Disk replacement hard satellite M20
I had a problem with my satellite M20 Ref PSM20Q-00PZ6
The original HD (Toshiba MK4025GAS) is totally dead.
I bought a new one (toshiba MK6025GAS), the same 60G instead of 40.
I had never recognized by the bios, unless I have set it up on another laptop to change its size to 8.4 G.
How can I configure it to be recognized as a 60G?
It seems that the BIOS cannot recognize the disk properly due to the size of the HARD drive. Unfortunately, I put t found any details on the size of HDD supported, but in my opinion the 60 GB of HDD is not supported if the BIOS recognizes the HARD drive correctly.
Prices differ as much here, so I think to replace my broken HD Toshiba (I believe that is / was 20 GB) with a new HD. Can I use one of the new 5400 RPM type disks, or if I hold with 4200 RPM normal ones?
If I do, should I first replace the old BIOS?
Maybe you need to consider the noiselevel to a 5400 RPM hard drive?
Update the BIOS? ... Never change a running system ;)
Someone please advise how to get into the hard drive on one of these machines. You have to lift the keyboard if yes how. I took all the screwa the bottom of the case and am nowhere fast.
This is very well illustrated if not for your model.
If you do a search on this forum (all) for HARD drive or hard drive or a term related you should come up with some references.
There was a hardware error in my laptop and the dealer told me that there is an error with a hard drive and it will be replaced under warranty.
My question is that is that the new drive will come with the same configuration and the score of the original hard drive? I mean that it will be a breast hidden restore partition?
My laptop is Qosmio F60-111
> My question is that is that the new drive will come with the same configuration and the score of the original hard drive? I mean that it will be a breast hidden restore partition?
The new drive HARD would not be partitioned and contain all the data!
After replacing HARD drive, you must use the recovery disk in order to install the system, the drivers, tools and for the partitioned HARD drive.
Did you create a recovery disk in the past?
I have a Satellite A60-672 and his original 40 GB drive is dead. I got a Seagate 80 GB HDD as a replacement, but after it is inserted, it does not show in the BIOS. I did some searching on Google but not really came up with a large part. Is it possible that the BIOS does not recognize the new drive due to the larger size?
I looked in the BIOS upgrade (currently version 1.50) and found an update to 1.90. After reading the upgrade of BIOS FAQ (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS & FID = TRO0000000b07) I have saw apparently need a floppy drive that laptop did not. Can I use a CD - R in the place or what I need to get a USB floppy drive now?
Thanks for any help.
> Is it possible that the BIOS does not recognize the new HARD drive because of the larger drive?
Yes, it is quite possible and especially a reason why the large capacity HARD disk cannot be used.
It seems that the update of the BIOS on the Satellite A60 can be done only with the USB FDD.
But why you want to update the BIOS?
I don t think that the update will change something
It seems that the 80 GB are not possible.
My HARD drive has failed, so I bought a 256 GB SSD Crucial CT256MX100SSD1. I installed it in the laptop and went to use the recovery CD. It's the bit score correctly as far as I can tell, but to cut a long story short, I think that the recovery disk is missing a few vital pieces of information (read below - I may be wrong).
So, how do for Satellite L650-12N new recovery discs?
After the partition, it then says "copy files of database recovery.
some random jargon
Then he said: «unpack the OS and system/WinRE»
Set of RECO...
It says "copy F:\ZZImg\11353XSP.swm to V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg 1/10
1 file (s) copied.
Copy of the CRC files
1 file (s) copied.
Copy F:\ZZImg\11353XSP2.swm to V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg 2/10
1 file (s) copied.
Copy of F:\ZZImg\11353XSP3.swm to V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg 3/10
1 file (s) copied.
Copy of F:\ZZImg\11353XSP4.swm to V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg 4/10
1 file (s) copied.
Copy of F:\ZZImg\11353XSP5.swm V:\HDDRecovery\SWImg 5/10
1 file (s) copied. »
at this stage it says ' insert the next recovery media (containing the F:\ZZImg\11353XSP6.swm file)!
but the backup I did only has one drive.
Hmm, for me, it seems that some image packages are missing.
According to your message, the recovery image must contain 10 packs, but the first recovery disc provides only 5 packages.
Should be so 2nd drive providing other packages to complete the recovery procedure.
I m wondering if you already used the recovery disc (CD) in the past.
Are you sure that this recovery disc has been done correctly 100%?
From my point of few recovery disk is defective and to recover the laptop, you need a good way to return to work.
Usually this can be ordered here:
I wonder if there is someone who has already tried to remove his portable DVD Player Series Satellite A200 and put a 2nd HDD or SSD drive in there? I'm about to get rid of Vista OEM and install W7 I wanted first of all to backup all important data. But reader isnot DVD from Toshiba to work at all (it was never work in my laptop) so I'll have to boot and install the new system of USB.
So, do you think you could remove the guts of DVD drive metal case and 2nd disc HDD or SSD in there?
Thanks for any advice.
> But DVD from Toshiba reader isnot nothing works...
And why don't you replace it? Where is the problem?
> So, do you think you could remove the guts of DVD drive metal case and 2nd disc HDD or SSD in there?
As far as I know that something like this is not possible. In the latest Toshiba offered that option for several models of business only. With special HARD drive adapter, it was possible to do.
On your Satellite A200, something like this is not an option.
Laptop stopped recognizing Bluetooth, so restarted, but when you start it says something to check a disk and repair the hard disk, which then laptop crashed before completing. Would not start once again, it is:
1 past age on the toshiba screen then tell no boot device
2 load the login screen, then past ages in front welcome saying windows preparation and loading a temporary profile. When he made a mistake shows saying Windows detected a hard disk problem. Back up your files to prevent loss of information and then ask the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace the disk. It will then crash after 10 to 30 minutes and the blue screen with my critical_process_died error, which restarts always shows described in 1.
I have Windows (updated 8) 10 and the laptop is less a year. I've tried various searches on google and fixes, including:
Update of system drive where Windows is is locked
Check disk either from the start menu or the command prompt in the temporary profile
Changed the boot order and then back again
Open to the top of the unit and removed, then replaced the hard drive
Nothing worked, I do not have the recovery media and not really means for the moment. This could be a real hard disk problem (it heats up during boot ups) which would mean it needs to be replaced? If Yes is that these can be purchased with Windows installed on it?
While I update to windows 10 I have a probem with the use of the hard drive because he moved to the use of 100% and the laptop just crashed.
I search in the Admin Panel and I discovered that I have a service called host system: local system (private network). I tanslate it Spanish which is the language was my laptop.
Also I have a problem whit the video card because systems always use the graphic istead intel video card (AMD one). I tried to solve this problem in istalling the graphic control of AMD program, but the program doesent work better because the use of the hard drive is always more 100% and the experience of the computer laptop full length.
My brother bought me a Satellite L850 of UAE UNITED a month ago.
But I'm in sri lanka.
The problem is now the hard drive does not start and it says to replace the hard drive.
I have the card with me.
My question is can I claim the warranty in Sri Lanka?
Please help me soon as soon as possible.
If you have not purchased the additional international interest, portable computer s hardware problems can be set only in the country where the phone was purchased.
But AFAIK that parts such as HARD drive or memory are set at the user level.
Maybe you n t need to send the laptop to UNITED Arab Emirates for a fix, but maybe the guys would be able to send you a HARD drive under warranty conditions.
Here you can get all the details on the FSA available worldwide.
I recommend you to contact the ASP and ask for assistance
I have problems with my hard drive, I think it is dying...
So I want to replace it with a new one, but I don't know where the hard drive.
Anyone know where it is and if it's easy to remove?
It is very easy to swap the HDD on Satellite 1900. At the bottom you will see the HDD cover (near battery) fixed with two screws. Remove them and the HARD drive can be removed. If I remember correctly, the HARD drive is on this cover but replacement is not complicated.
I need to replace the HD with a new SSD. Where he is? Is there anyway to guide? is it possible to replace it without voiding the warranty
Please see page 81 of the HP 15 Notebook PC HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC Compaq 15 Notebook PC Compaq 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC HP 250 G2 portable PC HP 255 G2 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service of Guide for more information on the removal/replacement of the hard disk. Replace the drive should not void the warranty, unless there is an obvious specific temperament on the disc or the cover sticker.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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I have a Sony notebook with Vista Home, which I've upgraded to Vista Ultima. Now, I would use a bigger drive C on my Sony laptop. Is there a check that makes this impossible?
I used full PC Backup in Vista to make a backup and restore on the new largest disk. That looked good, but then I noticed I can't read my Windows Mail, or see my second hard drive and several other problems. An OEM Vista Home version is somewhat limited on the disc, on which it is installed, not the PC/laptop it works?
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Looks like I need to replace the hard drive on Envy 6. Warranty expired 6 days ago! I can't leave with Best Buy for 2-4 weeks so I want to try replacement myself. Where can I buy the correct hard drive and can I do it myself? Then load a new operating system? What I have to do new Windows 8 (don't like it)? I have all my files stored on Carbonite. Thank you!
Thank you very much.
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Yes, you can install W7 on your laptop.
If you have a full W7 64 bit program and product license key, you can do the following to install W7...
First of all, you need to change a BIOS setting (and you'll need to do in order to boot from the recovery W8 disks too).
See this link below...
Then for the W7 x 64 drivers you must:
First, install the amd chipset driver and restart. The first file listed in the page.
Then all the W7 x 64 drivers and software of this model will work also on yours.
DO NOT USE ALL DOWNLOADS OF BIOS OR FIRMWARE FROM THIS LINK
Hello everyone and sorry for the bad English ;)
I want to improve my laptop HARD drive but I don't know what cell maximum supported size?
It's a Satellite A20 s-103, with Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz processor.
Can you help me with this?
I think buy a 160 GB Samsung HARD drive! :)
Its very important question for me, and I couldn't be able to find an answer yet.
For me, the upgrade for the 160 GB HARD drive is questionable.
I don't know that the BIOS recognises this large size m.
I know that the laptop should recognize the unique sizes such as 30 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB or 80 GB.
Of course, you can try to connect the 160 GB and it would be very interesting to know the results. Please report the details...
I want to perform a Toshiba product recovery, using the partition on the HARD disk. I did it before and no problem.
But when I press F8--> computer repair--> selection language--> then I have to select a user (Administrator / my name/guest) when I select the administrator, it says that my account has been disabled, when I select the user with my name (Kenneth) he continues to the menu where I can choose the different options for recovery. If I select the product Toshiba blah blah thingy a screen comes up saying it can't find 01 HARD drive. I did nothing with the partition containing Vista.
My guess is that I need to log in as an administrator, which is impossible. My user account in Vista is a Director,
Can someone please?
I use a P300
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