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Toshiba P30 notebook
You may need to take the hard drive out and find a portable USB hard drive case to put it in ...if it is 3 years old it is probably an IDE drive ...newer ones are SATA drives....then hook it to another computer and and check it ...you can also reformat it in the portable case on another computer then put it back in the laptop and then reinstall windows......if it isn't recognized by the other computer then it probly wrecked the hard drive somehow..
Hope this helps
on Jan 12, 2009
you need to download the value added package on toshiba support website support.toshiba.com
paste here your part # and i can give you the link on the said program
on Sep 21, 2008
That is a problem when the hard drive fails or the operating system is not installed. Has this computer ever worked that you know of? Is the hard drive installed?
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What make of hard drive is in it?
Figure out what brand hard drive it is first. Then go to the website of the manufacturer.
While you are on the site look for software for hard drive
repair. It could be listed in many
ways. Download the windows version if
you have another computer to test this in.
If you do not have another computer to test this in you will have to use
the Dos version. The instructions will
come with the siftware.
Then you will go through these steps.
Do you have another computer that you can use to
check the hard drive? If you have another computer or access to another
computer you can download a hard drive utility that can diagnose and possible
repair the hard drive. Is it a SATA hard drive? If it is a SATA
hard drive you can plug it directly into another computer that has a SATA cable.
If it is not SATA you will need to buy a converter so that you can hook it up
to the other computer. This will be an
external slim hard drive enclosure. A desktop hard drive can be put in another
desktop and used as a slave drive. Just
make sure that you look at the back of the Hard Drive and make put the jumper
on the slave pins. Then you can run the test through the other computer to
test the Hard Drive. The test will let
you know if the Hard Drive is bad or not.
If you can see your files on the drive you might want to back them up
before you start the test. If it comes
back as good go to the next step.
You can boot it up with the recovery CD and run through it
as if you were doing a setup and then when the second repaircomes up..... hit
repair. This should repair any problem with the operating system.
If you want to try the simple way... use the first repair that comes up.
When the screen comes up with a blinking curser hit the number 1 then
Enter........ When it ask you for a password hit enter. There should not
be a password unless someone has put one in it. If there is a password it
should be your master password.
Then type fixmbr and hit enter. This will fix your master boot
record. If that does not work use the second repair. Sounds
complicated but it is not.
on Jun 09, 2008
Computer Turns Off Randomly!!
ok i wouldn't suggest u doing this it may cause a internal malfunction because the fan is for the power and the gpu dont do it try going to start then to control panel and change the time the machine turns off i suggest when conneted to a power source change the power timer to never on each one this should solve your problem if u need any hel email me at [email protected]
on Jan 01, 2008
Vertical lines in my laptop screen
The LCD would start to fail eventually, there is a fix you can try which has worked for some, but it solely depends if you want to try it out, it might revive your LCD...
on Dec 09, 2007
Overheating and switch off
Maintain adequate ventilation. If your PC is crowded between your desk and the wall, there?s no room for proper air circulation. Use compressed air to remove dust and debris around the fan and laptop openings. It could also be the CPU fan has gone out and is not spinning properly if at all. Try the air first. If it still overheats, take it to a certified tech and have him look at it.
Don't continue to use the laptop for extended periods until you fix this problem. Heat can cause serious damage to your laptop. Then your talking big money.
on Jun 30, 2007
Is this laptop brand new? Because normally, when you plug in the power adapter, the battery charges up to 100% and stays there UNTIL the power adapter is unplugged. Then it will start to run down its power. It's not supposed to run down with the power adapter plugged in.
Also, if you take out the battery and only plug in the power adapter, it should work fine. If it doesn't, then there's a problem with the adapter.
on Apr 06, 2007
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