Need to know If I can use this hard drive in this laptop?
My friends laptop hard drive has failed I do have a new one which I installed but this isnt working. The original one was a ''Fujitsu MHV2100BH PL SATA'' and the new one is a ''Toshiba MK1652GSX SATA'' is this compatible with a Philips Freevents X55P. As When I go into the Windows installation it says Setup didnt detect and hard disk drives. Can you help please
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This is either a corrupted windows install meaning it is software related, or it is a failed hard drive. It is 99% of the time a bad hard drive. You can purchase a new hard drive and install windows on it if you have the installation cd. If you need data recovered you can hook up the old hard drive via USB with a hard drive enclosure. If data isn't viewable via USB there are services to send the hard drive to such as Gilware. That process can cost $500 to $3009 however
The hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer.
If the laptop is under warranty, you may be able to get it fixed, but be sure to let them know if you have personal files that you don't want to lose.
Otherwise, the screen may be failing, or the hard drive may be failing, or just the OS or hard drive corrupted. You could try this... Pull the hard drive out, and use a USB Hard Drive Adapter to connect the hard drive to a friend's computer, and save all the personal files (documents, pictures, etc.) you can to a folder on the friend's computer or an external hard drive.
Then, you could try to do a Factory Restore on the computer, and if that works, copy your personal files back to your newly restored computer. If you cannot successfully Factory Restore, you may need a new machine.
You need to purchase a new hard drive and have it installed, If you have anything important on your laptop right now, that is what you want to create a backup of, or you can have the store you buy the hard drive from do the back up for you and most computer stores will load it all to the new drive for free
warning is to let you know the hard drive may fail sometime in the near future
so you should backup your data frequently. When the hard drive eventually
fails, you can replace the hard drive, re-install Windows, your programs and
data. The hard drive are devices that cannot be repaired, they are replaced.
Dropping a laptop has most likely damaged the hard drive, especially if the laptop was running at that time.
The hard disk needs to be replaced and Windows installed on the new hard disk, plus the laptop's device drivers and your programs.
If you cannot replace the hard drive and Install Windows yourself, then you need to ask a computer savyfriend to help you or you need to take the laptop to your friendly computer shop for repairs.
Sata hard drives are available but the installation and all that are cumbersome . I think you should go ahead and upgrade and you can sell this off for some money as well . My point of view anyway . You can llok for sandisks or wd second hand drives. SHould be good.
Both of these are hard drive errors. Error 0146 is a failed hard drive or bad drive sector, and 0148 is that thew machine is no longer detecting the hard drive. Basically, your hard drive has failed and will need replaced. Replace the hard drive and you will be set. The best place I've found to buy hard drives is at pricewatch.com, they have the best prices on the market.