Connector hard drive problem...
I have a HP mini 210 (vivienne Tam version) and recently he began to fade just for no reason. Discovered by experimentation that whenever you press the connector on the hard drive (inadvertently or not), the netbook goes off instantly and requires a reboot hard to go again... Anyone has any experience with this and you simply think to replace the hard drive connector would solve the problem?
Thank you in advance!
So, unless the pressure is applied to the computer area where the hard drive it works fine? If this is the case I certainly agree with you that it can be a connector problem.
However, the first thing we want to do is to ensure that there isn't a larger problem of material with the hard drive. These instructions will show you how to run this test. If the hard disk goes, I would continue troubleshooting the connector.
After checking that the hard drive is in good condition I would make sure that the connector is perfectly connected to the hard drive. Here is the service manual for your laptop, this should prove useful explaining how to disassemble the laptop to access the hard drive.
Finally, if none of these help the next step will be to replace the connector. You can find more information about ordering specific parts of HP parts Surfer.
Let me know if I can help you!
My F60 running stock windows 7 and when I turn it on I get a black screen with the following text:
+ Check the file system on C: +.
+ the type of file system is NTFS.
+ Volume name is s3a5802d002 +.
+ One of your disks needs to be checked for conisitency. +
+ You can cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
+ To skip verification of the disc, press any key within 10 seconds.
If I leave it just like that.
I try to ignore it, and it does not work so I turn it off and go again on the third time, to turn on while I press ESC. What should I do about it?
Re: do everything or send it as it is only 6 months old, it is Bernard did this for 5 months
It sounds a bit like a HARD drive problem.
I recommend checking out the HARD drive using a free tool called Drive Fitness Test
This free tool allows you to get more details on the State of the HARD drive and maybe some error would be detected which would mean that HARD drive failures and disk HARD must be replaced.
In the last week or two, I got a few blue screens, saying he was driving demand, and that windows must be shut down to avoid damage my computer.
I have just restart and continue working.
The last time it happened, I had repeatedly "initialization failed" and it says hdd, SDS, fdd. If I pressed the power button until I didn't see no signs of activity, then started. Things went well. I called Toshiba support and they recommended that I go home and save my files before continuing. It took hours selectively to clean, sort the previous backups, and a small footprint of the backup system.
When I called Toshiba once again, they recommended a "takeover", which is restoring the factory settings. It puts me in the stone age. I have to go through a never-ending process of the upgrade to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, install and reconfigure all the applications and environments/configurations, etc. It will essentially take on holiday, if not more. I'll also have to get another computer (maybe a netbook) to stay in touch while I restart my laptop. It's barely more than a year.
Is there a diagnosis I can do to determine the probability that there is a hard drive problem? Support for Toshiba said that is the surest way, because it provides a diagnostic F10 for the hard disk code, and it also pushes the bad sectors at the end of the disc (logically, I suppose, since you can't physically move a fault).
> About Hitachi DFT, is it important that my HARD drive is Toshiba mk6465gsx? This is what is displayed "Hard drives" in the Device Manager.
It s no matter what HARD drive manufacturer, it is the Drive Fitness Test is able to scan all hard drives to find errors.
> Also, http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/#DFTshows links to create boot disks, but I was wondering if I could create a bootable instead.
Not sure if this is possible if there is that one option to create a startup disk, and then a flash stick does not work. But of course you can try this out.
> This laptop does not come with a floppy drive, and I still create coasters trying to burn discs.
You don't need the floppy drive, the tool must create a disk bootable (CD)
> I guess that the same question can be asked on Memtest86. Another issue is the relevance of Memtest86 for my system. My c drive has a "Program Files" folder, but also a "Program Files (x 86)" folder for 32-bit applications. Memtest86 is for the x 86 architecture. I don't know if my 64-bit Windows 7 involves a non - x 86 architecture.
I guess that Memtest86 should also work on Win 7 64 bit systems. But also the MemTest 4.20 is 64-bit capable
Hi, hoping someone can help here. I just bought the above system, it came without a hard drive, as it was purchased at a business. I installed a Seagate 200 GB SATA hard drive and I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate... the HD is recognized by the BIOS and the POST, but the installer of windows 7 do not see, I searched relevant drivers for the motherboard... but can't find it nowhere I tried to set the Auto and Serial ATA SATA BIOS setting only with no success... Any help would be appreciated.
Hi and thanks for the answer, had sorted out, seems it was a b the hard drive problem. Once I have two-way for another installation of windows 7 200 GB SATA drive picked up immediately.
I am a member of the creative cloud. I had hard drive problems. How can I go on redownloading cc lightroom and photoshop
My T43 (type 1875) cannot operator unless I am pressing on toward the down on the palm rest above the spring certainly drive connector. This connector seems to be designed to move upwards & downwards on two positions. 44 pin hard drive seem to connect indirectly to the motherboard via 44 springs in this assembly. This Assembly should be compressed manually for the system to communicate with the hard drive.
I do not understand the physical design of this connection? I certainly do not understand the purpose of this complicated mechanism. It is part of the protection of the hard drive?
To correct the problem, I see two possible solutions; either compress the springs, then bend the stems of alignment to maintain the State of compression, which makes electrical connections or replace the motherboard.
If someone put me on how I could fix this?
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This is common with the T4x problems and those who have not been carefully reassembled since the Council can become cracked over time especially when door one-handed from a corner as a person would natrually.
Even models 15 inches and their solid upper bezel can experiencine this issue, but the models 14 inches and the palm rest of split and are the most sensitive.
The system works when you press the right ALT just below and to the right of the trackpad?
If you took the palm rest off the power, then press the plug of the battery, it restores the operating system?
If so, you may be lucky that the Council itself cannot be cracked but it could be the connectors of taking battery BIOS on the Board and in this regard a $3 repair. Cut the connector and replace with a new one or cut and reweld to ensure that the circuit is solid.
If it is cracked, you can hold with some high quality neoprene since used neoprene "shrink as styrofoam when exposed to heat and pressure. Shim planks will run, but the added stress of ttignehtning it back together can create other pauses as you are bowing the bridge so that the stress has to go somewhere.
In addition, the system will work better if it remains stationery for a portable shim will pass when the goods are shipped under nomral conditons.
Finally, the entire system will be brick and you can save or part the rest of it.
I have a Portege 7220 CTe Windows 98se. The hard drive is deteriorating slowly (bad sectors), so I decided to replace it. The old drive is a Toshiba 6 GB. The news is an IBM/Hitachi Travelstar 10 GB - so-called and apparently unused but dated from 01 Sept.
Summary: the drive has worked once in the Portege, but doesn't work anymore. It continues to operate through a USB interface to another system.
I did the following. (I don't know that there are a lot of unimportant details, I just can't tell who might be relevant):
-Checked the new drive with Hitachi Drive Fitness Test. Ran on the Portege, booting from CD in the docking station. The perfect extract player.
-Make a backup image the old drive on another computer (XP desktop computer) using a USB box and the reflection of Macrium.
-Restored the image to the new drive (using the same USB box).
-In Ran XP Scandisk and defragmentation on the restored drive (no problem, does significant defrag)
-Cleanly removed from the XP system USB and road of the housing
-Put the new, restored in car in the Portege and turned on.
The system could not start, (indirectly) saying that HIMEM. SYS was missing. I plugged the drive into the XP system. Indeed \WINDOWS\HIMEM. SYS was missing, along with the rest of the content of \WINDOWS. The rest of the matching content to the backup. ???????
I copied \WINDOWS to the backup image to the new drive. Neatly removed from the XP system and put in the Portege.
Starting from Win98 system. I tried to start a random application and become system that is not responding.
From this point, I may have not all the actions in the order, but I doubt that counts. I tried the following:
-Hitachi Drive Fitness Test running. He first found the drive but returned an error 'drive not ready '. After repeated attempts to re-seat assigned, check on the XP system, etc it is unable to find the drive to all the
-Go into the BIOS at startup. Sometimes found the drive, sometimes not.
-Office XP still recognizes the player very well via the USB interface. ScanDisk is happy with it, including the surface scan. Hitachi utility only works with ATA or SCSI disks, and I do not have an ATA desktop-laptop adapter.
-Made a new restoration of the saved image. It worked well, but the Portege wouldn't even find the drive.
-Tried the old drive and a travelstar 6 GB to another system in the Portege. Both work very well.
-Tried the new disk in a Portege 7020. Do not just like in the 7220.
I thought maybe it was a power issue. But the two Travelstars (one that works and a new one that doesn't) are valued at 500 my. The old disk from Toshiba which also always works is estimated at 700mA.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Apparently, there's something wrong with your 10 GB travelstar, maybe the MBR or the boot sector
the fact that you can read with a USB connector doesn't mean that the HD is correct, since you do not need the boot sector of this way
I would advice to wipe it completely (with cleandisk or boot-TI-NG), make a new partition with fdisk and reformat the HD in fat32 format
That to do a fresh install with W98, or better: W2000, which spans a 7220 easily and is much better
It is best to copy the directory to install W2000, integer i386 installation CD - on the 10 GB HD (which can be done on another PC with a USB connection) and begin the installation of BACK with Windows NT. EXE
More information about this problem, which you can find here:
My older iMac 8.1 (Intel Core 2), running OS x 10.9 ran slow, then a few application icons disappears from the display, after a restart, the application has stopped working completely. I tried to reinstall OSX, when this does not work, I did a full erase and reinstall it again, still none of my apps does not work. It manifests itself, and when I click it, it does nothing. I even went back to my original OSX 10.6 Snow Leppard and reinstalled drive and my desktop icons appeared for a few minutes and then everthing disappeared. Also, this has happened during execution of 10.9 as well. Now the only thing that the computer be used to mail is electronic and Safari. I can't run programs and do not have access to HD. If I tried to re - install 10.9, it tells me that it is impossible at this time. I think that my HD is dead? You wanted to check before I replaced it. It starts well, can run internet but not impossible to install, download or run programs. Disk First aid indicates that the computer is fine. Can not really afford to buy a new Mac now, so hoping that this can be a cheaper alternative.
How much free space on the hard drive?
There is no 100% way to check the health of a hard disk. Disk utility check alone is doing a part-time job to check the directory structure but not physical integrity of the reader. If you select the top level of a drive in disk utility and then file > retrieves the information of to half way down you can see the report of the SMART State which can indicate if a drive is having problems. With one of my discs that I checked that feature, but it was not picking up on several defective sectors systematically producing errors.
The only real way to test a faulty hardware on a computer is to isolate the part (normally in the replacement, or do without it) and see if the issues go away.
I always keep a clone bootable backup of my drive on a separate drive so I can still boot from the second disk to see if it's an internal drive error. Having this type of backup is just a part of the ownership of a computer.
I suppose there is also the possibility, it's another problem as the RAM. A bad drive would be more consistent as to what elements show problems such as you see.
You can check on sites like ifixit or OWC (macsales.com) for instructional videos on how to replace the disks.
I just hard drive of my laptop, replaced by a service center because it is still under warranty. They replaced my old hard drive with a HTS541040G9SA00 that when I search on the internet I discovered that is made by HITACHI, im wondering if it is safe to use this drive or is it compatible with my computer toshiba laptop and that i will not be a problem to use it. Thank you!!!
If a service is to swap your disk that worry Don t, they must use original parts. So if your hard drive is not available, they had to use a spare part which is compatible, too.
I had the same situation with my machine. I got a samsung player, then, after a headcrash I brought to a service partner and they exchanged the drive and put a toshiba in there. I asked them the same question you have posted and they said the same thing what I you said. ;)
So I just give you a little information. :)
My A100 (XP media edition) does not start at the top is normal, safe mode (all types), the last known config as the recovery disk does not work. Error message is unmounted_boot_volume.
Is there a solution?
is that what the recoverable data?
If the new HARD drive is purchased the recovery disk allows you to reinstall the OS?
Any help would be appreciated.
As far as I know this error message appears if the HARD drive boot sector is damaged.
Usually, the new installation of the operating system should help to get rid of this problem.
If you cannot boot from the recovery CD, I would recommend the original Microsoft windows XP CD boot and start the repair console. Here, you can use the fixmbr command to repair the boot sector.
Of course, this problem can be caused by a HARD disk failure.
In this case, the HARD drive must be replaced.
Really hoping someone can help me with this.
My old HDD not was not so I cloned the entire disc before it failed. -Just in time, too.
I ordered a new drive - it's a WD scorpio black - Advanced format.
Unfortunately I can't get my picture on this new album.
Also, I am unable to do a reinstall with the original restore also cd because it doesn't have service pack 1 and that means that it can't recognize the HD.
In any case id prefer to be able to restore my image and not make a re-install when even if possible.
So my question is this:
Y at - it an update of the bios I can ask my another pc version 2.00 is available which will include options to change the options of ide drive - ahci?
It's the only solution I can think of-bearing in mind I do not have an operating system installed, so the alignment tools are not an option as another fix. -Fast technology of storage Intel drivers do not work, because I have an AMD athlon processor.
So is there any BIOS I can Flash my computer with to activate the options mentioned?
I have a method to Flash the bios with a BONE, so this isn't a problem.
Also other suggestions for workaround on this more than welcome.
Update BIOS don t help you. To my knowledge, it does not add additional options such as a switch between AHCI and compatible mode.
In addition, you can use ANY BIOS. You must use the BIOS that came out for the model of laptop. But as I said, this isn't a solution.
In addition, the image of Toshiba already contains all the drivers in order to install the system. It s any SP1 isn t the image part.
I guess you're talking about Vista OS, given that the laptop came with pre-installed Vista OS. http://www.Toshiba.co.UK/discontinued-products/Equium-A210-17I/
I recommend you format the HARD drive first.
Use a tool called Gparted. You can create a bootable USB key containing this tool.
This allows to start Notepad in order to format the HARD drive.
The installation of the system using the recovery disk
I had my Satallite Pro for only 3 years.
During the past year I had problems with the HARD drive and at one point broke and I had it replaced, it worked for about 2 months and who broke. I got another HARD drive, and now it has broken.
I took it to a repair shop independent who say it could be a problem with the motherboard or the Starter connections, or perhaps love to him. ???
I rang toshiba and I didn't have only a years warranty, so my main questions are:
(1) how much approximately will it take to get fixed
(2) is it useful
(3) is it successful.
I'm not sure to get if fixed at 100% I know I can't afford a new to the same specification as that time.
Any help or advice will be approciated.
To be honest, a motherboard is a laptop computer cheap party.
If it of really a motherboard problem and if you have to replace the motherboard to solve this problem, then you must know that this could really be a costly affair
I'm not quite sure how a new motherboard might be, but I think that you will have spent about 300-350 Euros
That s a lot of money so it s your own decision of what's best for you. buy a new laptop or pay for a fix.
If I was you I'll sell this laptop and would like to buy a new unit.
Uh, to sum up my problem, a vital file... or two, has been deleted by a rather malicious Trojan horse, I had a week or two it y a. I had cleaned it the command registry and such and everything was fine. Until I tried a disc to my hard drive... The unit seems to recognize that there is a disc in there and I checked because nothing "seems to" be physically wrong with it. He won't read it. So my question, is there a link to download or something or another or not, that could lead me to a place where I could safely re - download the drive of files for the Pro P100.
And yah... I have no experience of the computer, or similar, so I just ask a pretty silly question. xD
If the problem is Windows related, you should be able start from the CD or DVD without any problem. So I recommend this audit with the recovery disk or other bootable disk.
If you can't start t with him, the drive is may be defective or the lens needs to be cleaned with a Microfiber cloth.
I have an early 2009 24 "iMac. (iMac9, 1, 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo). I am currently using OS X 10.11.4.
This problem started, summer 2014. My iMac has been in storage a year since March 2015. Here's the problem, when it started it was summer and very hot. I didn't have air conditioning. I got this iMac from April 2011. Bought from Mac of all trades. Obviously, they heat up on top, or at least this one does. The hard drive is a Western Digital WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B0, 1 TB drive.
At the point where I was running DiskWarrior, who reported that my hard drive was running too hot. The reader otherwise verified fine and so I downloaded Fans of Mac control, looked up what the operating temperature should be for this hard drive and set it to increase the fan speed, if necessary. Now 5182 rpm, it turns the hard drive cooling fan, and he reports 127,4 ° F. The room temperature is 82.4 °.
Now, let's move forward to this last week. I've had my Mac for storage, he had been in the garage of a friend of year-round, is his box. From the beginning it upward, it froze soon after establishing the office. I started on the recovery partition, and DiskUtility found that it could not solve problems. So I started from the eDrive TechTool Pro partition and run DiskWarrior. That was fine until the computer froze again. To reboot the partition e could not climb. The recovery partition would enter to Midway through the boot process and then hang. It's the same problem I was trying to start normally.
So after a long day of trying everything (I don't have a disc of starting of any kind, that I still have stuff in storage), the Mac finally started in the recovery partition. I ended up having to reformat the hard drive, make a new installation of 10.11 and restoration of my Time Machine backup.
After another day of tweaking, everything worked fine. Except the drive is always hot.
Today, it's back to freezing on me. I started the eDrive and TechTool Pro check sensors and generate a SMART report. The SMART report verified the reader, but watch it turns slightly on the warm side. And that was with the fans to run fast.
Then, after all that, I'll try to get an opinion on the health of the hard drive. If I put the fans for normal speed, now it is 2638 rpm and increase, and the reader is 138.2 ° F. This seems too hot for me. You can't touch the top of the computer for a long time. It is too hot.
Run the Apple Hardware Test disk two of your original grey install set.
I have a HP G7 - 250CA in which the hard drive crashed during an update of the bios. I put in a new hard drive and now want to do a new installation of Windows XP that I don't have the recovery disks. I get an error there is a problem with the disk hard when I try to install XP and run chkdsk, bur the fine tested HD in the BIOS test. I do something wrong or what I need to do in the first place the recovery discs? If so I will order them and also a copy of windows 7, if that's the way to go.
Thank you for your help, d/l should the wrong driver SATA. Ended up choosing Windows 7 and installed like a charm. Everything seems to work fine now.
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