Below are common error messages for Panasonic Toughook CF-18, CF-19, CF-29, CF-30, CF-31, CF-52, CF-52, CF-53, CF-73, CF-74 models and how to resolve them.
First determine if you have a hard drive if you just bought the unit and are not sure. Make sure the hard drive is not defective (see diagnostic tool below) Replace HD if defective
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Panasonic Toughbook error message table How to fix these problems
media test failure - check cable
PXE-E61: Media test failure Operating system not found
Blue screen of death
Exiting PXE ROM
Model not supported
No operating system
Will not boot up
System freezing or hanging
Touchscreen not working due to missing drivers
- Some CF-29 units have defective touchscreen panels
Wifi or wireless card not working
Failed fixed disk
Disk Read Error Message
Primary Hard Disk Failure
Data Error Reading Drive [C]
Drive Not Ready-System Halted
Error Reading Drive [C]
Hard Disk Drive Failure
IPrimary Hard Disk Failure
Seek Error - Sector not found
Serious Disk Error Writing Drive
A serious disk error occurred trying to read/write drive
Hard disk imminent failure
Assuming you have a hard drive installed (If you are not sure can hit F2 on startup to enter BIOS to see if system sees a hard drive)
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Means you most likely have a defective hard drive, if possible backup your data and run this diagnostics tool below. Then replace with a new hard drive if necessary. Use recovery disk to reinstall Windows and all your drivers so it will be like it was from the factory.
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