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Toshiba Satellite C650-D Startup Problem


Pangaea

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A few nights ago my computer froze whilst I was online. When I tried to start it up again, it went straight to a black screen and read 'No bootable device found - Insert boot disk and press any key' I managed to enter BIOS and changed settings to default, saved, and rebooted, but no change, I aslo tried moving the order of th boot up so that LAN was last in the list (I have heard that it may be trying to boot from LAN) but no change either, it just reads 'for atheros pcie ethernet controller v2.0.1.9 (12/15/09)

check cable connection! pce-m0f : exiting intel pxe rom no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key'

I have taken my HDD out and put it back in to make sure it wasn't a loose connection, didn't help. It does recognise my HDD, as it is listed as first booting option on boot manager (F12) so it's not dead. Is it possibly faulty? If so do I need a new hard drive? Or is that possibly not the problem, and buying a new hadr drive would be a waste of money?

Help please, thanks in advance :)

Kez

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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here or here

That's why I said the the one I linked to appeared to be better value however its your choice.

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Pangaea

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I don't want a toshiba hard drive, because this problem is common amongst them, but what I asked was will SATA work with my laptop, because I was told I need SATA II...

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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All new drives will be SATA 11 which is backward compatible with SATA 1

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Pangaea

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Is this compatible > here

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rdave13

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Pangaea, with respect, you linked to an optical drive, not to a hard-drive.Have a look here. Prices are falling again and some pretty good HDDs available for a reasonable price. Check the capacity you need and the RPM. 7200 is faster than 5400 but I doubt if you would notice the difference much.

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Pangaea

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Oh, ok, yeh sorry, I meant to link this one.

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rdave13

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Check the decimal point in the price.

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Pangaea

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Oh wow! I'm only 14, and haven't got a very large income, no way I can afford 27 thousand!

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Pangaea

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Ok, this time I clicked on memory, because I need more space for stuff, and found this one. I think it is good because you get 4 rather than 1, so if it breaks, I have 3 more, I won't have to buy a new one for ages! But does it fit my laptop?

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Pangaea

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