Earlier today I bought a brand new Satellite L655-1DM. It didn't have an OS so I wanted to install a Windows 7. However, as I start the laptop after the initial Toshiba screen I get the following:
Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.
Granted, I'm a complete laptop newbie as this is the first laptop I've ever purchased, but am I doing something wrong? I put the Windows 7 DVD in, start the laptop and I get this message. Is there something else I should be doing or some sort of setting I should change in order for this to work? I did a google search for a solution but couldn't find one. Can anyone help me?
This is usually only related to a wrong boot order.
If you start your notebook go into BIOS boot menu. Therefore press F12 key. Now insert the Windows 7 disk and then select CD/DVD drive as boot device. Now the computer will start with Windows installation so follow the screen instructions.
Set BIOS to default settings and restart notebook. When the notebook starts again press F12 several times to enter boot menu.
Can you see CD/DVD driver there?
Put bootable disc into optical disc drive, choose CD/DVD drive in the menu and press ENTER.
Silas, I tried what you're suggesting (setting the BIOS to default settings) and entering the boot menu. The CD/DVD was just one of the few things listed there but the exact model wasn't listed on the right (like it is in the photo I posted above). I'm not sure if the model is supposed to be listed in the boot menu or not but I thought I'd point out that it wasn't.
I got the same result ("No bootable device") after I put in the Windows disk and pressed Enter.
Anyway, thank you very much for the replies guys but after hours of googling and asking people online for possible solutions I finally gave up on trying to fix the issue myself and decided to leave it to the professionals. I'm just coming back from the store where I bought the laptop. I left it with their technicians and they are looking into the problem as I write this. Hopefully soon everything should be fixed and ready to go. Still though, I'm very curious to find out what the issue was to begin with. We'll see.