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No bootable device error, can't start computer

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May 29, 2012 12:33:00 AM

Hello, and thank you in advance for your help.

My Toshiba Satellite L755 is receiving the following error at startup:
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Check cable connection!
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
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This occurred after I used Toshiba Wizard to clear the hardrive. I was attempting to get everything back it's original state.

So far I have gotten into setup by holding f2 at startup. The boot tab reads:
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1. HDD/SSD Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 (S1)
2. USB
3. ODD TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633F (PM)
4. FDD
5. LAN Atheros Boot Agent
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I have also tried disconnecting the battery and harddrive and then reconnecting them.
May 29, 2012 12:38:32 AM

Did you erase the HD? If so, it's asking for the installation disk.
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May 29, 2012 12:38:57 AM

When you say you "cleared the hard drive" does that mean you erased everything from the hard drive? (including the OS)
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May 29, 2012 12:48:16 AM

bkoop said:
When you say you "cleared the hard drive" does that mean you erased everything from the hard drive? (including the OS)


It didn't specify, I had just assumed that Toshiba wouldn't let me erase the OS so easily. That may be what happened, but I don't believe the laptop came with any disks.
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May 29, 2012 12:56:37 AM

Yeah. Once you erase, you need to buy windows 7 again. -.-
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May 29, 2012 1:03:51 AM

It just surprises me that they offer that option in with the system restore and recovery.. I suppose I will check to see if there is any kind of recovery partition.
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May 29, 2012 1:31:59 AM

samuelspark said:
Yeah. Once you erase, you need to buy windows 7 again. -.-


I can't tell if you joking or not. The OP might have to buy a set of media, but that is much cheaper than buying the full OS.
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May 29, 2012 1:50:06 AM

Okay, I think I have it figured out.

If this happens to anyone else on their Toshiba laptop, you can start your computer while holding down the 0 (zero) key. This will allow you to do a "Recover of Factory Software," and reinstall the OS.

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May 30, 2012 1:32:23 AM

That's good to hear. The recovery partition wasn't erased.
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September 29, 2012 4:32:25 PM

I have this very same problem, however when I hold zero down and bootup nothing changes I still get the same error
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