I have a client who has a Toshiba NB 205 Netbook. Last year he received the error F3-F100-0004. I used a Neosmart Easy RE disk to resolve the issue. He just got the same message. He has had infections. I bought Neosmart's Technicians edition (to be fair to them since I am using it to repair clients computers).
Unfortunately that didn't work this time and froze in the middle of doing their virus scan. I restarted and ran the automatic repair and tried to start Windows again without luck. Then I noticed the HD making a whirring noise. With HD failure being one of the indicators of the F3-F100-0004 error it was decided to replace the HD.
The new HD is being recognized in the bios but when I change the boot order to my external CD drive I get the message -
For Realtec RTL8101E/8102E(L)/8103E(L) PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.13
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
I've searched but have not found a solution. I need some help please.