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Solved "Checking Media... No Media Present" on Toshiba Satellite


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#1
If you like, base on your screen shot, you could try to open the Admin command


  1. diskpart
  2. select disk 0
  3. select partition 1
  4. assign letter=R
  5. exit
  6. reagentc.exe /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target C:\windows
  7. Try create a recovery disk to see if it works


Good luck !!!



I followed these steps. I was looking at the recovery tools in the R partition moments after, and I got a BSOD. Upon reboot, I get

Checking media presence
no media present

To make matters worse, maybe one time out of ten will I be able to get the BIOS menu to come up. Worse STILL, I can't navigate the BIOS, with keyboard or mouse when I can get it to come up. Please help, I am in dire straights here.

My machine is a Toshiba Satellite S55-A i7-4700, 8GB Ram, Nvidia GT 740M
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

broe23

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Sounds like the Mother Board is dying. I would send it to Toshiba to have it checked out. You are seeing hardware failures and there is not much else that can be done.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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#3
Sounds like the Mother Board is dying. I would send it to Toshiba to have it checked out. You are seeing hardware failures and there is not much else that can be done.
Appreciate the response. I don't think it's a hardware issue, considering it happened the second I tried to bring up that recovery app. I was able to get into the BIOS and access it with F2 which instead of F8, so I think it was a fast boot issue as far as that's concerned. Anyway I just installed 8.1 fresh after that, so nothing to see here. Thanks again for the response though sir, it's appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1