ON DEMAND! Sudden HARD drive failure. Need urgent advice concerning a new
So when I got home, I noticed that my laptop no longer works. It seems that my HARD drive has failed. I've owned a laptop Lenovo Z50-70.
I use the laptop a little more for the games, but especially for programming under Windows or Linux.
Can someone tell me what settings should I consider for this? Can I get the latest SATA? Or look at the cache or rpm?
The other variant is the purchase of an SSD now (250 GB or more) at the moment and buy another for installing Linux later, as I don't have a lot of money for the time cutrent.
I need quick and easy answers right now. Thank you very much!
Cache on HD
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Invest in an external for backup and Imaging. If you restore, then it's a walk in the Park. Otherwise, looks like you may have lost data.
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Help, please. I have Toshiba Satellite L350 - 12 c and it s a German model. My hard drive has failed.
The local repair center Toshiba says they can replace the hard drive, but without the disc they can t restore in working condition.
Worse, it is its still under warranty but Toshiba refuses to help me. The only place where I can order discs is Europe who won t accept American credit card and mailing address that kills me because I have another laptop of Germany and they sent me the discs without problem.
The local store even contacted the local representative and it was no help. Help the frustrated customer of Toshiba.
Can we please clarify something? If I understand you have the model of mobile German but I just didn't understand where you are now? In the United States, or elsewhere?
If you are not in Europe the whole situation can be a bit tricky, but for every problem there is a reasonable solution.
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After failure of hard drive, I need to download Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Element.
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I have a Satellite L300 age of 4 years (under Vista) who is suddenly suspended frequently.
A bit of investigation leads me to think that it is a hard drive failure.
Basically, chkdsk/r crashes at step 4. Disk defragmentation also blocks.
I can start safe mode, and it seems to work ok.
Is not an expert, could someone tell me if I jump to the wrong conclusion?
Y at - it a diagnostic tool to specific hard drive from Toshiba that I could use?
If the standard duration for these hard drives 4 years?
Finally, when a hard drive crashes, it's just the specific physical areas that are illegible? or will it progessively spread and worsen very quickly?
And I have everything backed up if not concerned about data loss but I was wondering about the short-term future.
Thank you for any advice and provided thoughts.
> Is there a diagnostic tool to specific hard drive from Toshiba that I could use?
You can use another tool of diagnosis of HARD disk as disk HARD Drive Fitness Test.
This freeware tool that allows you to scan the HARD drive.
This software creates a diagnostic boot disk and you will need to boot from this drive to run the test.
> Finally, when a hard drive fails, is it only specific physical areas that are illegible? or will gradually expand and worsen very quickly?
HARD drive problems are always difficult.
In most cases if the HARD drive crashes, you will be able to access files stored on the HARD drive.
But different COMPUTER experts would still be able to recover files lost with special tools. But in most cases, these rescue operations are expensive and cost a lot of money.
My hardly used HP Pavilion Touchsmart is extremely slow and even a simple operation like 'save' used to take hours. I did a check of HDD on login and this resulted in the following result:
HDD SMART Check: past
Hard drive short DST: FAILURE
FAILURE ID: PQDVW2-6PL7RA-MFPWXG-6OU603
Product ID: D8Q11EA #ABU
Earlier on, I had a startup problems, so I gave her the laptop for curries that have indicated that they add a new hard drive.
So not sure that the problem has been resolved, but I have a hard drive failure.
How do I rectify this? All solutions?
Each time the short hard drive DST test fails with 24 alphanumeric characters "PQDVW2-6PL7RA-MFPWXG-6OU603" which indicates that the hard drive has failed and which needs to be replaced to solve the problem
This problem could be due to an Application or a driver conflict, virus issues, corruptions of files due to incompatible applications, incorrect judgments, update failures due to conflicts, mounted sudden power so portable, sudden falls etc...
HP will offer a replacement HDD if the laptop warranty is Active, otherwise you can buy a SATA hard drive in a nearby retail store
Please make sure that you get at least equal as long as the original one in order to use recovery disks. If you need you can buy a bigger, but not smaller hard drive capacity. For example, if you have a 500 GB hard drive you can improve it to 750 GB hard drive, but not 320 GB hard drive
Please try the troubleshooting below indicated once the steps:
Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the power adapter AC.
Step 02. Press and hold the power button for more than 30 seconds
Step 03. Plug the AC power adapter / (leave the battery for now)
Step 04. Press the power button and check if the unit is operating normally
If the steps listed above is not enough, then you can try reinstalling the hard disk on your laptop
If the problem persists again please Contact HP if your HP laptop is under warranty, HP could replace the hard drive and provide recovery media to restore the operating system to factory after the replacement (if you have not yet created recovery disks/USB support)
Note: Back up all personal data on an external drive if possible. Otherwise, you can connect the HDD defective via SATA USB adapter with another PC or a PC even after replacing the HARD drive & put in place of the operating system and try to copy / retrieve files. You can also check out the link below for additional help
Please click on the link in order to identify, prevent, diagnose & recover against any failure to drive on HP Portable Hard Drives & Solid State Drives:
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I recently tried to upgrade to el capitan in yosemite. He failed during the installation process, and now, whenever I boot my mac need me in disk utility. I can't erase, restore, Mount/unmount my osx partition. I took it to the store, they checked, and it was the hard drive failure. IM wondering how I can run windows on it. I can boot into window normally and everthing worked.
MacBook pro early 2011
Windows is located on its own partition, and if your Mac partition is damaged in any way it is not part of the windows installation.
If an authorized service apple tells you to replace the drive, you will need to back up your windows partition with something else than Time Machine, if it's not an a separate physical disk.
Hello! I wonder if someone can help me.
Start the computer, the other day the S.M.A.R.T diagnostic program came suddenly on saying a "hard drive failure may be imminent," when I open the Intel Matrix Storage console, it says that the hard drive in port 0 has had a S.M.A.R.T event recorded against him but that of port. 2 is 'normal '.
Port 0 is the volume of the operating system on it and if so what would be the best way to back up the disk and what someone knows how to change the hard drive and how much approximately would this cost?
Thanks for any help inadvance.
In my opinion, you should back up all the data as quickly as possible. In the worst case you could HARD drive might completely die and then you are not able to save the data on it.
After that you should swap the HARD drive. It s depending on the model of HARD drive you buy how much it will cost but drives hard are not so dear to our days. I think that it will be possible to get one for 50 Euros.
Drive HARD internal of my HP Pavilion Slimline S5 failed and died recently (bought in 2011). My HP warranty is long gone.
The splash screen has shown this message:
1720-SMART hard detects an imminent failure
Due to lack of player: SATA0
Failed attributes: # 05
I have several questions about this:
- Is it only caused by HARD drive failure? I want to replace it myself, but I don't really know if there are other parts to replace. Or it will be better to bring it to the computer shop to do carefully check?
- I can replace it with Seagate Barracuda 3.5 "(7200 RPM, 1 TB, SATA 3 or 6)? I think that the current HARD drive is Hitachi.
- I still need to transfer Windows OEM once the HARD drive is replaced?
Thanks in advance.
According to the packing of the Seagate, it might come with the software. But if it is OEM drive then found the software by clicking HERE. In general, I use a USB adapter for hard drive to clone if the PC will not support an additional drive. Given that a number of incomplete model for the PC, it is difficult to find accurate info, but the Pavilion Slimline S5 I checked all have a motherboard with additional SATA ports. Just have a spare SATA cable and power on the power port and try the cloning software. Make sure that the drive is not touch a conductive element. Usually, I place the additional reader on a cardboard box.
Install the new drive as a replacement for the existing drive and connect everything as it is now. Then connect the old drive in the manner discussed. Boot from the CD created with cloning tools. If the old drive is cloned stll, then when the software is finished, remove the old drive connections to see if the drive can start the computer. If this is not successful, try to run the recovery screen (F11) BIOS boot manager. If that does not work, use the Recovery DVD set brand when the computer was new. If you did this, or lost them, then see THATto order a series.
Suddenly my laptop started to show me "hard drive failure warnings" and honestly, I have no idea what it takes to this topic please someone can help me.
Symptom: The PredictFailure flag is set on the disk
Cause: A logical disk has the failure to predict SMART bit set.
Details: This disc is facing a problem and predicted that the drive will fail
Cause: A device reported 'Not OK' status.
Details: The device, hard drive, reports a value of bad condition. This device won't be available until the problem is resolved. The Plug and Play ID for this device is \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0.
My advice is to make data backup and contact the nearest Toshiba service as soon as possible. They can help you with it. Warranty is valid also if they want to replace the HARD drive it will be free of charge.
I have a G10-106 and you had for about 18 months. About 6 weeks ago, one of the hard drives began to fail - asked checkdisk all the time, and found errors. I have saved and replaced it with my old 40 GB of old toshiba laptop hard drive.
Yesterday the computer started making strange clicking noises and I assumed it was the fan. Today it is squeal - sounded like a drill. I had checked it by a friend who fixes PC and he said all seemed well and it was a little more quiet - no screeching.
2 hours later, it seems that the d drive disappeared. I used an adapter and tried to read it in a desktop computer, but it cannot be found.
Surely if he failed he would always see as a disc? Also is there a way to recover my files? I had everything backed up on this 2nd disk and am now feeling so depressed as it seems that everything has been lost or destroyed. I don't know what to do now.
Anyone else had problems with hard drives?
I think buying a new laptop. My last laptop broke after 2 years with graphics and remedial failure could not be a part.
I had HARD drive problem on my old 1900 satellite. One day, that the HARD drive had died suddenly. I wasn't able to boot up the laptop, even in safe mode. The HARD drive makes strange as noise running the Defragmenter tool. Connecting as external HDD on my second phone it was the same situation.
Autour Googling, I found an interesting also called HDD Regenerator. He found many bad sectors on the HARD disk. If you want to try to do the same thing. I hope that you will be able to start HDD Regenerator because in my case, it was not able until I've erased the two partitions using partition magic.
so I had a play and when I started the game, I was told that my computer will restart, then it started me off in the bios with the message "hard drive failure is imminent. IM wondering if I get another HARD drive I will need to get another copy of windows 10 buy or is there a way I can keep the windows 10 during a maneuver on my HARD drive?
You can simply install the new disk, then start on a key USB W10 and install the operating system without a key, then when you get on the desktop, it should activate.
Or clone the old disk to a usning new Macrium reflect free, then install the new disk, but if the reader fails it cannot establish so well.
You can make the USB stick using this tool from Microsoft, you will need a 8 GB or more great drive flash usb, or you can make an ISO file and then burn it to DVD.
Hello everyone, I had a HARD drive problem lately, but before moving on to describe my problem, here are the specifications of my laptop:
HP Pavilion dv6 - 3264-ca
AMD Dual-Core 2.2 Ghz processor
6 GB OF RAM
128 MB ATI graphics card
750 GB Toshiba HDD
Windows 7 64 bit
Recently, I had a HARD drive failure very unhappy. The recovery partition is not even load. I tried to boot my laptop with Linux with the HARD drive always attached, and it would not read. I pulled the HARD drive and placed in a box drive HARD and he would not yet be supported on Windows XP or Vista or 7. However, it would read in Windows Device Manager as well as in the BIOS.
I need to extract some data priority there so I managed to recover all my data safe with a data recovery service, but now the drive is rendered useless. I was told a low-level format might be able to help him to be usable again, and if that were to happen, would then disappear the recovery partition in the process.
In addition, I would like to install Windows 7 64 bit on the disk, but the box your laptop came with an installation CD, which is quite frustrating. Is he that sort of HP can let me download Windows 7 through any warranty service?
I have a one year warranty on my laptop.
In closing, I would like to know if I can get back Windows 7 on my HARD drive for free, or if I have to go to buy new Windows 7.
All the tips of your kind people?
Here are two options.
1. if you have (or can borrow) an installation disc Windows 7 at retail which is exactly the same version as your OEM installation - IE if your laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit it is the version of exact details you need.
If you do not access to the retail drives, you can create an installation disk yourself - just download good picture disc from the link below and use an app like ImgBurn to burn the ISO correctly on a blank DVD.
Use the disk to perform the installation, enter the activation key is located on the underside of your laptop when asked and once installation is complete, use the 'method of phone", described in detail in the link below to activate the operating system - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who want just a new installation of Windows 7 without additional software load normally delivered with OEM Windows installations.
Additional drivers, you may need can be found here.
2 you can order a set of replacement recovery disks using the link below - these costs about $30 if you live in the United States.
If you have a problem with this link, order them directly from HP.
If you live in the United States, contact HP here.
If you are in another part of the world, begin here.
DP - K
My HP G62-b23SA signals an imminent hard drive failure. Drive hard test reports a SMART error (301). You should back up the system and contact the HP support to inquire if the hard drive needs to be replaced or just needs to be repaired. I have supported from the system, it had to be replaced?
The Smart 301 error would indicate that your hard drive is defective and must be replaced.
If your laptop is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange for the disc replaced. You can check the status of your warranty here.
If you live in the United States, contact HP here.
If you are in another part of the world, begin here.
If you are out of warranty and would like a guide to replacing the hard drive yourself, let me know - include size (IE 500 Gb) of your current HARD drive.
DP - K
I need help because my daughters computer had a pop up that says your comp is at risk of hard drive failure and now everything went on his computer. There is nothing in its settings or in the boot sector and now she doesn't have internet and wifi. This can be corrected
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