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Try updating your hard disk drive driver see:

Vista Windows Update Error 8024A000

Here's the solution. I had to replace a failed hard drive in a Vista laptop. The original drive was a 200GB and I replaced it with a 500GB. I used my original Toshiba restoration CDs. I've spent HOURS troubleshooting this problem and I never would have guessed the solution -- it's the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver. It has to be updated because of the larger drive.
Here's a link to an HP support site for the updated driver. You can also find the update on Intel's site.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product

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The orange light means the battery is low.
Normally the clicking is the hdd trying to find its files and it will crash from time to time if faulty.
Replace the hdd.

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May be a faulty wifi card.

But check Adapter settings in control panel to ensure wifi card is "enabled" and check device manager to ensure correct wifi driver is installed.

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It may be stuck in hibernation. Just press and hold the power button for 8 seconds until it shuts down all the way. Power it back on and you should be good

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I would say the laptop is done. You have given it more than enough time to dry out so you have shorted out something on the motherboard. Remove the hard drive so that you have access to the information stored on it. You can pick up a refurbished laptop from micro center for under 200.00.

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Did you replace it with an identical part? Should work fine if you did. I would contact Toshiba tech services for guidance on this matter. Have you tried it with an external monitor?

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Things which you should know and do before upgrade:
1. HP may demand you to reinstall back Vista if you will have any hardware problems to troubleshoot them.
2. HP will not help you if you will have any software problems because this models are not officially supported
with Windows 7.
3. Before you will upgrade to Windows 7 please make Vista Recovery CD/DVD. How to do it all informations here.
4. All Vista drivers and pre-installed software by HP for your model are in C:\swsetup folder.
If you still have it on your HDD then copy this folder to CD/DVD. You may need them someday.
5. Users with nVidia graphic card should check temperature of this device before upgrade.
This way you will know is it working ok in Windows 7 too.
How you may check your notebook CPU (processor), GPU (graphic card), motherboard or HDD temperature?
To do that use HWMonitor (free and recommended) or Aida64.
How to find out which model you've got and specifications for it:
1. Click on Support & Drivers link. (Upper part of this page.)
2. In search box type your laptop product number (p/n).
Resource:
How to Locate the Notebook p/n
3. Under notebook picture you will find your notebook model name (example: HP Pavilion dv6205eu Notebook PC).
4. On the same page click on Product Information -> Product Specifications and you will find all informations about
your notebook hardaware.
How to install Windows 7 and what you should know while upgrading:
1. Guide: How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
2. All Windows 7 drivers you will find in next post below.
3. Some drivers have comment then they are originaly made for Vista system.
When normal installation will fail, then try to run unsuccessfully installed file in Compatibility Mode (Windows Vista,
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2).
Resources:
Make older programs run in this version of Windows
How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7

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When you say that the hard drive works I have to ask how you know. There are not many parts in a laptop that would make a clicking noise. One of them is the hard drive. Is there any display activity at all? Lights on the unit that come on?

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Did You Check to See If Memory is in correctly ?you might have dislodged them by accident please check this !! Can you get back into bios there must be a reason for the black screen like Memory is the computer beeping ? What you can do is use a friends laptop or computer and create a recovery disc on there computer then put that disc into your laptop or you can borrow there windows disc.
Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
(more Info Please)

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it is may be blow off protection resistor or capacitors, pls check the area with multi meter

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That is a known problem with Windows Vista.
A reinstall will fix it.

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I would search for updated driver's.

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http://liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com/upgrade/RnR/NRnR.exe
norton removal tool
I just use windows defender, with malwarebytes anti malware

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There are adapters available on fleabay at a low cost. Maybe it is time to splash out on a new memory card or USB drive.

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If you download from microsoft an ISO of the original OS then you can boot from the DVD you burn and set up a fresh OS. Only if the code is readable on the COA label. If not, purchase a DVD through fleabay is possibly the best option. If you buy from microsoft, you may get ripped off!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2057872.m570.l2632.R2.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xwindows.TRS0&_nkw=windows+7&_sacat=18793

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It is probably overheating. Make sure the air ways through the radiator are clear.

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I had a similar problem, but my Web cam wouldn't work. I went to Microsoft Windows Website and they have several solutions to problems with windows 10, maybe you'll find something there.
Good luck. Ripcord

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Replace its key-pad. It is faulty
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Visit this site to get some details.

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