Question about Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop/notebook
I know about computers and understand that my hard disk has malfunctioned .......actually i was running about 10 different tasks and watching a movie too ....movie got stuck (vlc media player) when i tried to forward a scene.....now my friend pressed the power button to turn the laptop off....i think at this moment sone read/write operation was being performed by read/write head of the HDD and when turned off read/write head remained there (did not come back to its default position = boot secor).normally when we turn laptop off the read write head moves back to boot sector so that it can start booting when we turn the device ON again ..but read/write head of my HDD is stuck where i turned the laptop off ...how can i get the read/write head of HDD to come to its proper place ...????plz
System File Checker. It finds and replaces corrupted system files. You may
need a copy of OS.
command prompt type sfc /scannow ENTER.
You can also use the Win 7 install disc:
Boot with a Win 7 disc, and choose Repair Your Computer. Then use Startup Repair option. Type bootrec /fixboot ENTER if end up at the command prompt. It does the same thing.
Posted on Nov 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are looking for a new hard drive, then I would highly suggest a Seagate Barracuda for size/speed verses cost.
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One thing I would suggest is booting up and run a disk (error) check and select the option for scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors. If you need help on running that let me know what operating system you have and I can walk you through it.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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