My unit is toshiba Tecra R940 installed with windows 7. It became so slow and I think it could be with some virus. So I do reinstall of the OS. I load the installer on DVD, delete the partition with the OS and create a new partition but this time I got an error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu"
I research on the internet and it was suggested to set the SATA setting to either AHCI or compatibility and UEFI mode to CSM. So I restarted the unit to set the settings on BIOS. After that I now get this error "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable; PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Insert system disk drive, press any key when ready". What is this error all about.
I already read a lot about this problem but I cannot find a solution so I decided to create own question.
I also tried to remove the HDD and put it on enclosure. I was able to see and backup my files on the other partition. So the HDD is still working. I also notice in BIOS that the HDD sometimes is not listed on the main tab. But when I do go to prompt and use diskpart during installation i can see the disk and its partition.
And also I set the boot order into: ODD, HDD, SSD, FDD, LAN
I also tried replacing another HDD on the unit and installation is successful. So i think there is not problem with the unit and BIOS.
By the way, this HDD is still less than 2 years from purchased and have this wipe technology printed on the disk. I don't know if it matter.
Any help is appreciated...