My NEO Q Note Laptop's HDD IDE 40gb needs replacement
My NEO Q Note laptop suddenly can not continue loading the Windows. I asked a computer repair outfit in Quezon City to check it. their technicians had repair my PC and other laptop before. I find them capable an businesslike. They sent a technician who tried to make it operational but did not succeed. He said that the Hard Disk Drive IDE 40 gb is defective (Seagate is the Brand) and must be replaced. The technician did not offer any part to me. He told me to look for a part.e I went around Gilmore, Greenshills, etc. and I can not find the IDE type. They have the ATA type. One store staff told me that the Seagate HDD IDE is still after shaking it and did not hear any sound. The Seagate HDD IDE has a 5 year warranty attached on it. It was manufacture 2005 and it is only 2008 now. Please help me. Thanks very much. Freddie
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I've gist had the same problem after flashing bios ... go to BIOS and change the SATA mode to IDE. it worked for me. original instructions: also You have to turn OFF (disable) the boot from network. The error your seeing is result of the network boot rom not finding PXE server to boot from. Again, be sure to disable boot from network. PLUS it seems if only 128 MB is showing as memory then the memory sticks might be damaged and not able to retain information/data to complete the installation process. Best take them out clean it properly & replace & try again. Nothing to do with BIOS!
Why not install a new 2.5" hdd in your laptop caddy.I replaced my 40gb with a 160gb, works fine and the data tranfer speed is better than a slave configuration. The average speed of around 40mb/sec Is because of the smaller platter, the amount of cache, the firmware installed and so on.
First, I want to know if you sees the Dell logo after turning on the laptop? If yes then this is no boot issue.
1. Immediately run the PSA. Make sure laptop is off. Press and hold down the Fn key, while holding down Fn key press the power button at the same time just once. Once the Dell screen loaded you can now let go of the Fn key. Check if the PSA will run short test for the LCD, RAM and HDD. When full color displays on the screen just press Y. PSA will continue. Just take note of any error code will appear on the screen such as 0141, 0142 and 0146 these are HDD failure errors which means HDD needs replacement. If the test says no errors found then proceed to step 2;
2. Try restarting the laptop once you see dell logo then keep tapping F8. Select last known good configuration. Press enter key. Just wait and check if laptop will load Windows. If not then, restart laptop keep tapping F8 try to select safe mode check if it will load Windows. If not then prepare the Windows OS disc the one came with your laptop.
3. While laptop is on insert the Windows OS disc. Restart the computer. On the Dell screen keep tapping on F12 to show boot menu. In the boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive. Press enter then keep tapping on space bar until it will say Windows loading files, please wait.
4. In the User Interface it will show you some options to select. Once the Install screen comes up look on the lower part select Repair Your Computer. If will ask you to do Startup Repair, please do start up repair. If fails try the System Restore. If fails then step 5;
5. If you have important files in your HDD then back up your files first. After backing up of files you can now install the Windows OS. Here is the process in installing the Windows OS. Insert the Windows OS disc, restart the laptop, keep tapping F12 on Dell screen, on boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive.Install the Windows OS. Just complete the installation.After the installation install the laptop drivers.
go to www.ubuntu.com download the cd image that is suitable for your laptop but USE THE VERSION 8 NOT 9
star your computer with the cd inserted
when ubuntu is loaded verify if you can browse your hdd if not your hdd is toasted
if yoes you will need to use your recovery disk that came with your laptop but WARNING YOUR RECOVERY DISK IS DATA DESTRUCTIVE
if you dont have your recovery disk use any windows install cd (xp , vista or se7en)
go to http://www.gateway.com/worldwide/ to get your new driver
of your hdd is toasted buy a new one and go to a pc shop to make it replaced
You may be right , the harddrive on the system may have gone bad.
You can run a diagnostics on the hardrive,shut down the computer, and then Press the Fn+ power button at the same time , it would initate the diagnostics.
check in the bios settings if the hdd is detected..if detected,you need to re-install the windows..if not detecting,you must replace the hdd...ahh! i think the hdd for this laptop is expensive..coz i know its something special..not same like normal hdd in laptop,like ide or sata..its small hdd inside the board...half size for the 2.5" hdd sata or ide
you can buy the HDD in your laptop at computer shop, but check first if it is SATA or IDE...under your laptop,there are 2 screws remove that and remove the HDD and check what type of HDD you have..here is the idea, with 40pin its indicate IDE with small flat connector its SATA..remove and check and go to computer shop,they will ask you also how many GB you want...80,120,160 whatsover..buy and replace the HDD.
You may have to go back into the bios and see if there is an option to automatically find HDD, or you may have to manually enter them in the Standard Bios Settings.
It may be that the old HDD are still in the bios's recognised setup.