I have a friend's Toshiba Tecra M2. When it tries to boot it shows the errors:
IDE #0 Error
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready....
The hard drive wasn't recognized in the BIOS, so I replaced it with a new drive. The new drive is recognized in the BIOS and the IDE error went away. I tried booting from the CD drive using an XP disk and a Vista disk, but I keep getting the PXE errors. I have tried many different setting in the BIOS including the boot order. Any idea what the problem could be? If the motherboard was bad would I be able to get to BIOS? Is it most likely a bad CD drive or connection?