pooly hard drive

By jasonlfarrell ·
I think I have a poorly Toshiba 120 GB hard drive. (O/s vista - Toshiba equium l40-17m)

When I turn on the hard drive
?I get the Toshiba screen flash and options to go into the bios or boot sequence, after a few seconds the screen goes black with the options to load in several safe modes or load in to normal mode.
?If I select any of the above the following things happen on the screen.
?The Microsoft knight rider bar is display going from let to right. After a few more minutes the cursor appears but the screen is still black.

?I have tried the following.
?Removed the hard drive and tested it in another Toshiba laptop same result.
?Ran spin rite on the hard drive no errors were found.
?Put a known working Toshiba hard drive into the laptop and started up. Options to load in safe modes or normal, select normal and this through to system repair and was asked do I want to restore to an earlier point.
I have also tried the Toshiba disk recovery CD no joy.

Is there anything else I can try or do I need to replace the hard drive

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RE: Is there anything else I can try or do I need to replace the hard dr

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to pooly hard drive

No not really you have done everything correctly so use the other drive and scrap the Old Toshiba Drive.


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recovery cd

by jasonlfarrell In reply to RE: [i]Is there anything ...

If I bought a new hard drive for the toshiba laptop would the recovery CD install the o/s?

I have spoken to one laptop repair company and they said the recovery CD will load the O/S is this true?

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Yes that is correct

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to recovery cd

The Slipstreamed Recovery Disc is to recover the OS and Factory Installed Software for the Hardware that you have.

The only possible problems involve IDE HDD being substantially bigger than what was previously fitted and BIOS no recognizing them correctly or if you have the Original Version of XP it can not format a drive bigger than something like 127 GIG to full capacity. It will just format to 127 GIG.


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