multiple computers. Also known as pixie boot (PXE).

Can you computer boot into windows at all?

if you, if you go into My Computer do you have a separate partition (to C:) called RECOVERY?

Can you go to Start > All Programs > and find toshiba recovery software here?

when you got the laptop it will have come with instructions for recovery.

Start here:

put in your model of your laptop and go to the manual/documents page where it will tell you how to recover.
schriej1974 Posts 2 Registration date Friday April 12, 2013 Status Member Last seen April 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013 at 08:28 PM
I can't get to my computer at all. When I turn on the computer it goes straight to loading windows... then the Toshiba screen and then the black screen with the white typing above.
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Apr 13, 2013 at 05:53 PM
What is the model number of your laptop?
Satellite C655
I cannot get Windows on my laptop C655 and I have tried hitting the zero, f2, f8, f6, and nothing happened, blank screen. I am not sure what I did but I got into another screen but cannot get out of it and it is asking for a bootable device, to insert boot disk and press any key.
I went into the bios and it says there is no HDD/SSD, what can I do?